"I try to be good enough, but I am nothing without your love, Savior please, keep saving me....." As I set to type this post, this song is playing on the ipod. It seems fitting. I seem to be on the verge of tears most days. Not because I feel stressed or worried. Not because I am tired (even though I am). But because I want something more....something I don't even know yet. My heart literally aches. I long for a more genuine, true, uninhabited faith that holds nothing back. Did you know that there are 143 million children in the world with no parents? People under our own noses that are in need, desperate need. Families are falling apart. Our teenagers are held to such low expectations....if they don't do drugs, get pregnant, or try to commit suicide than we're doing OK??? And you turn on the news, and all you hear is the newest stats on Swine Flu or the ups n downs of the stock market.
How's that for some doom and gloom? Maybe I shouldn't have turned on the computer. Sorry!! I pray for us, that we will be mighty warriors, bold, wherever He should take us and in His name!
May 19, 2009-"Let's go for it"
June 1, 2009-Started Homestudy paperwork
June 9, 2009-Sent in AGC official application
June 24, 2009-1st Homestudy meeting
July 8, 2009-2nd (and final) Homestudy meeting
August 27, 2009-started dossier
August 31, 2009-went to Louisville to turn in I 600A and be fingerprinted
Sept. 30, 2009-Sent dossier to AGCI
Oct. 5, 2009-Assigned as #15 on the "list"
Nov. 5, 2009-Moved to #11
Dec. 3, 2009-Moved to #9
Dec. 9, 2009-Received immigration approval
Jan. 2010-Some confusion on the list??
Jan. 22, 2010-We got the call
Jan. 28th, 2010-Officially sent in referral contracts
Feb. 8th, 2010-Court date set for Feb. 22nd
Feb. 22, 2010-didn't pass (MOWA not ready) Rescheduled for 3/8
March 8, 2010-didn't pass....again.....same reason as before.....rescheduled for 3/15
March 15, 2010-Ethiopian judge is waiting for one piece of paper that was left out of our file. Should be on his desk tomorrow and then he/she will give their final approval.
March 16th, 2010-HE IS OURS!!! We passed court!!
March 23rd, 2010-Tentative embassy date of April 19th
March 25th-Embassy date confirmed.....We leave April 16th!!!
April 16th-postponed by one day due to volcano ash