Thursday, September 20, 2012

We are just along for the ride

We are just along for the ride....... Sometimes we go up and sometimes we go down down down... When one door closes another door opens.....

Jeremiah 26:14 As for me, I am in your hands; do with me whatever you think is good and right.
Pretty much for the past month and a half we have felt stuck in this elevator. Stuck, claustrophobic, trapped, not able to breath... One minute we are going up and the next we are heading back down. Truthfully we are ready to get off I am not a huge fan of elevators we are ready to be on some solid ground where we know more what is going on....
~that is exactly what I am talking about... As many of you know we have been trying to get our dossier along with the kids dossier submitted before a deadline set by the Haitian Govt. That deadline was September 15th
~We found out on Friday Sept 14th that our attorney had our kids paperwork but we also found out on Friday that we did not get submitted with the September 15th Deadline.
~We then found out on Saturday Sept 15th  that an extension had been granted and our attorney would have 2 more weeks to submit dossiers
~ We found out on Monday Sept 17th that IBESR was not taking new dossiers and there was no extension
~ We found out Tuesday Sept 18th  that there was an extension
~ We found out Wednesday Sept 19th that there was no extension then that there was an extension and then there was no extension...
~ And Today Sept 20th we have been given the official word that there is NO extension IBESR is currently closed and they will not be taking new dossiers.

So now you might understand why we feel as we are stuck in an elevator and we just keep going up and down. Emotions are high but we will not be shaken. It is our understanding that it is possible that IBESR will start accepting dossiers on October 1st for a short grace period. It is also our understanding that next week, there is a meeting (Tuesday 25th) about the new procedures with IBESR. Hopefully after this meeting it will be clear as to what process will be in place for depositing dossiers on October 1st. 
Our heart hurts but we are also at peace and have a since of calmness... We know that HE alone is able and we are going to rest in that. This afternoon when I was thinking about all of this I heard a whisper saying to me Be still my child and know that I am GOD... We know god has already moved so many mountains for this adoptions and we are certain that he isn't done!
No worrying here... Its not aloud!
Philippians 4:6-7  Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.
How can you help.....
~Continue to pray for our adoption
~Pray for Juvens, Sophia and Derline
~Pray for the meeting on the 25th or meeting next week its Haiti and things seem to change at the drop of a hat!
~Pray for those that have the power to make the final decision on this grace period pray that there hearts would be softened and they would allow this to happen
~Pray that IBESR does reopen October 1st for a grace period and we will then get in
~ Pray for our hearts as we are stuck in this elevator a little longer!
We believe in the power of prayer the bible tells us in Matthew 18:19 “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.
We are thankful for each and every one of you that are praying for our adoption and our family. Words can not express how thankful we are! Keep praying because I can honestly say we know its working!!

1 comment:

  1. Hang in there, girl! I'll be praying for the requests you listed above. I know how emotionally tumultuous this journey is! God can part these waters for you! Keep looking to Him just like you are now! Blessings...