Posted on February 5, 2016
The days are flying by and we continue to make progress every day towards bringing Seth home! We were unbelievably blessed by God in our house search and found one so quickly we couldn't believe it! It is a wonderful home and everything has come together so well we have just been in awe. We close on our new house in one week and plan to move in as quickly as we can.
The main reason we are so thrilled to be moving so quickly is that we had to move in order to finish our home study. This is a huge part of the process to bring Seth home and we hope to finish our home study as fast as possible. We have completed a huge chunk of the paperwork for this but still have more to go - pray for perseverance and time to complete as much as we can before we move! Things are so busy these days and I find my head spinning with a "to do" list around the clock!
Once our home study is complete we can submit our paperwork to US immigration. We have done this 4 times already but still all the steps start to blur together around this point! We are still hopeful that Seth will join our family this year.
Some specific prayer requests:
- Pray that we are able to complete our home study paperwork in a timely manner
- There is a possibility that Seth may be moved to an orphanage that would be a much better fit for his needs - please pray with us that this is able to happen!
- Pray for our kids - some of them really struggle with change and there is a lot of that happening right now with the move and Seth joining our family.
We are overwhelmed by the love and support we have received and by the many gracious donations we have been given. There was a time not long ago when I had to send an almost $2000 payment to our agency and I wasn't sure what I would do. I must admit my faith was so small and worry was creeping in....but God in His faithfulness provided through so many people all that we need. We are so very grateful and humbled!