Yesterday I received our approval from immigration. I'll be honest, I was getting a little worried since it had been over two weeks since it's arrival at it's Dallas destination. But I can breathe easy now...OH WAIT, I can't. I now have to gather all of our Dossier paperwork, check a LARGE check and mail it all off to our agency.
I will hurriedly do this and then wait, again. Our agent said it should take about two weeks for our Dossier to be reviewed. If everything is filled our properly, it will begin it's long trip to the Congo.
Once it takes off, that is the point when we will start searching for our kiddos! Thus far, I have been very calm and collected. Even when I got the approval, I calmly called Eric and gather the necessary paperwork, making sure I had copies of everything. But now, now that I may find out the identities of my two little ones, I am started to get anxious.
My ultimate dream is to told them; feel them in my arms. But for now, I would be ecstatic if I could know who they are, see their faces and actually call them my own, to even give them names. Man, it's a mix of excitement and love all at once. I want to shout and cry at the same time.
Though I must be patient. Even though we are told it shouldn't take very long, we know that these time lines aren't very reliable and we should expect the worst and be wonderfully surprised if it's not.
But please pray for us; pray for our children. We need patient and grace to get through the waiting time, we need to truly trust that God's timing is perfect and we need prayer that our children (whoever they are) will be healthy and protected. Although we can barely wait to know, we are content in the place God has us, looking forward to our children who will come home soon :)