Well, thanks to Lesley Scott and those wonderful people at Lifeline Children's Services, we received our updated Wait List number today and we are number 3...we are very excited and are already playing through the scenarios in our mind on the timing and the holidays. Similar to what my bride mentioned last time, to our knowledge, there is no one ahead of us looking for a referral for a child older than 2 years old so that means that we are likely number 1 on the list for a child older than 2, which is both awesome and scary. The reality of the possibility for us to be on a plane between now and the end of the year to go to Ethiopia to meet our daughter is mind boggling.
One of the really cool parts of the update was that 10 children were matched with their forever families during November. Praise God for that and for all of His many blessings.
In one of her recent posts, my sweet bride indicated that I am a Type A personality. That is true at least to some extent...well no actually it is completely true, but that can be a good thing. One area that I think it could work well would be if we got our referral and went to Ethiopia to meet our daughter and I was able to stay there while we wait on our paperwork to pass through the US Embassy in Ethiopia. I could use my Type A personality to bug the poo poo (and I thought my days of using words like poo poo, shoo shoo and tushy were long gone since my youngest child at home is 14, and when I use those words he thinks I am weird...actually he thinks I am weird either way, but as I was sayin) and maybe encourage some greater sense of urgency on their part to speed up the process of bringing our little girl home. Please pray for us as Kelley and I walk through those kinds of decisions and do what God would have us do. For me, leaving my daughter in Ethiopia after court may be more than I can handle...Thanks and WOO HOO!!! We are NUMBER 3!!!!!
Thanks and God Bless!!