We have been waiting for this day for months! We have experienced so many ups and downs. It has seemed like at the beginning of every week we would get our hopes up. Then, at the end of the week we were so disappointed. First we waited for our papers to be signed so we could get a court date. That was a huge hurdle and sometimes it felt like it would never happen. Once it did, we waited for court. We were told several times that we were going to court on ...... only for it to not happen. So, this morning, I had decided to not think about it (yeah, right). I got up to have my quiet time. The longer I was up the more my stomach was in knots. I was afraid to get my hopes up again. I prayed for God to help me to trust Him and have peace in His will...even if it didn't seem best to me.
Then...I called my mom. She told me the kids were on their way to court and the judge was in...which is another big hurdle! Aggghhh. I could've screamed with excitement! But...I still didn't want to be too hopeful. A few hours later, over skype, my mom told us we passed! We are officially a family of 6. We have two new beautiful children added to our family. What a huge blessing! I have such unexplainable joy right now. Several other families also passed court today. It's so sobering to think about these precious children. They had no "family". They wanted a mommy and daddy so bad. Today, their entire future has changed! God is answering their prayers. He is setting the lonely in families.
He is a God who keeps His promises!!!!
We have never walked alone in this and neither have these precious children.
We still have a little ways to go. It will probably take a few months before we can bring them home. But, by the grace of God, they are now a part of our family!
I will leave next week to go and meet them and file paperwork.
Meet....Christiana Renee' NaaKoshie Bowling and Moses Bernard Bowling!