This morning I awoke to a wonderful, much anticipated email from our adoption agency! It was a note to let us know that the psyche eval results have been received by the Inter Country Adoption Board in The Philippines and that Francis' legal documents (birth certificate, court papers, etc) are on the way to our agency so we can file for his immigration clearances!!!!!!! I am jumping for joy this morning! It was hard being in that "holding pattern". So many loving friends and family members have been asking over the last month for updates on our adoption and I have had to robotically repeat "we're waiting on one more document before we can move forward . . . just an updated psyche eval . . . beep, beep . . ." NOW I can give a new and better answer!!!!!
We do know the US Embassy in Manila will be closing for part of March due to a move so, it's possible we'll be hitting another slow down here soon. I have to keep in mind that all of this will happen in God's perfect, predetermined timing. All of my praying, pleading and whining don't thwart the plans of my Heavenly Father. It's a good thing, too because if I could "beg" God into revamping the plan, I would have missed a lot of spiritual growth and faith building along the way.
So, today as I drive to the orthodontist for one child and piano lessons for another, I'll do it with a little extra "spring in my step" because we're getting closer to bringing Francis home!!!!!!!