Friday, May 13

Deja Vu: Our Case Was Submitted

So we got an email this Wed (May 11) that said our case was submitted to the Embassy Tuesday, May 10.

NOT last Tuesday as originally communicated.

I am emotionally frazzled.

I have been checking my email every 5 minutes.

I have been getting up in the middle of the night to check my email (because Ethiopia is 7 hours ahead of us).

And then thoughts like "what if my email is not communicating with the Embassy's email and I missed the email" keep running thru my mind.

I have not been able to concentrate on anything. . .and have been glued to my computer.

And I have been like that all last week, now I know. . . needlessly

And then here I am again this week.

So AGAIN, I sure would appreciate prayers that our case passes thru with no red flags. . that nothing needs to be investigated further. . and that we are simply assigned travel dates. We should hear the end of this week or early next week. . .maybe.

And I would appreciate prayers for the grace to "Be still, and know He is God". I would appreciate prayers that I realize who I am really waiting on. . that I am able to look back at God's long track record of perfect timing and faithfulness. Because as my girlfriend reminded me (cause I am barely thinking straight)::

You are not waiting on the Embassy.

You are not waiting for an email.

You are actually waiting on Him.


  1. Love your faith. Will be praying for your family.

  2. Praying. Have the kids praying.

    Benj is so excited for your family! I don't know why I am so surprised that my FOUR year old BOY would have such a heart for adoption. I sometimes wonder if God is already working on him to be a husband for a woman that cannot have children, or also has a heart for adoption. Benj keeps telling me all about how y'all are getting a new brother (the kids).

    You are an amazing family! Thank you for always being so vulnerable and sharing the "real" experiences of life with us. You (singly and collectively) are such an inspiration to me. I seriously pray I do at
    least half as good a job as you and Rob have raising children.


  3. I am praying for you Su! Praying that God will be absolutely in control of all emails and embassy communication and details that we don't even know about! I look forward to seeing how God will bring your new son to you and how God receives much glory from this situation! I am proud of you!

  4. Oh Su, this must be so frustrating! You have waited a long time and only the Lord knows why. Hold on a little longer!! I love Kerrie Roberts song "Keep Breathing" and have been so encouraged by the words.

    Praying for you.


  5. Praying, praying, praying for you! Hang in there sista!

  6. I was exactly the same way at that stage -- up half the night, obsessed with my email, all of it! I couldn't help myself, even though I knew it was only making me more anxious. Hang in there... the end is in sight!! And that is great advice - you are waiting on GOD and not anything else. It will happen exactly when he wants it to and not a minute before.