Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Closer Still

I FINALLY got a chance to sit at the computer just now, and couldn't wait to update and let those of you checking in know that, YES! They emailed (not DHL'd) our correct info to the Ethiopian Embassy late yesterday. Yey!!

So, that does it. We are booking our tickets to travel on the 7th, only two days later than the tickets we had to let go on Friday. We are so excited! Thank you SO much to all of you who have been praying about this with us.

I am so happy that this weekend will be Minte's next-to-last one without his family with him, and that next weekend we will be on our way. Of course, I'm learning to put "God-willing" in front of everything I say. It's all in His mighty hands and He is putting all of the pieces together in the way that will glorify Him the most.

I am thankful that it looks like one of my biggest prayers through all of this will be answered... that Minte will be with us before he turns 10 on September 22. In fact, I already booked his birthday party at one of those fun places where you jump around on all of the inflatables and slides. I thought he would think that's fun, and it's not heavily dependent on language. He'll definitely know he's being celebrated!

Today was "Kids' Clothes Day" according to my Grand Schedule And Supreme Plan. Well, we will now have "Kids' Clothes Day: The Sequel" on Friday because there are simply not enough hours in the day. But, we got some stuff for the party (Friday's category) yesterday and found some travel games/ entertainment items for the trip (which was one of my categories for next week), so we're ahead of the game in some areas. I'm simply amazed right now at God's provision for all of this... His provision of time, energy, resources, creativity... all of it. He is so faithful.

Again, thank you so much for praying!

11 comments:

Jill said...

Wonderful!! Fabulous!! Perfect news!! Thanks for being so good about posting the updates!

The Lloyd Family said...

WooHoo!

Mary DeMuth said...

Jesus rocks the house!! YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

Laurel Wreath said...

Can't wait to see pictures of all of you together as a family. I remember when my niece came home from Russia, I can't even put the feeling into words.

Hugs.

Linda said...

Great, great news Cyndi. My prayers go with you.

Deidre said...

Wow! Wonderful news!

I just love watching that slideshow in your sidebar - hge is precious! And, what fun he is going to have for his birthday - such a great idea.

Still praying ....

Daisy said...

Wow! AMAZING...I can't believe how close you guys are to bringing him home!!! So excited for you all!

Alycia said...

Yay!!! I am so happy for your family!! It won't be long now until you have M in your arms!! Enjoy your planning and prepping before the BIG day arrives :)

My prayers go with you...

Alycia

A said...

I am so excited for you all!!!

Chris @ Come to the Table said...

I hope you are on your way to bringing him home. Love the updates and I can't wait to see you all together. You BLESS me!

darci said...

whoohoo! just scrolling down thru in my..umm..thirty seconds before my baby wakes up and saw this. SO CLOSE! Praise the Lord. I'm so excited for you!