Unseen things Q & A

February 11th, 2011

“…we do not look at the things which are seen but at the things which are unseen.  For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are unseen are eternal.”

Q:  Are you going to be allowed to post pictures today?

A:  Well, yes, but not those pictures.  This from Stephanie…


“I just heard from T*** that your documents are being authenticated and will be submitted to Katie’s government on Tuesday, February 15th!

So Tuesday when you wake up you may post her photos!!!!  Praise the Lord!”


So there you have it!  A few more days to wait!

In the meantime, Joe put the last finishing touches on the bathroom last night, so it’s ready to have its picture taken and shared…soon…

…and while we’re speaking of pictures…

Q:  When will you put a new family picture up on your About Us page?

A:  We had an appointment at Penney’s last Saturday, but our outfits didn’t coordinate with green faces, and we didn’t want to wear our pjs.  We just couldn’t make it work, and frankly, we didn’t have the stomach to try.  *polite cough*

We have an appointment at Penney’s tomorrow.

Q:  How did the Valentines for Little V fundraiser go?

A:   Better than any of us had imagined!  More details when I hear them from Boss 1 or Boss 2.  I’m planning to meet with one of them today to pick up cookies for one of you.

Q:  Where are you in the adoption process right now?

A:  We’re almost finished with the home study slice.  We’re waiting for a few stray documents to find their way back to us.

When our social worker is finished writing up that home study, and those documents get here, we can send the home study and application in to the USCIS (Immigration) for approval.  That is the last big official hurdle, and God is able to make us fly right through!

Today we received our next slice of assignments, this time for the Lifeline adoption agency.  It includes required reading and online classes, and ta-da!  More paperwork.  But I am grateful for every task that brings us that much closer to the goal.

Stephanie has been so helpful at every point to tell us when we can start working on future requirements to help expedite the process.

Q:  Doesn’t it ever feel overwhelming?

A:  It can feel overwhelming if we take our eyes off Jesus and picture all that must happen between now and bringing our girl home!

But at its essence, the story that is being played out here is just a common pilgrim story like the thousands upon thousands of pilgrim stories that God has directed since ancient times.

He is the Master.  He said, “Walk.”  We can’t see if there is solid ground under that next step.  It looks like a foolish risk.  Especially when the ground is unfamiliar and the stakes seem so high.

But with the eyes of faith He gives His people, we see that the real risk would be to disobey Him.  Our faith is in Him, not in what we think He will do or want Him to do.  It must be in Him.

So we look at Him.  And we walk.

He is there!

And He is able!

“Let the kingdom be always before you, and believe steadfastly concerning things that are invisible.

Set your faces like a flint; you have all the power in heaven and earth on your side.”

~Evangelist, to Christian, Pilgrim’s Progress

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4 Responses to “Unseen things Q & A”

  1. Angiedawn says:

    There isn’t any other blog that makes me cry more than your blog! I am so excited for you!

  2. Joy Horton says:

    Ditto Angie – nak

  3. Erin says:

    When V gets to your house their will be NO need for Penny’s photos, I am going to come and do it for you, as a blessing from me to you. You are not to far! HUGS

  4. Susanna says:

    Erin, I am already excited about your wonderful offer! Thank you! You are such a gifted photographer!

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