Friday, August 15, 2008

Quick, Quick, Bunny, Bunny!!!!

I cannot believe it, we received our "golden ticket" today-our 171-H arrived!!!!! Shout it out, Praise Jesus! It really is amazing how He works. We are busy getting ready for our huge benefit garage sale on August 22nd. We are so grateful to all of our friends and family who have donated to our cause. We are truly blessed to have all of your support. Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Boys have started school and football has begun, so it is crazy in the Truman house. We are hoping all this craziness helps make the time go by quickly while enjoying all the moments and waiting for our baby girl to come home.
On another note, last Sunday we attended FAITH DAY at the Rockies with our awesome church and after the game (the Rockies lost) we were graced by the presence of a concert by Steven Curtis Chapman. WOW, since losing his little girl on May 21st, this was emotional to say the least. I cried like a baby the entire time; and even saw tears rolling down my husbands cheeks. We both agreed after hearing his story, we are just that more convicted regarding adoption! It definitely is our heart and the heart of God for our family. Thank you SCC for that amazing, touching concert and letting the world into the depths of your suffering and pain, just to give us the story of what Jesus' redemption is all about. You rock! And this adoption journey we are on ROCKS!!!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Another Step Closer!

Just a quick update; our dossier has been authenticated in Washington DC, sent back to our agency, and then was sent to Ethiopia. Today we heard, our dossier has left Germany!!!! Wow-this feels amazing. I know once it hits Ethiopia it takes awhile to translate and then is sent to MOWA for approval. Hopefully a little time after that we will get our referral. I keep trying to remind myself though that it is all in God's time, not ours! Isn't it amazing though? This past week has been wonderful as both of my sisters were in town as well as my mom. We had sort of a "mini" reunion and getting to share these steps with them was also very special. Being "paper pregnant" is kinda funny but similar to being "biologically" pregnant because each little step or accomplishment is one step closer to "THE DAY!" Smiling from ear to ear while enjoying every moment!