My husband and I have been discouraged for several reasons. We know that God is growing us and in many ways stretching our faith. I have had several friends who have been so encouraging this last few days. I have had several friends give sweet words of encouragement on facebook ( some of them new friends that I am getting to know, and I am thankful for them), phone calls from a couple of dear friends and my pastor's wife posted a loving comment on my blog........I needed the love from those ladies! I am having a hard time waiting and sometimes it seems like it is only a dream. I have been trying so hard to raise funds and go get our little man, we have even begged God to help things happen quickly. This is an emotional journey at times and I am not perfect. So.........My hubby came home today and we discussed the "government shutdown" It seems that God was protecting us.... even though we did not understand. If we were in our little Brian's country right now, and this shutdown were to happen, my husband would be away for five weeks with no pay. Yes, all leave has been cancelled and if you are gone and can not return to work you are placed on leave with NO pay. That would not have been good. As I said earlier, we have begged God, but we also have said...we want God's perfect will for us even when we can't see His plan. We desire to be a couple that places our trust in the Lord.
So now we know that there may be a reason, only God truly knows...I do have a peace about this situation, as I have said I am not perfect. Earlier today I was not allowing that peace, it hurts to think of Brian there...waiting for us. I just want to hold him and let him know everything is going to be okay. My husband and I love that little boy of ours in so many ways.... we just want to bring him home. So for now, we will re-do some of our documents and keep on praying for God's perfect timing. Pray that God keeps Brian at the orphanage until we can get him and bring that amazing little boy home!
We do need to continue to pray for God's timing...if our government shuts down USCIS will close, I hope it won't be for long, please pray that we get there before summer.
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