It is hard to believe that it has been 1 year since I got the call from Tiffany. Though we had been told that we could not begin the process until the end of January -when we had been home 6 months with Gracie-Tiffany called to say she had been praying for our Gideon and for us. She had read the story of Gideon in the bible and decided to talk with her supervisor again. After praying and talking they had decided that since no one had expressed any interest in pursuing Gideon's adoption that they had decided to allow us to begin the process right after the holidays. I was ecstatic but knew we had a long road ahead of us. Little did I know that 1 year later we still would not have our little warrior home. We came across many obstacles but today we are on day 58 of our wait for our LOA. We are praying to get our LOA before Chinese New Year on January 26th. We still have the hurdle of finances but we know that God will not dessert us now. His timing will be perfect! I found this quote today and it is so fitting for us:
"God calls us to go where we have never been in order to do things we have never done so we can see God's power in a way we have never seen it before."
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified. Do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9.
God will be and is with us now and when we bring our boy home. That day is coming!
This picture of Gideon is the first one I ever saw and fell in love with.