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Smooth Sailing!

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I saw this quote on Facebook and it really struck home for me.  I even wrote a blog post called “Setbacks and Hope.” And those setbacks REALLY were an INCREDIBLE set up for a miracle. I’m still blown away at how God has truly worked everything out.  If you don’t know what I am talking about please go back and read the blog posts that I linked to.

In my most recent post I said we are waiting for ministry approval and also that we need to update 9 pieces of paperwork. We need to update our psych exam, medicals, references, police checks, and a few other random things. I’m so happy to say that we have successfully updated all of the papers! We were really worried that we were going to have to start from scratch and have to pay several thousand dollars to get some of these updated. Thank God the grand total cost of updating these papers was $63.00 and we got it done in record time.

As far as ministry approval we received word that we are pre-approved and that it needs to be signed off by the director. She will hopefully be able to do that tomorrow but possibly not until next week.

Our adoption agency has told us that as soon as the the approval letter arrives they will mail our packet down to Haiti!!! The moment we have been waiting for!! =)

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This quote also strikes home for me. =) Just about one year ago we posted our adoption announcement and called it a Leap of Faith. SO much as happened in the past year. Many, many ups and downs. And I can honestly say that our faith in God has only grown. He has shown us over and over that He is fighting for us. He carries us through the valleys and rejoices with us on the mountain tops.  He has done amazing things with our fundraising. We are needing approximately $70,000. And so far we have raised and saved about $33,000!

I have to tell you a little story that happened this week. On Tuesday evening I locked the door on the van thinking I better keep it locked so that no one tries to steal anything… We often don’t lock the doors because we live in such a small community. But anyway… usually its the prudent thing to do because we live in a world where if someone goes into your car with out your knowledge its to steal something. Well on Wednesday Norm gave me a call and said that he found $50 that someone hid in our car. WOW! How often do people go into your car to GIVE you something? I just laughed and laughed at how cool that was!

We have had so many stories of incredibly generous people helping us out however they possibly can. We have learned so much about generosity throughout this past year. So many lessons that I will keep with me until the day I die.

Thanks for stopping by and reading my ramblings! I hope you have a truly blessed day!

~Debra

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