Friday, January 21, 2011

Jedi Mind Tricks

OK - I know that is a crazy title for a post, but it's what has come to mind as I've been praying for my sweet girl.
When I was waiting to go through customs in Russia I was praying that God would pave the way for me - I was nervous and let's face it, as I've said before, I've seen far too many Bond films for my own good! As I was praying, a scene from Star Wars came to mind - you know the scene where Obi Wan and Luke encounter the Storm Troopers who are looking for C3PO and R2 - Obi Wan says "you don't need to see his ID...these aren't the droids you're looking for" and through the use of the "force" the Storm Troopers repeat what he says and send them on their way. Now, I'm in no way comparing Obi Wan to God - I'm just saying that this scene came to mind as I was waiting - it made me smile and I have to admit, I prayed that God would smooth way for me - that I would be waved on through....and I was.
Anyhow, this memory made me smile tonight as I was praying for my little one and the current requests for paperwork. The region has now decided they need copies of my sister's passport and Syd's birth certificate - UGH! Like me, both were born in CA so getting them is not quick and easy. All this to "verify their names"? What?
So, now I'm praying that God would wave my paperwork on through and a court date would be assigned - "of course, she should be your daughter" :)

Saturday, January 15, 2011


A few more tidbits of information trickled in this week. The second half of my dossier made it to my region on Thursday. I am told it will take one week to translate and then they will pursue a court date. Woo hoo! So exciting.
I received my new FBI clearance yesterday - hurrah! I sent that along with several other documents that they requested.
Will probably be a quiet week - I don't expect to hear much before the week of January 24th.
I continue to pray for E's emotional, spiritual and physical health and safety while she waits....I know that her world continues as it always has and she likely isn't very aware that she is waiting...but my heart is dreaming of all the ways I will get to lavish love on her. Almost daily Sydney is asking me, "do you think E. will like this....."(insert whatever has caught her attention at the moment...playing a card game, a certain song, going for a walk with the dogs etc) I don't want her to wait even more day to be with her forever familiy.
Hold on Little E....mama's coming!

Monday, January 10, 2011

An Update

God is so good. A huge answer to prayer - I was contacted by a woman at the FBI - she had processed my request last year and sent me the letters last November - she wanted to make sure I had received that response. Yes, I definitely did receive that one, but it expires February 1st. I explained the situation and she asked if I would like her to expedite this new request? Ummmmm.....YES, Please! She told me she will make sure I receive the new request by February 1 - hopefully sooner. Thank You, Lord! That is a huge relief.
All other dossier paperwork should be in region this week. Praying for a court date!