I can't hardly believe it! She is actually coming home! Our precious little girl. God has been so good. The wait has been so long, 2 years almost to the date. But God has been preparing our family and our hearts for His plan as His will to be lived out. As I sit in my living room this morning just taking time to be quiet, rest and listen to God, I just felt this peace amongst all the craziness that is going on trying to get ready to leave. There is so much peace in His presence.
I sat here picturing Emmi walking around our living room, playing, swimming in the pool, swinging, reading books on the couch, cuddling while watching movies.....a lot of things she has never done. How this will rock her world. What a huge change we will all be going through. I haven't even been able to go there before, thinking of her actually here. I think I needed it to be more real. But God is faithful.
We(Billy, Sierra and I) leave on Sunday and will be home if all goes well on Saturday evening. Usually when families travel to get their children everything is all done and they are free to go, but the head lady, who does an amazing job by the way, is out of town with some family business. So we have to go and do her visa appointment. So a few things have to happen before we can bring her home. We would love all your prayers for a smooth week so we can actually come home on Saturday. On Tuesday we will go to her visa appointment, hopefully by then her medical is approved and ready, she had her appointment on Tuesday. Then we wait for them to issue the visa. It usually takes 2-4 days, unless something weird like the printer isn't working or a Haiti holiday, which is all the time. We will be staying there until we can bring her home. If all goes well we will be home by Saturday night!
Since I have been to Haiti 3 times before I'm not really nervous about meeting Emmi, but I am nervous about the visa appointment(on Tues) and meeting her mom. We do that on our way to the airport. How__________, I don't even know the words to say. So please pray for the words to show her Jesus' love and comfort her. I can't imagine watching my daughter leave for another country to live with another family.
I will try to post as much as I can, dependent on internet availability. Thanks again for all your support and love.