WOWIE... It is AMAZING how on Thursday, we were SUPER Happy, EXTREMELY excited to turn in our completed DOSSIER!!! We took pictures, documented the day, and were over FLOWING with POSITIVE energy and enthusiasm to have completed a large chapter in our Ethiopian adoption! :)

Then... on Friday, we got a call from AGCI letting us know there is a 'little' list of documents to correct. Oh Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaan! It was a quick Ziiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiip down the roller coaster of emotions.  I think I wanted to cry.  But, the weekend was filled with Kinzi's softball, Madison and her friends, church, fellowship, food, fun... that I was able to take my mind of the 'little list' until today! :)

...I am working diligently to complete the list and my goal is to have it all to AGCI by the end of the week. 

Deuteronomy 31:8
The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged."

Joshua 1:9
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.

Thank you dear JESUS for giving me So many reasons to stay positive and for leading the way... I am completely LOST without you!!


  1. Oh, the roller coaster! We'll be praying for your family and watching as you walk this road a few steps ahead of us. Thanks for leaving your comment on our blog, and good thoughts sent your way for completing those little corrections! : )

  2. Oh hunny...I'm so sorry! It DOES get better, I promise! There eventually is an end to the list and the next step is getting that number. Hang on girlfriend!!!

    This is the verse that Niki sent me this same stage in the game for us:

    "But these things I plan won't happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled. If it seems slow, be patient! For it wil surely take place. It will not be late by a single day. Habakkuk 2:3

    May God bring you PEACE in His perfect timing and JOY as you are finishing these last steps to bring your child home!

  3. Thanks Janet and Megan for your encouragement!!! ...sure feels good to have a SUPER AGCI family! XOXOX!

    Megan, thanks for sharing Habakkuk 2:3 with me! LOVED it! ...went straight to the heart! :)

    ...it's funny - we try to rush through so many things in our life... and He tells us, 'it will not be late be a single day!' God's Timing is AMAZING!!!



Thank you for your kind words! ♥