“O Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you; I will praise your name, for you have done wonderful things, plans formed of old, faithful and sure.”
Isaiah 25:1 ESV
This verse so totally describes this past couple of weeks. First remember that we had shared that some of our paperwork was completed at the end of February. Following that there was multiple revisions and reviews with periods of painful silence. Sharon had completed and mailed the Immigration application and that had been filed at the end of March with the only word back being that it was received and in process. May 30th 2019 we received word that because of the potential number of children that process could be extended . . . not what we wanted to hear.
So June 7th 2019 brought us to 8 weeks since filing of the immigration application, that being the longest the application is supposed to take. We were assured that immigration would be contacted if no word by then. I was really beginning to become exasperated to say the least. On the evening of June 2nd during family devotions I very specifically and boldly began to pray, “Lord, whosever desk that our immigration application sits on give them restless nights until it is completed and sent if it hasn’t been already. Lord I am asking that we have both our immigration papers and the other papers we are waiting on – signed and back by June 7th.”
Every night that was my prayer…each day there was nothing. Friday Sharon and I had been given a gift night at the Hampton Inn in Winnipeg from our mentors, with these same close friends watching our children as we took a much needed break. What an amazing treat! They packed us a box full of our favourite treats that included Cheese and Onion crisps (for Sharon) and Eat-More bars and Cherry Nibs (for me).
So as headed off to the city, completing a few errands on the way, one of them being picking up our mail . . . And there in our mailbox was a big brown envelope and inside were our immigration approvals for our yet unknown children! Praise You Jesus!
They had been sent to us and were post marked May 30th!! We had a scheduled meeting with our adoption agency at 1300 and discovered the other paperwork was signed and ready for submission June 10th. What a totally reassuring meeting it was! September SDA appointment is a very real possibility! Keep praying!