Tuesday, January 13

Document Drama

In the midst of paper chasing, we are experiencing what is noted on our time line
(to the right) as "document drama". Going in, we knew that through the adoption
process, we were sure to hit a few speed bumps. This...it feels like a road block!

While we won't go into the specifics of our latest development, let's just say that
it has been a shocker! It came way off from left field and is dis-concerning to say
the least. The worst thing is that "it" is holding up this already long and
daunting process.... It is adding days, weeks or possibility months!

Thankfully, so far, we have done pretty well. We have kept our wits about us
(for the most part) and not allowed "it" to bring division. And although a bit
stressed and stretched (Christine did go into the ugly cry once or twice...)
we are still standing as a strong and united front.

The good news and the long and the short of it is that this road block can be fixed.
It is nothing that a good attorney, a few thousand dollars and a month or so won't cure.

So, as we walk through this unexpected trial, we ask that all of you out there would
pray! Please pray specifically for God's favor over this "road block", for continued
strength to push forward, grace as we wait....

Pray for our baby girl who is currently somewhere in Ethiopia waiting for her forever
family to find her and bring her home. Pray that she would be safe, well cared for and
loved in the midst of her circumstances.

"...for we walk by faith and not by sight"
2 cor 5:7

"Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because
you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must
finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything"
James 1:2


  1. Christine and Jeff: Many are the afflictions of the righteous, BUT the Lord delivers them from them all. My life experience is that anything that means something big in the Kingdom is not won without a fight, sometimes a brutal one. Don't faint in the day of adversity, and God will give you the victory. We are standing in prayer with you and Justice.

  2. You are in my fasting/prayer today through Tuesday, and you will be in my altar prayer on Sunday. Continue to look towards the hills where your help comes from---because your help comes from the LORD! So Be It-Amen!!!!