Sigh...I could never have imagined how good God would be to me in all of this. I need to post a little post about Xiomara's "birth story" which is really how God provided for us the whole way down there and while we were there. But first tonight, I wanted to share a few things.
Thank you for all your prayers for our adjustment! It has gone so smoothly. I don't think it could be any better than it is now. Chris and I are in awe of how easy it has been for Zoelle, Meridian, and us. Praise God.
Secondly, I wanted to ask for your prayers. We will hear from two grants this week, and as I told God last night in the shower, "Lord you have brought Xio to us, now please provide all the money needed and bless us above and beyond what we could imagine. Please let us be shocked at your faithfulness!". I don't want that just because I don't want the debt of this adoption (although that is true too). Instead, I want it to show how He has faithfully provided every step of the way in this adoption, and He will show us that, I know it! We also have one more grant that we can apply for one final time before our adoption is finalized and it is our prayer that God would show us when the proper time is for that, so that we can be accepted.
Lastly, would you all still be praying for "J". I realize that for those of you who have never adopted or adopted an older child, you may be wondering why "we aren't just done with her yet?". It's not that easy and it never will be. She is a part of our life because she is what gave our daughter life. She is struggling right now, not with her decision (as she feels very much so at peace with that). But instead with her emotions. She is sad and I'm sure she will be for the rest of her life. We would appreciate prayers for her.
Thank you all!!