Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Our File is at the Embassy

We found out today that our file was submitted to the U.S. embassy. We were very happy to hear this news. Our agency submits files on Mondays or Tuesdays, if there is a holiday. So, we knew if we didn't hear anything today we would have to wait a whole week before hearing anything. Justin and I prayed before going to bed last night that we would get the good news today.

We still don't know when we actually get to travel back to Ethiopia. We could be cleared in 2 or 3 weeks or 2 or 3 months. We would obviously prefer a few weeks, so please join us in praying for things to go smoothly with our case.

We need to start packing and planning for our daughter to come home soon. At the same time, we have to prepare our hearts that we could still have a long wait of us ahead. It's a hard place to be in.

We trust the Lord and know that without a doubt His timing has been perfect so far. Not exactly as we always wanted, but perfect, just the same. He has seen us through so much and we continue to put all of our trust in Him, not in the U.S. government, not in our agency, not in ourselves, but in our great God.

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5


  1. That is awesome i will pray for yall and you new daughter!

  2. Hope you hear super quickly about a cleared case. Fingers crossed!

  3. I am also understanding how hard waiting can be.. I know how u must be feeling! I am so happy for y'all and will continue to pray for a quick decision to be made for little Mia to come home!!

  4. Praying that sweet Mia is home soon!!!