Tomorrow is our 20 month anniversary of being in IBESR. Which is a fancy name for child social services in Haiti. They have recognized us as, not only acceptable adoptive parents, but they've even matched us with our son! Yup, you read that correctly...we were matched in June of this year (2017).
The hope of a September referral has long been gone, but I can't help but hope for a Christmas miracle. It's the Pollyanna side of me I guess. Nick is not as optimistic as I am. He is predicting at least a few more months of waiting...waiting for the one of the best phone calls I'll ever get. "Hi Tara, it's Renae. I have your official referral letter. You are now able to meet your son." Oh my goodness!!!! I cannot wait for those words to come out of her mouth. Will she call tomorrow on our 20 month anniversary? Only God knows.
Today is just an emotional day...Nick and I just closed on our new home in Ohio. I am excited and sad all at the same time. Leaving my family here in Colorado will not be easy, but starting a new chapter in our life in Ohio is exactly what our family needs and I am looking forward to this new journey.
My hope and prayer today is that if another Christmas passes without our referral that I will press into the Lord and all His promises. That I will not grow weary, but trust in the sovereignty of the Lord.
My other prayer is for our son. I pray that this Christmas he knows that his heavenly Father loves him passionately and unconditionally. I pray that he has the best Christmas that he's ever had knowing that soon he'll be with his forever family. I pray that God will move mountains and that the people in charge in Haiti will be motivated to do what they need to do to get children home. I pray for the spiritual warfare that is ever so present here in the US and in Haiti. That God almighty will prevail and that God alone gets the victory over the hearts and minds of the children stuck in a broken system and for the adults who are over them.
Thank you so much to those of you who are praying with us. Nick and I are so grateful for our brothers and sisters in Christ.
Merry Christmas to you all and Happy New year!