We are celebrating tonight! Today was the day that we have looked forward to for several months. We started our adoption process in early June and the past 6 months have been filled with paper chasing and waiting. Then today Daddy and I loaded up the little kids and the completed dossier and headed south to the capitol of Alabama to get THIS! Our state of Alabama certification.
Funny story: it was freezing here today and very windy, but me and the twins had to stand in front of the building that houses our Secretary of State and take a picture. Right after Daddy snapped this picture, the three of us dropped the certified paper and it started blowing down the sidewalk. Luckily, I got to it and snatched it up just before I made a complete fool of myself running out into the road in front of our state capitol. After I rescued the paper, we all cracked up laughing : ) especially the kids.
Next, we headed to the Fed Ex store and had our baby girl all packaged up safely and paid way too much money to have her overnighted. There were several people in line behind us so when I asked the clerk if I could snap a picture of these two sweet ones holding the box before he took it, I got some rather impatient looks from the folks behind me. As I turned to leave, I said, "sorry to keep you guys waiting but their baby sister is in that box, we HAD to have a picture". Hope child services is not on my doorstep tomorrow. ; )
It may sound crazy, but I'm praying that this special little package is tucked safely on a jet tonight headed to our agency. But, here is what my dinning room table looked like last night.
That is six months of tears, prayers, and anticipation. I have been pregnant 6 times and birthed 7 children and I'm not sure all of it put together took this much effort. All I can say is, I pray this baby girl knows how much she is loved. Momma and Daddy may have been in charge of most of this paperwork but the rest of our crew have been amazing little cheerleaders on the sidelines. They can't wait to get their little sister here.
Baby girl, we are praying you HOME to Alabama! And tonight, we are a huge step closer! Thank you Jesus for this day. Only HE could have brought us this far. I am boasting in my Father's love tonight.
'til there's no more!