It's amazing to think one year-ago today, we received confirmation from God through a Bible Class and a text message that it was time to adopt. I am writing this from 35,000 feet flying back from a business trip. As I look out above the clouds, I am reminded the Creator is always making things new. Today, we found out the judge has signed off on everything. The only thing left is the placing of the official Ghanian Red Seal. We should receive our approval to contact the embassy any day now. We will ask the embassy for an appointment between May 11th and May 18th. In this scenario, we would fly out of Atlanta directly to Ghana (11 hr flight). We would leave Ghana @ 9:45 Friday night and fly directly (12 hr) back into ATL. Of course, we are looking at other options to ensure we make the best decision.
Personally, my emotions have been slowly shutting off. I truly believe this is a gift from God, which allows us to deal with certain life-changing events. Trust me, they leak out along the way, and something will happen to open the faucet. This will come as no surprise to those around me. Africa, has such a special place in my heart. For those who have not been, imagine one day going about your daily business and the next you're surrounded by overwhelming poverty. The fact is, 85% of the worlds population lives on $2.00 a day.
In just a matter of days, we will look into the eyes of our little boy for the first time. What will that moment be like? What will be running through his mind? What will we be thinking? Our plan is not to identify ourselves as his new parents. He is only three, and he won't understand the concept of hearing that and us leaving for a few months prior to bringing him home.
I love the lyrics to this song... Our son is beautiful and he was made for so much more than all of this....we are just thrilled to be chosen to be a part of his life.