Wow!! It has been a long time since I've written an update! I guess that is because there hasn't been a whole lot to update. We ran into some trouble with some of our paperwork but it all worked out and we sent in our very last papers for the homestudy today!! Now it is in their hands to approve or disapprove it. If it is approved we will move on to the dossier, which is even more paperwork. We have done some of the work already. We can also apply for some grants once we are approved. We are still hoping to travel next spring. I don't get worked up with the timing because I know it will happen in God's timing. If there is one thing I know, it is that His timing is best. I've messed things up too many times by trying to make something happen the way I wanted it. Joshua 1:9 is our life verse and we believe God is working to bring about good in our lives. We have experienced hurt and grief, not because those were His plans for us, but because we live in a broken world. In the end, His plans will prevail and they will be beyond our imagination.
We have spent a busy summer together. Allie just returned from Pennsylvania, where she had an awesome time with family and friends at Whitehall Camp. She turned 13 yesterday. That is amazing. It sure doesn't feel that long ago. She is such a great girl and we are so proud of who she is becoming. She makes being a parent the greatest joy of our lives!! Anyway, that is what is going on here. As soon as we get word that we are approved, I will post it!! Thanks for your prayers and support!!