Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Baby Moses in the Ark

That last necessary apostilled paper from the Commonwealth of Virginia was delivered by the man in the brown truck at about 3:15 this afternoon!!! I'm feeling a little like Jochebed must have felt when she laid her precious bundle in the treacherous Nile. After all the kids got home from school we drove over to Twin Falls. There I carefully, nervously, excitedly slid about 57 sheets of paper accumulated over the last 4 1/2 months into a stiff -cardboard Fed Ex envelope and addressed it to a certain far away city in Eastern Europe!! Our dossier--the paper baby--is totally in God's hands now and is supposed to reach its destination in 3-5 days. The count-down doesn't actually start until 3:45 p.m. tomorrow which is the time of the next Fed-Ex pickup.

Let me tell you, the kids and I seriously prayed over that stack of paperwork that God will hold it in his hands and get it safely to its destination. My concern is even greater than the last time around because earlier this year the shipping company accidentally lost an extremely important adoption-related original document--namely Caleb's birth certificate. I know they are human and I'm sure their overall percentage of completed deliveries is great--but I will be so relieved to hear that our precious package has not fallen prey to any crocodiles and is safe in our facilitator's hands.

6 comments:

Lou said...

YAY!!! I know the emotions involved in sending out a dossier, they are huge! Congratulations! May it arrive quickly and intact, and complete it's job without another hitch. Congratulations!

AZmomto8 said...

Oh goodness, I know how nervous you can feel when you release those papers. I had duplicates of everything just in case, and was able to use them for Amanda's dossier.

Prayers it gets there safely.

KellyL said...

Wonderful! Praying with you that your paper baby is delivered safely!

Carson's Mom said...

Yippee!!!!

Kayla

THE CAMPBELL FAMILY said...

YAY YAY !!! JOY I SURE HOPE IT GETS THERE SAFELY. I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU. I PRAY YOU GET A TRAVEL DATE BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR.
HUGS~JODY

Dolores said...

I hope it gets there quickly and safely! There's a precious little boy out there waiting!