Thursday, February 20, 2014

How Much More?

How much more can our hearts take?

This last week has been a roller coaster, and there is no end in sight.  We were thrilled yesterday to hear that Anya's birth-mom had indeed been interviewed, and the only interview we're waiting on is Jayce's birth-mom.  We figured this is one less thing that can be delayed and go wrong.

Little did we know.....

But God knew.  And He sees.  And He loves.  And He holds us in the hollow of His hand.

Late last night, we got an e-mail from the embassy with the results of the interview.  Evidently, Anya's birth-mom initially lied about her circumstances.  During her embassy interview (which we're told is as rigorous as an FBI interview), she came clean and told the truth.

This means that our agency will need to have allllll the paperwork re-done that previously stated her circumstances.  This is not an unheard of predicament.  It has happened 3 times in the last 18 months with different families in our agency.  But, in one family's case, the updating of paperwork took and extra three months before the child came home.

I do not have answers.  I have as many (or more!) questions than you do.

I do know that this can be resolved.

This is not the first case in which this happened.

It is a possibility that we would bring home Jayce first and later Anya.

It is a possibility that we would wait to bring home both kids at the same time.

We have no idea of how long this delay will take.

It is an absolute statement that we need your prayers like never before.

As I said, we do not have answers.  But, that is the way things stand at the moment.  Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we continue to slog through the mire of this process!

Praise be to God for His unfailing goodness.


  1. Even in my time of mourning and uncertainty in my own life. My heart breaks for you. I will pray as the Holy Spirit directs, I myself, am more inclined to want to pray, let's stop this nonsense now Lord and bring those kiddos home to their parents now. I'm so sorry Anna and Philip, I'm not sure what the Lord is doing in your life or mine and so many others. Seems he's toughening us up for something. Praying for you sweet Anna.

  2. Oh sorry to hear of all this turmoil, but will prayer for you all.

  3. Praying for your family Anna! Praying that your heart has peace through this hurdle ��