This morning we got word that our dossier was submitted today...yay!! This is the first day the SDA office is open since November. We had no idea what to expect as to how quickly our dossier would be submitted, but now we know and will be anxiously waiting to hear when our SDA appt. is. Then we can make travel plans. It's seeming so much more real every day. We're coming soon Julia and Aaron! May God continue to keep you in His care : ) We are excited!
One other development that has greatly eased our minds, is that my dear friend Aimee is planning on coming on the second trip with me to bring the kiddos home. We have been racking our brains for months trying to figure out the best way to accomplish the second trip. Steve just really shouldn't be away from work that much more and I obviously can't get both of these kids home by myself. We worked out a few possible scenarios, but none were seeming right for a range of reasons. God has taken care of this and has blessed us with so many wonderful friends. From Aimee coming with me to my other dear friend, Ruth, who has been willing to help in absolutely every way possible. Ruth will coming over with her three kids (one will be a brand new baby) to watch the kids many of the days I will be gone, while Steve goes to work. My neighbor of 13 years, Lena, who has been one of my closest friends will also be coming over on some days too and Steve's mother will take a couple of days as well. We are so incredible blessed. We love you all and can't thank you enough!!