- For H. That her heart would be prepared for the huge transition she will undergo. We also are praying for her complete healing. God can do this if He chooses and we hope for this wonderful miracle for her. She is also in constant pain from the tumor(s) in her face, we ask for relief from the pain for her.
- That all of the different levels of clearances and approvals that need to be worked through go quickly. I have heard some really horrifying times for some of these and if each step takes the longest time, it could be closer to 18 months before we could hope to travel. At this point, it would be no small miracle if we could travel in 2011. But, as my mother keeps pointing out to me, God is bigger than government agencies. Please help us storm the gates of heaven pleading that approvals and clearances come quickly.
- For me. I am not new to adoption. I know the amount of bureaucracy and intrusiveness that is involved in the process. But this time I am coping far less well than the past two times. I find myself becoming angry at the process and level of questioning involved and there are many days when I truly doubt this will all happen. I really am feeling as though I am oppressed and I can't escape from the feeling. Please pray that I am able to rest and trust in God and that I am able to truly cast my burdens onto Him.
Edited to add one more thing. You could also pray that we scrape together the money we need for all the fees and travel expenses... we certainly don't have it laying about. But, for some reason this is the one thing I"m not feeling overly concerned about. Either I am truly convinced it will all work out, or I just can't stress over one more thing and this was at the bottom of the list.