We have had quite the week of highs and lows. Things have been changing hour by hour. The stress is like nothing I have ever experienced. I would take baby weight and being sore ANY DAY over the drama that we've had to go through. It would take too long to write the dramatic ending of this week. The short story is that at 4:55pm we still didn't have the approval to leave the state which was not good because all the offices were closed or closing. After too many phone calls and too many tears to count. We finally got the approval from WA state that we can go home at 5:22pm.
Our new agency has pretty much been a HUGE disappointment and I'm still trying to figure out why we are paying them any money at all. We are grateful they saw our picture on parent profiles because that is what brought us together with our birthmom but otherwise I have done all the work and as a result have felt all of the stress instead of being able to bask in the joy of finally having my son. I will not go on anymore about that because they have stolen enough of my joy and this post is about celebrating....Celebrating the wonderful people that God put into our lives down here in South Carolina.
From Janine our caseworker (she works for our attorney down here)
to Jarom and Liina (Kerry's brother and his wife)
these were just a few of the angels seen and unseen that have helped us get through this journey.
When things slow down I will give more details about the miracles that we have experienced. I feel so unworthy of all the things the Lord has done for us this week. Getting our approval today was truly a miracle that is a result of the prayers and fasting that has been done on our behalf. Thank you for your faith and prayers...clearly God has not only heard them He has answered them. Tomorrow we will be heading home. There are no words to express my gratitude. All I can say is THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!