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Friday, May 28, 2010

.My God is So BIG.

I am scheduling this post as I will be so busy on Friday, but I wish I could post it right now because I am so excited!

We just continue to see God's hand in this whole journey to Ethiopia to claim our baby. I have been overwhelmed by the paperwork sitting on our island that will help us with our paper chase. I tend to get overwhelmed pretty easily. I like routine, I like calmness, peace, I do NOT like stress or pressure. I have remained remarkably calm for this yard sale this weekend - due only to God. But that pile of papers has overwhelmed me.

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But seriously, wouldn't this overwhelm most people? Or is it really just me??

We finally tackled the paper work one evening this week. I managed to organize it all into a binder - thanks to the suggestion of a smart friend. {grin} (And after I did that I noticed that suggestion on our AWAA yahoo message board!) However, through reading and organizing I learned that almost all of our paperwork for our dossier and homestudy has to be notarized. Eek. And that really overwhelmed me! What a pain to take our paper work to a notary over and over again. We even have to take the notary with us for our physical examination at the doctor's office!! And the cost of all the notarizing - oh my.

Well guess what? The secretary that works at the Christian school, that is a ministry of our church, is a notary, and she wants to notarize all of our paperwork - for free. And she works in the church building with Jim. We do not have to chase down a notary. She is there every day.

My God is so BIG! So strong and so mighty. There's NOTHING my God cannot do!


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9 comments:

La Dolce Vita said...

I am SO with you! We just mailed our Ethiopia dossier yesterday!! What did we get as a gift from our agency? 6 more documents to fill out, get notarized and send back with checks! Sigh. We are excited though!

So glad your overwhlemed feeling is subsiding. We have a file crate that we are using for both of our adoptions.

Melissa said...

That's awesome! God is awesome!

Theresa said...

Wow! And you were so worried ;)

Rachel said...

God is good!!

Dave and jody said...

Our God is an AWESOME God!! i absolutely love hearing stories like this; talk about encouraging!

Praying for you guys this weekend. Sure wish i lived in the area, i would love to get my hands on that country prim Christmas decor!

Christina said...

amen. What a wonderful blessing.

brandy said...

I AM SO excited for you guys!!!! Go is SO great and SO SO BIG!!!!!!! :-)
Can I have your email? I would like to email you? Thanks, Brandy!

Tiffany said...

Brandy~ I hope you see this! My email is amomentcherished@gmail.com

Carrie said...

That is amazing - It is SO neat to see God working in your family's lives! Thank you for sharing this all with us! :)

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