This morning I headed down to D.C. again to meet up with Evan to have our Dossier and P of A authenticated. I was nervous,like it was the first day of the school, the ENTIRE day! It was the strangest thing.
On the metro I spent time reading more of The Hole in our Gospel. I have earmarked LOTS of pages, but this quote seemed to be the one that stuck out the most during the ride to Federal Triangle.
Growth demands a temporary surrender of security -- Gail Sheehy
There is little that feels completely secure during this process. But I can honestly say by stepping out in faith I have grown in soo many ways. What would it look like if continually surrendered by security? What would my life look like then?
Evan and I were so excited to be at the Secretary of D.C.'s office. I was all prepared to ask them to take a picture of us as this officially would complete our paper chasing!! I'll just say the lady who helped was the opposite of kind and friendly. Our cheesy smiles quickly turned into puffed cheeks as we held our breath while she looked through our Dossier. After a few comments, that didn't make a lot of sense to us, she handed our Dossier over to be authenticated! I'm not sure Evan and I even smiled then... probably just in our eyes!
Once they returned our Dossier and P of A authenticated we went outside the office and took pictures!
Once we were outside I asked someone to take a picture of both of us!
Before we left we prayed and thanked God for his faithfulness in our process and his continued faithfulness!
Evan and I headed back to his office and grabbed lunch. Then I was on my way to hand deliver our Dossier and final documents to Ameria World!!
Before I went into the office I prayed over our documents one more time. I prayed for our little hun-nee and for his birth family. I prayed for Evan and I and our families. I prayed for wisdom and for our family (Evan, little e, and me). I also thanked God for his faithfulness and his constant encouragement, affirmation, and faithfulness in this process! Then of course I prayed for the safe and speedy delivery of our documents there and back and for all the eyes that would look at our paperwork!
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us... eph. 3:20