For the past couple of weeks we have been on the battleground.
We donned our armor (Ephesians 6) and have been fighting a good fight.
Today, the victory is His!
It was on Wednesday of last week, Leap Day 2012, that we completed our certificates of medical suitability for Colombia. Knight-in-Shining Armor had gone for his physical on Saturday. He and I met at the doctor's office on Monday to have our blood drawn. Wednesday, I went for my physical. To my surprise the results of our lab work, both mine and that of Knight-in-Shining Armor, had come back ahead of schedule. Our TB test results had already been documented.
The doctor would be able to sign the certificates if I could arrange for the notary to come.
With glee in my voice I made a hopeful phone call to our CPA's faithful assistant who is a notary with a soft spot in her heart for adoption. She had agreed to sign this paperwork when the time came. To my delight, that day was the only day of the next several days that she would be in the office without a morning appointment already scheduled.
She offered to come right over.
Though it was pouring rain outside and the tiny parking lot was full of cars, when the notary pulled up, the downpour ceased and a parking space at the front door became available!
She waltzed in the door and proclaimed,
"That never happens to me. The rain stopped and the only place to park was at the front door."
I said, "Oh, yes! Things like that do happen! God is smiling on you today."...VICTORY!
"So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God."
Knight-in-Shining Armor was able to come by the doctor's office while the notary was there and she notarized our cover letter for the Colombian dossier...VICTORY!
"Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all." 2Corinthians4:16-17
Upon leaving the doctor, I was off to pick up the revised and reformatted, notarized original of our psychological report that I wasn't expecting to be done for weeks...VICTORY!
"Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." James 4:7
Our caseworker had received our dossier from Honduras and would be able to re-use several documents already completed for the adoption process...VICTORY!
"Jesus replied, "What is impossible with men is possible with God." Luke 18:27
This morning, our completed dossier (minus the approval letter from USCIS) is at the Secretary of State building being apostilled. Although I was late dropping it off, the sweet lady at the check-in desk winked at me and told me to come back this afternoon to pick up the completed package...VICTORY!
"Weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning." Psalm 30:5
By the time I got to the Fed Ex store to ship the completed dossier, I had missed the pick up time for today....or so I thought! The Fed Ex driver was running late this afternoon. My package would be on its way to Texas TODAY after all.
"The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped...
Yes! The victory is His.
My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song." Psalm 28:7
How great thou art.