Yesterday, our caseworker told us that the orphanage in Cali, Colombia, where the boys reside began processing the paperwork to refer 'Thunder' and 'Lightning' to another family.
The door that was open for them to be a part of our family had closed.
What the orphanage director in Cali did not count on when the proceedings to refer the boys to another family began is that our dossier had been APPROVED on Tuesday at the orphanage in Bogota, Colombia, and was ready to be transferred to Cali so that we could receive an official referral for the boys...
apparently, despite the amazing efforts of our agency to process the requested addendum so quickly, and the Bogota orphanage director's willingness to review it immediately, we were...
"a day late and a dollar short".
BUT God is always on time and that is the truth we are clinging to. He is the God of the unexpected, the unlikely, and the impossible. Regardless of our circumstances, He is good and He doesn't change.
True Princess G.A. cried out from her bed last night, "Momma, come quick!" Her voice quivered as the tears rolled down her cheeks. "I need you. I think my heart is falling out! I can't believe the boys won't be coming home to us, Momma......"
After sobbing and rocking in my arms, we prayed.
She started and it went like this, "Dear God, thank you for this beautiful day and all the blessings you provide our family. God, please, bless 'Thunder' and 'Lightning' in their new family. We are so happy that there are two less orphans in the world tonight. And soon there will be four less because we know you will bring OUR boys home soon. In Jesus' name, AMEN."
What a lesson in sacrifice and selflessness for ones so young.
What a lesson in faith for us all.
And so ends another chapter in the story of our journey on 'the Adoption Highway'.
"My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever."