Today was the day I thought I would post Selah's picture and introduce her to the world. But, not yet. Our judge did not approve our case today. She did reschedule it for Tuesday, though. She has requested some things that are quite out of the ordinary. But, after a huge cry, I got back up and started working on what we could provide. It meant running around a lot and in a hurry to print, notarize, travel downtown to the Secretary of State Office in Phoenix for an apostille, and then to our friendly UPS to overnight the forms. The US Embassy is also writing a letter on our behalf to verify that the FBI clearance is the highest level of security clearance available in the United States and if we do not have an arrest record on either the local, state, or Federal level, we have not been convicted of any crimes. If only the judge could know that I haven't even had a speeding ticket in longer than I can remember!
So.....now we wait patiently and in prayer for Tuesday. I'm praying it is God's will that our case be approved then. I'm feeling really weary right now... It has been one year and one month since the first time I saw Selah's face and my heart exploded for her. Now it has been five months and one week since I last held her in my arms. So many ups and downs...but a new day has got to come...and I know we just need to hold on just a little bit longer.
I am so thankful for all the love, support, and prayers from so many of you...friends and family. It helps these tough days be much more bearable. We are blessed with wonderful people in our lives and God has revealed that to us a million times over! Thank you!
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