The white dress is just shy of one hundred years old and originally belonged to my great aunt. It's almost overwhelming to think that our little girl will be the fourth generation to wear it. This is all starting to feel more real, yet still painfully distant. I'm telling you, adoption is a long, strange trip!
Here's my current memory verse, Jude verse 2, from The Message translation:
Relax, everything's going to be all right; rest, everything's coming together; open your hearts, love is on the way!It's so good on so many levels. It's especially good for an impatient Mommy's heart.
We won't have any real adoption news until the end of this month, at the earliest. It "normally" takes around two months to get through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, so "normal" timing would have us emerging from the MFA in late October. We'll be sure to keep you posted on any late breaking news. It seems like things are going a little more slowly than "normal" right now in adoptions from Kazakhstan, so we're learning patience and praying that our little girl comes both soon and exactly at the right time. Don't worry, God is smart enough to figure out how to bring her soon and in perfect timing :)