Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Updates on Zoey

Here is an update in case you've been wondering...
We have our fingerprint appointment on July 27th. If all goes as planned, we should recieve our Customs/Immigration clearance about 2-3 weeks after that. Then we can send our dossier to our agency and get it approved and they will send it on to Ethiopia and we will be able to get on the waitlist.

The wait time between getting the dossier to Ethiopia (called being DTE) and a referral has been raised from 7-11 months for an infant girl to 11-18 months.

And the courts are getting ready to close for the rainy season soon. They don't open till late September I believe so we may not officially be DTE until the end of September. Which makes the earliest we could expect a referral, as of right now, late August 2012.
Which is really depressing.

Why does God's timing always have to be so S.L.O.W?

And, just to keep it real, Im not a very good Christian. I haven't been reading my bible very much lately. I feel really bad about that. But today I got it out and really just shared my heart with God, which He already knew, of course. I asked Him why it has to take so long. If there is such a need, why is it so hard to do something about it?

I read this. It didnt really answer my question, but it made me feel a little bit better.

"God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have showed him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, in order to make your hope sure. We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised."
Hebrews 6:10-12

In other news, I am having new shirts made. By real shirt-makers this time. My other ones were good, but it took a lot of time to make them myself, and it got to where it wasnt so much fun anymore. As soon as we get some in, I will show you all what they look like.

VBS is next week, and when that is over we will start thinking about more fundraisers. I know we will have another garage sale, which I said I would never do again, but oh well. Gotta do it.
And maybe another kickball tournament or something.

Hope you are enjoying your summer so far! I will post more pictures of ours tomorrow!


  1. Hang in there Jessie!!! Even though His timing seems slow it is perfect!!! Thanks for sharing those verses and your heart. I know our situation is totally different than yours but I can totally sympathize with waiting on the Lord and His timing.

    Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding.
    Proverbs 3:5

    The mind of man plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps. Proverbs 16:9

    Love you so much!

  2. Hi Jessie, I enjoy checking in on your blog now and then when I have time. Your children are BEAUTIFUL! And I love hearing about your adoption journey. I can totally relate to what you shared here. We too have been waiting a VERY long time for 2 precious children. They have been on our hearts for years actually. Their names are Luis and Mariana. And on June 2, the judge told us NO they could not live with us. We are appealing but don't know where that will go. It hurts and it is so hard to wait. But I do find my peace in TRUSTING that God is GOOD all the time and that His way is PERFECT. He can see the Whole story of time and we only see the small part we play in it. It is still hard but trusting in God's perfect plan and His soverign Hand sure gives me HOPE. I pray that the Lord will draw you to Himself and stregthen your during this long wait.
    Blessings to you and your beautiful family! Shari Salazar (Guatemala)