It happened today. Our dossier papers were finally delivered from the consulate, authenticated, and ready to go. Our dossier will be Ch*na bound very soon!!! This is amazing news for a momma who has spent the last four months compiling these beautiful papers. These papers represent who and what we are to Ch*na so that they may see fit to say we can get our Molly Kate.
With the mailing of these papers comes the need for a check. As of January 1st, the fee increased from $1500 to $2000. Because of this increased fee, we did not have sufficient funds in our adoption account. We were able to cover the small shortfall by scaling back our monthly budget and we are grateful to God for His provision. In fact in the last four months, we have seen God provide nearly $15,000! We have paid for all our US fees so far and are half way funded. This is incredible..truly incredible! Now though, we sit back at zero again as we have used all of our funds. Don't misunderstand zero is a beautiful place to be. There is lots of room for God to work at zero because when I have nothing He has to be everything. Learning to make Him my everything is much, much easier at zero because of that. I won't lie that sometimes zero can be scary, but it also frees up so much space. Space for God to move. Honestly, most days I wait in anticipation to see just how God will do this. This morning, I am embracing zero and praying that God will make clear the next path I am to take over the coming months. Will you join me in praying?
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