Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Summertime, Alanis and a Little Exegesis...

I should be used to this by now.  It's a revolving cycle of hurry up and wait.  It figures that May was a flurry of activity, during the busy time of winding school down for summer.  Isn't it ironic (those of you who are old enough are probably singing Alanis Morissette in your head) that now June is here and school is officially out, I've got a lot of time on my hands to.... sit around and drive myself crazy with wondering.  I recently came across this verse in Proverbs 27:17

"As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another."

To my delight I realized that I had stumbled upon a major gaffe on the bible translators part.  See, my classes on Biblical Theology and Apologetics did teach me something!  I remembered all about the semantics, exegesis, and lexicons and can you believe it?  They got it WRONG!!  What is should read is

"As iron sharpens iron, so does paperwork and waiting sharpen another."

Crystal clear, right?

All joking aside, I feel really at peace with waiting.   I keep praying for my two love bugs every day, trusting that God is working on both of their cases and moving in hearts who are decision makers.

For Sweet Miss M., I am still waiting to hear about my I-800 approval which is needed so the US Embassy can send my Article 5 to C*RA so they in turn can issue the NOC.  I really, really, really want the NOC ASAP!  I want her to know that she has a family!!!!  I was telling my mom the other night that if it takes longer to get a court date, I'm fine with that because it will give the social worker more time to prepare Miss M. for all of the changes that are going to take place in her life.  But on this end of it, I just want her to know AS SOON AS POSSIBLE that she indeed has a family!  I pray every day that God will put hope in her little heart.  I just wish I could be a fly on the wall the day the social worker tells her she has a family coming for her.  I wish so badly that I could see her face at that moment!

For Baby Joaquin, there have been some changes in the C*ngo program.  I can't go into detail (for now) but I think that by the end of this week or early next week, I should have some concrete answers and a better understanding of the direction I'm heading in order to bring him home.

Will you please continue to pray for wisdom and guidance in this area?  I really believe that the Lord is answering these prayers and in a few weeks I will be able to divulge more information about how he did that.

I hope everyone is enjoying summer!!  Today was my first day and my goal was to be a lazy as possible.  I have a giant to-do list for my summer so I really did enjoy taking it all in.

Tonight I'm going to try and catch some lightening bugs :)


  1. Oh, you have lightening bugs? I do need to come and visit....I miss them so much. I haven't lived in a state with lightening bugs in FOREVER. :)

    Totally praying for your C*ngo situation!!!! And for sweet M. too. :)

    Love you,

  2. Praying for you, Kristen! We're sending Kai Kai a package tomorrow and I can't wait for him to know that he has a family who is coming for him!!!

  3. I had a dream that you walked up to me and said you got your little girl, this was the first night I slept in Italy, I thought it might mean something! (I'm so cray) But you're still in my family's prayers! They will be here in no time! (: