Munni Grae !
I LOVE THIS LITTLE PEANUT!!! And she's missing her front tooth :) !
I immediately went to the post office to overnight Munni's family book to my agency so they can send it to India. I tried to call everyone I know and NO ONE WAS ANSWERING!! UGH!! I wanted to share this moment!! I then went to the mall to pick up my ring from the jeweler and as I was standing there, I could feel myself getting emotional. The lady asked me how my day was going and I told her, "REALLY, REALLY great!!" I also had tears in my eyes but who cares. As I was walking to my car, my friend Jen called me back and I told her. She told me to come over to celebrate. When I got to her house and walked in, as soon as I saw her we hugged and I was SOBBING. The kind that comes from deep within. And then Jen starts sobbing. Then Murphy the dog comes in to make sure everything was O.K. I think that to know that Munni is really going to be my daughter after all the ups and downs, well, I was completely overwhelmed. I had spent many nights at Jen's crying and praying and hoping so to break down in her arms it just seemed natural.
My agency got the notice today so that means her orphanage got it at least yesterday. I don't know for sure yet if they have told Munni but I do know that FOR SURE by the end of the week Munni will know SHE HAS A FAMILY!!!!!!!!!
Jen and I had two glasses of wine at 4 in the afternoon....can you think of a better reason to celebrate??!!!
So rewind to June 16, 2011. This is the face I fell in love with:
Now for some even better news!! My caseworker told me to file for my visa right away! She fully expects me to make the first trip by the end of September/ early October!! I will be in Hyderabad for about 3 days and then I have to leave. Since I will be on a travel visa, I am not allowed to re-enter India until 60 days after my first departure. Here's where a snag could occur. Once I go on the first trip, I will have the adoption decree. Then, I will be waiting for India to issue her passport. I am PRAYING that it won't take longer than the 60 days.
Remember the Christmas Miracle? Well here is the picture my caseworker emailed me. Her daughter is in front with the heart over her face. Munni had only been in the orphanage 4 months when this picture was taken. And do you know what's crazy? It just might work out that my caseworker and I are in Hyderabad at the SAME TIME for our court hearings!!!
I am so completely OVERJOYED!!!!! And when I was driving in my car, crying tears of joy, I heard the Lord whisper to me yet again, "Is anything too hard for the Lord?"
Can I get a witness??!! AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!