Monday, December 22, 2008

This is a very GOOD WEEK!

"NOTICE OF FAVORABLE DETERMINATION CONCERNING APPLICATION FOR ADVANCE PROCESSING OF ORPHAN PETITION"


Today the lovely hard working people of the United States Postal Service delivered to my mailbox my I-171H! This is a good thing! This means the USA has determined that I am able to furnish proper care to an orphan as defined by some act of something or other.



With being finger printed just last week (was it last week? must've been the week before) getting home study approved, now recieving my I-171H... this is a good week. I'm thanking God today! Tomorrow I'll be doing the same as I test the roads while heading to the Secretary of States office to have my dossier documents certified. Wow!



I know this all sounds foriegn to those unaware.. but these are all very big milestones! VERY VERY BIG ONES!!



After sooooo sooooo sooo long of waaaaaaaaiting on one thing after another, this finally feels like progress. I guess its the journey I'm supposed to be enjoying. Not the milestones. Just like hiking. Enjoy the path. Not just the kodak moments.



I realize these aren't the milestones people are interested in. And that is ok. This is the very personal private struggling part of the journey. And yet here I am REJOICING for all the world to see! (ok.. there's like 3 of you that read this, but that's ok... I love you gals!)

3 comments:

stefani said...

I am also a PAP and am trying to endure the LONG wait. I love reading about other's adoption milestones. So, congratulations! Enjoy these great successes even if other people don't know what they mean. :)

Leah said...

Your excitement is great! Can't wait to see what happens next!

Julie said...

Woo HOO! Great news! You have to celebrate these milestones!