For those who have been checking for updates, I apologize it has taken me awhile to do so. We definitely have praises to share:
First, the yard sale we held back in June was successful and we are so thankful! We had friends, church family, and even strangers donate a ton of items for the sale! Then we received love from the church family in ways that were sweet and oh so humbling. People just showed up to help us. It is difficult to find words that adequately express our gratitude and thankfulness. To top it off we were blessed financially by the sale! Totaling close to $1200, that is a huge help in considering our payment due at dossier submission. Overall, it was a testament to the Lord and His faithfulness. I often forget that He delights to give us the desires of our hearts. What a blessing we have received!
Second, we praise Him that we have a complete, finalized, and notarized home study in our possession! This is major in completing our dossier process, it opens doors for grant applications, and it ultimately brings us one step closer to bringing our son or daughter home. We are thankful to be moving forward. I have been learning that this process is definitely out of my control! I give Him the praise for this step of the process being completed and movement in the process.