Thursday, February 25, 2010

Ok, We Are Officially Overwhelmed

I know it's got to be a typical emotion during the adoption process....but we are officially overwhelmed. First of all, the paperwork is unbelievable. No surprise to any of you that have adopted, but wow. But we'll get through it.

Secondly, the reality of the finances is causing some lost sleep. It's an unfortunate aspect to this, but one that is unavoidable. We entered into this with faith that the money necessary to bring Mindy home will be there when we need it. We still feel very strongly that that is the case; that God will provide the means. I have to keep telling myself that, because when you add up all the projected costs the numbers are staggering. But we have some sources already identified, and have some plans to sell some things to raise additional money. Plus, we are very blessed that generous people had already commited funds to Mindy's adoption before we were even introduced to her story.

And third, the idea of making two trips to eastern Europe, is both exciting and frightening! It will be an adventure, for sure, but we don't typically travel much further than Florida! We are approaching it as the adventure of a lifetime, and at the end of it all, Mindy will be coming home with us. And that makes it ALL worthwhile.

David and Christy