First Steps Toward Family
Friday, we began the process for this little morsel, Cumi Joy, to become a more permanent part of our family. It feels like we are stepping into the fire a bit. There is already so much going on right now (Mama Tara is ill and in another city, school classroom building going on, Reach Out Honduras fence starting, our house construction beginning, home school, etc.) that I feel ill-equipped to add one more thing to the list.
And yet, we have this dream of bringing her to the US with us for Christmas and January. We will be visiting family for Christmas this year because we have missed 2 holidays and it is time to be together to celebrate the birth of Christ. We also have this pesky thing called fundraising that has to happen every 10-12 months. So, we go.
Our plan is to be in the US for 6 weeks. I cannot imagine leaving her here... and yet, the almost impossibility of the paperwork and costs looms large. We are going to give it our best shot. If not this year, hopefully next year. And if she stays, I know she will be in good hand with Morgan.
Another faith walk for me... this one as real as ever. I have to trust that God knows best for our family and for Cumi Joy. He is the father of the fatherless and He loves her even more than we do. Pray that I can completely trust Him once again with the little one in our care.