Thursday, August 1, 2013

Travel Date!!! Finally!!

Good morning my friends, and a GOOD morning it is!!

We just received our long awaited phone call and we now HAVE A TRAVEL DATE!!!

If you are not in our adoption group on facebook you may not know that we recieved some bad news recently. Because of this news our appointment in our boys' country has been pushed back into September.

It's a long story and frankly now that we have a travel date there is nothing we can do about it so I don't believe it would do any good or give God any glory to complain about it. Ryan and I decided that if this did indeed happen than God would work it out for our best interest. Were we praying like crazy to travel in the next couple weeks... yes! But now that we have a travel date I have complete peace that God is going before us, preparing our way, and that He will sustain and protect our little lovies until we arrive :)

Our appointment where we will receive one of our boys' referral and permission to go meet him the next day is scheduled for September 2nd. We have been told this is a long weekend so we should try to get our flights for August 31st (I guess technically we'll still be leaving in August ;)

I cannot thank each of you enough for praying for our family. Adoption is such a roller coaster of a journey and I don't think we could do this without all of the prayers, love, and support we get from all of you. Many of you have written me messages of encouragement. Please know that I read each one and they do indeed encourage me and give me hope to fight another day. Forgive me for not replying to each of you and please know that your words of kindness are always heard and taken to heart even if I can't find the time to reply. Thank you!!

As always we will keep you posted!!


  1. Praise God!! so good to see this :)

  2. Yeah! God is so good! He is going before you and what a comfort and joy that can be!

  3. Natalie, I am so happy for you. Prayers are going up and up and up and up and up!!! Yes I repeated that 5 times one for each of you. I must say you want to edit this blog post cause you say you are going to meet your boys but just meet him. I certainly hope him is them. Keep us posted on how we can best pray for you and help you!!!! The Maxwell 5 is getting closer and closer to be under one roof.

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