Tuesday, November 09, 2010

The day today

The very very short version… is that we played with sweet little Aleksa today.  We were given copies of paperwork (which is a big deal!) and we were greeted kindly.  This was all with the deputy director because the director was out for the morning.

Then, we were met with some questions from the director in the afternoon.  Nothing that we weren’t expecting, and quite honestly we were a bit concerned at first that it would be much like the last time…

Then, we toured the facility.  It really is a NICE facility.  We have always spoken highly of the way the place was upkept and that the staff including the director cared about the kids.  Again we were very happy to see that the conditions have even improved in the last 2 1/2 years and when I asked to take photos, the director glowingly agreed.  I now have many pictures of the facility!

As we parted ways for the day, still without the director’s signature and knowing already that we would be going back tomorrow, we were left with this statement: “She will be very blessed to grow up in such a great family and to have a good future.”

And then I tried really hard to draw back the tears.  (yes, successfully :) ).

Tomorrow we will drive the 2 1/2 hours again with a copy of the laws because he wants to be sure that he is doing things right.  Continue to pray for favor.  The process will take weeks- we already knew that- but this first step of receiving his blessing appears to be favorable.  Pray that the agreement continues tomorrow and that the initial signature can be obtained.

Tonight, we are counting our blessings!  One baby step at a time…

25 comments:

  1. I could hardly wait to log in this morning and read the update. I am in tears that you have made these steps forward!!!! Praise God. I will pray you continue to move forward. Covering you all in prayer.

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  2. One day at a time, one step at a time - we're praying that God will continue to work on the director's heart, and that Aleksa will soon be with you forever!

    Jenn

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  3. Rejoicing and praying more Meredith!!!

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  4. Wow, that is wonderful to get that kind of feedback...Praise God! !e will keep praying!

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  5. We serve an awesome God, Meredith. What a fabulous day! Continuing to pray...

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  6. Wow....that is wonderful that you got that positive feedback! Praise God! We will keep praying..

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  7. Oh wow - so excited for you guys. Continuing to pray!

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  8. Praise the Lord for a great start there! We'll keep praying. Blessings!

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  9. Praying and fasting today and standing in the gap for your family and Aleksa.

    Blessings,
    Suzanne
    Team One Less Broken Heart
    onelessbrokenheart.blogspot.com
    freedomhollowfarmkiddos.blogspot.com

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  10. Wow, that is awesome! Hope this works out for little Aleska!

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  11. Praying for God to make the crooked paths straight and that your light would shine in dark places. I am glad everyone wants to do it the "right way" just frustrating we have to be the testing grounds. :) HUGS for all of you.

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  12. Oh, I'm just holding my breath reading all of your posts about Aleksa. Still holding it until tomorrow. How one sentence contains so much...

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  13. That is wonderful!! We have been praying for you guys and will continue to! That one little sentence is very exciting! :))

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  14. How wonderful! Will be praying here in ND for you and your family!

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  15. Great news! Still praying . . .

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  16. That is GREAT news!! Looks like things will go in the right direction.

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  17. Unbelievable...not believably....AWESOME! Praying.

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  18. Praise God for the steps forward!
    Joy

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  19. WOW! Praying that things continue in a positive manner. I checked my email early, early this morning and prayed that his heart would soften. Can't wait to hear how tomorrow goes!
    :)
    Theresa

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  20. oh my, I'm tearing up just reading this!! praying praying!!

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