IT IS A REAL SONG!! :) If you don't have any idea what I am talking about, go read the post before this one.
My friends were kind enough not to correct me with great spiritual wisdom but instead with a different kind of wisdom, The Rolling Stones. :) I have the greatest friends on the planet! Love you girls.
So now to focus on what I needed. The week did have some redeeming qualities to it.
*Provision- We have been abundantly blessed through the t-shirt sales, friends, and family such that there really is light at the end of this adoption expense tunnel. I am really encouraged and continue to see God's faithfulness in providing for what He has called us to. I think He has big plans for my dimply little princess.
*Blessing- Our foster child was "adopted" for Christmas by a local corporation and they sent 2 garbage bags full of wrapped presents to my house for him yesterday. He is going to be over the top excited Christmas morning. He still says that he has never had a Christmas present before. He will definitely never say that again.
*Creativity- My completely awesome friend Bernie heard my cry for a personal and creative gift idea for the 20 nannies who have taken care of Maggie over the past year and a half and she helped me make these. They are words that represent what the ladies have given to my sweet girl while she has been in their care. I can't wait to give them to the nannies. I hope they are blessed. There are 20 total. Thanks Bernie. You rock!
*Progress- When I received word that our LOA had not arrived, they were able to confirm that our dossier had been translated and was in the LOA room.
So no you don't always get what you want, but you do always get what you need. :)