Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Signs from God

I have been asking God to please reveal to me a sign that we should continue to fight for Ahren, fight harder, find more ways to fight, etc etc. It is so hard. He is 17 months old and he still has not been cleared as adoptable. We keep being told different things all the time. I asked God to just show me a small sign and I will follow whatever path he has laid for us.

Instead of one sign, I got three. Here is how it happened.

On Monday we were set to close on our old house. I knew the family buying our house was from Utah, they have 4 children and I knew their last name was hispanic sounding. When we walked into the closing, it was clear the father was hispanic and the mother anglo. We hit it off right away. They are the best people! At one point, she referred to his citizenship papers and I assumed he was from mexico, as are a lot of people in our area. We got to talking about children and I explained we have three plus two on the way through adoption. They asked where from and we said Guatemala. Their eyes lit up and they announced that is where he is from. He grew up 40 miles south of the city in Chimeltanango (spelling???) He has a lot of family still there and they offered to hook us up with them when we visit Guatemala. We talked for 2 hours!

When we got home, I got an e-mail from Adoption Supervisors (the extra attorneys we have hired to help with Ahren's case) They announced that the rectification has been approved, signed by the director and released. This is the one thing we needed to make Ahren legally adoptable. I can hardly believe it! We are waiting on confirmation that the attorneys have picked up the file and submitted for a new birth certificate, but if this is true it is a miracle!!!!

Then, when I got to work on Monday morning, there was a new set of pictures of Ahren. Just one last confirmation that he is our son and waiting for us to get thru the process and bring him home.

I now have hope again. I have renewed energy to fight. I am back in the game and ready to do whatever it takes to bring this precious child into our family. Talk about a labor of love! Someday, when we are sitting with Ahren and he is wondering about his past, I can show him all the ways we fought to bring him home. The journey has been so difficult, so painful and so enlightening, but all worth it. He is worth it. Now our adoption begins a new phase. We can proseed with the legal adoption of Ahren. It will be at least another year to get him home, maybe longer. I am prepared to have patience and faith. God is good!!!!

12 comments:

ginger said...

I am so happy for you!!! You have been a real trooper through this ordeal and now Ahren is really coming home oneday.

(((((HUGS from Albuquerque)))))

Tam said...

WOW! Such fantastic news! Congrats!

Elle said...

holy cow is that ever a miracle!

Ellie Puls said...

You see.... I TOLD YOU... He IS your son, and he WILL BE HOME...

NEVER GIVE UP, WHERE THERE IS A WILL, THERE IS A WAY....

I do believe this is called

"FATE"

HUGS

Hawk said...

That is awesome! Those curls on that boy! I hope you get to pbring him home in due time!!!

Home sweet home said...

How awesome -- God is good !!

Melissa said...

Wow, I guess God spoke loudly and clearly about not giving up on adopting Ahren. I'll be praying for you and your family!

Krystal said...

Praise the Lord!!!! I am so happy for you guys and for Ahren. I have been waiting for you to post this good news b/c I just knew that it was coming - you didn't give up on that boy, and he will be coming home. How about you & I schedule a joint visit trip??? (see my blog)

Starfish said...

That is great news. And that face with all the curls, I want to squoosh him.

Andrea said...

God is SO good!! Love those little signs.

And love love LOVE those curls!!! Starfish said it best- squooshable!! SO cute!!

Melany aka Supermom said...

Here I am hoping hoping with you

Cathie said...

I got tears reading this.
I've been reading your blog since I came across it while on another Guatemalan adoption blog.
I have a special place in my heart for the little boys of Guatemala and your Ahren has been in my thoughts and prayers throughout all this. Your faith and determination to get your little boy home has been inspiring.
May the rest of your journey be smooth and quick.
Cathie
Proud Mama to Caden Paul Oswaldo my little Guatemalan blessing.