Thursday, January 31, 2008

From Disappointment to Heartbreak

Unfortunately our news got much worse today. We were advised by AoH to not travel to Liberia. I can't share at this time what is going on, we will have more detailed information tomorrow, but it not a political situation nor any danger, but a situation involving all adoptions with all agencies, and the US Embassy will make an announcement tomorrow that will give us more information. Due to weather problems in Green Bay, Kim's flight to Chicago was delayed several hours so that she missed her connection to Brussels. During that time I was able to make several phone calls, get the information I needed, and contact Kim before she left the country. The weather is extremely bad in Chicago, so several flights were cancelled and what flights were left were completely booked, but an agent had sympathy towards Kim when she heard our story, and got her on a 6:15 flight home. Don't know the flight number or if the flight actually was able to leave in the weather, but I trust she did. The only bright spot in all this, is I was really wrestling with being away with my grandmother in such dire health. And I'm praying i will get home in time to say my good-bye's and at the very least will be home for the funeral. We obviously are numb from everything that has transpired. We know that we have more hassles ahead as our home study expires, and even stricter regulations come down from Liberia requiring 3 weeks stay prior to adopting. Not sure how all that will affect us and our children's future, but i will continue to stay true to my belief that it will all happen in God's perfect timing.

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. - Philippians 4:7


Donna Barber said...

Know that my thoughts are with you as I follow the process as well. Praying for decent news for you tomorrow and all adoptive families.

Becky said...

Dale and Kim,
I'm just heartsick from this news. I wish I could do something or find words that could help. You are loved and in my prayers.


julie said...

i am praying for you guys as well as the whole group of adopting parents. things seem to be changing.......i hope those kiddos are home soon!

Missy said...

Oh guys, I really don't know what to say. I'm pryaing for you.

Brandi said...

We are praying for you. I've been thinking of you often, but follow your blog from my cell phone so I haven't commented much.

I know how your hearts must hurt right now.


Stefanie said...

Dale & Kim,

I am so terribly sad about this news. We sure hope that things turn around and you bring home your beautiful children.

God Bless!

Stefanie Solt