Our fund raising letters are in the mail! The BIG yard sale is planned for March 24th and our downstairs is full of empty moving boxes. The Haiti bins are slowly being filled to capacity and most of our large furniture has been "claimed" either for purchase or for storage. Things are moving forward.
Originally, the sale of the house was our biggest question mark in terms of when we would get to Haiti. Now that's taken care of and many of you are wondering when we will head out. The answer is -we still don't know. Here's how it breaks down. Amie will not leave the country without Isabella. Isabella cannot leave the country without a passport. She cannot get a passport without a birth certificate. She cannot get a birth certificate until her adoption is finalized. It is up to God (working through the state of North Carolina) to determine when that happens. We are waiting and trusting in His timing.
In the meantime we will be living... in a barn. Don't worry, each child has their own stall and there's plenty of fresh hay and grains which will save a bundle on groceries. There's lots to see and explore and cows right there in the front yard. When Mommy needs a break, I'll just dress the kiddo's in red and throw 'em into the pasture to run from the bull. Hours of entertainment built right in. ;-) Actually, we will be living in this barn which has a wonderful little apartment built over the stalls, thanks to the incredible generosity of friends from our church. It'll be a tight squeeze but the kids are so excited. I can already see how God's going to use this time to strengthen us -if we don't kill each other.