Good news -- the judge signed off on Anya Rashi's paperwork, so the last steps of our adoption process are in motion! While the orphanage director, Ms. Roy, starts our daughter's passport, we are checking out hotel information and flights. As soon as her passport is completed, we can make plans to fly. We hope we will take our trip in mid- to late November, but it all depends on when that passport is finished.
Peter is visibly ecstatic and happy, while I am in mama mode: making mental lists of what needs to be done before we fly. He is the computer guru, checking out travel information, while I am concerned with the home front: making arrangements for Aaron and Nathan while we're gone, doing clothing inventory to be sure we have things that will fit Anya Rashi, getting the suitcase of orphanage donations ready, searching for bottle nipples to fit the glass bottles my mom saved from when I was a baby, etc. etc.!
Actually, I'm in a bit of a daze . . . I can't believe it's finally happening! Yesterday, I had a few moments to think, and for the first time was just purely excited about going to India. As a child and a teenager, I never in my wildest dreams thought I'd travel there. God has strange and wonderful ways of surprising me with his plans for my life . . . I love dreaming about his plans for Anya Rashi. Wonder what surprises he has in store for her?