We are here! I met Isaiah - honestly it was mixed emotions. Relief and joy to have him in my arms - shock and being overwhelmed at the life he has had. Please don't get me wrong, S*nyu is know for being a great orphanage and caring for their children but still, it is an orphanage in a third world country. I sensed God confirming in my heart through out that day over and over that this exactly where he wanted me - though my heart was broken and I was on the verge of tears the whole time. The second day was a little better and I am getting into a grove of when to help and when to focus on Isaiah. I have never seen anything like it and the work is endless. Those Mama's are some of the hardest working people alive. Please pray for the babies at S*nyu. I know God heard the prayers of others for Isaiah to have a home and that is when he began to work on our hearts. Please pray for the others - many are in the adoption mode and I am so thankful! Everyone of them needs to be in a family.
Here is what I wrote yesterday:
We had our court hearing today! All went well and we are scheduled for a ruling on Thursday. It was relatively painless and Isaiah was an angel the whole time. His little heart was beating very fast and I think he was overwhelmed at all the new sights. We took him to a restaurant to eat where I had the best chicken burger I have ever had. Isaiah on the other hand was not into it and I look forward to the day that he feels good with a great appetite. We have an appointment with the Dr. tomorrow.
Thank you for all you prayers! I feel them and know that God is with us. I could not do it if I did not have God to cry out to all day long. Life is hard here in Africa. The culture, for me, has been a fine adjustment (I love the food and weather) but the orphan life has been devastating to me. I can not stop the tears. I can not get over it. I pray I never do and that my sorrow fuels a passion.
I better go - I thank you for praying - please keep it up - my heart is very tender. Missing my kids at home and all the emotions of adoption rolled into one. I do praise God - He gave us great new friend and we spend most of the evening doubled over laughing - God is so good! They left today and James and Cheremi show up at 4 AM tomorrow - God has supplied in so many ways! Praise Him for He is awesome to serve!