These are the next big steps but it so exciting to see how far we've come and that we are finally at this place in the journey. God is so faithful and we continue to see His hand in every detail, timing, and provision. This school year is flying by and our exchange student leaves in three months. Once he leaves, we will prepare the room he is in for our oldest son to move into, then be able to prepare Henry's part of the room he will share with our youngest son. Everyone is excited as you can imagine!
I imagine the Lord, as patient as He is, gets even more excited with anticipation as He waits for all of us to come home. "But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the
Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance" 2 Peter 3:8,9 (NIV).
Thank you for your prayers and encouragement. We imagine this process seems even longer to Henry, so please lift him up- that he would be encouraged, patient, and excited throughout this journey. May the Lord bring him home soon!