Friday, June 26, 2009

We're through the review room!!!!

Summer 09 has been wonderful so far, but it just got better!

Our family has made it over a HUGE adoption hurdle. After 2 years, we have finally made it through CCAA adoption review room!

That means that our dusty paperwork that has been sitting on a shelf has been perused with a fine tooth comb and we've been accepted by China to adopt a daughter!!! I truly thought God may have been closing this door b/c we've been waiting so long, but again He has proven faithful! :)

In other "catch up" news~ Ellie has been taking an ASL 2 class at FCC and Shane is taking tennis lessons at Baker Park amid Ellie and I lifeguarding at the VFW pool this summer! It has been busy and lots of fun!

Over the 4th of July holiday weekend, we are visiting Aunt Pauline in PA~ swimming, horseback riding, wine tasting and lots of fellowship!!!

I'm so thankful to God for His amazing provision for our family as we SEE God ( Thank you, Maria!) through the entire adoption process. Each of us has grown in our relationship with the Lord as we patiently wait to SEE the little girl He has handpicked for our family~ our little SophieRose!

We will be making a decision in the next month as to whether we will put our paperwork in for an older little girl~ up to 6 years old.
Meditating on His goodness this morning!

Thank you for continuing to pray for the Bentzel's!

Psalm 1: ...But his delight is in the law of the Lord and on that law he meditates day and night!