Thursday, December 2, 2010

Another Amazing Day

Today was wonderful! We started our day with another nice breakfast in the hotel restaurant. We then headed out to begin the shopping for the orphanage. We want to thank all of you who have given....they will be so blessed! So, we hired our first taxi guy to take us to a nearby market and we bought around 200.00 worth of baby items. We purchased 6 blankets, hats, socks, cloth diapers, baby soap, lotion, toy, plastic bin, toilet paper.

We didn't have long back at the hotel when we got a call that we were to be down stairs to head to the orphanage for another visit. We had a wonderful time with Trek and all the babies again today. The older children were in school. The didi's were very thankful for all the things we brought them! We got our first real smiles and giggles today! He seems to be acting more comfortable each time we are with him. Oh yeah, we also ordered fuel to be delivered. That made them very happy.


Once we left there it was off to the attorneys office. That was quite a ride. I wasn't sure what to expect with our meeting, but we had a great time with them. It was a husband and wife team. They have been to the US 18 times and have been to Maine once. They were super friendly and bought us momos, coffee and tea for lunch.... it was delicious!! We shared with them our plan in the event that we don't get his visa by mid December and they were totally fine with it.

Back to the hotel to freshen up and then it was off to Thamel for dinner with three other American adoptive families. We ate at Roadhouse Cafe. The pizza was yummo! The ride home was horrible. I got so nervous at one point I thought I was going to throw up. So Thamel is this area with very narrow streets and tons of shops. People everywhere!!! Mike was offered hash marijuana and people were trying to get me to buy jewelry. So anyway we found this taxi guy and I offered him 200 rupees to take us back...nope he wasn't going to do it for less than fine, we agreed to the 300. We hop in and he takes off on all these side roads. At first it seemed normal cause it looked like the streets we had been on for dinner. But as he drove further and further away it the streets were less crowded and not many stores or lights. The road was more like a sidewalk rather than a street. Needless to say I was feeling very uncomfortable. I began asking how much longer to get to the where are the big main streets. Finally after what seemed like forever we made it to a normal street. We had a single mom riding with us and she was having that same not so pleasant feeling. She whispered to me that she was happy she wasn't alone.

Now we are back in the hotel. Mike is once again snoozing while I try to get you all up to speed on what's happening. I really am wanting something sweet like ice cream and I thought he was fixing to get me some, but it's not looking like I'm getting anything tonight.

Tomorrow is adoption day!! We meet in the lobby at 11ish and head to the orphanage to pick up Trek and head to the Ministry of Women to sign the papers and make everything official!! We've been waiting almost two years for this day! After that's over we will head back here to spend some alone time with him. I plan on giving him a bath right away. I expect there to be some major screaming...I would try to wait, but the little dude needs one ASAP!! We'll be sure to take video and pictures. I'm sure I don't need to remind you, but please don't stop praying for his visa to be issued ASAP! We want so badly to bring our little boy home for Christmas! I'll leave you with another great devotional reading from today.

Biographies of bold disciples begin with chapters of honest terror. Fear of death. Fear of failure. Fear of loneliness. Fear of a wasted life. Fear of failing to know God.

Faith begins when you see God on the mountain and you are in the valley and you know that you're too weak to make the climb. You see what you see what you have..and what you have isn't enough to accomplish anything.

Moses had a sea in front and an enemy behind. The Israelites could swim or they could fight. But neither option was enough.

The Jerusalem church knew that they had no hope of getting Paul our of prison. They had Christians who would fight, but too few. They didn't need muscle. They needed a miracle.

Faith that begins with fear will end up nearer the Father.

God is the One who makes everything agree with what he decides and wants. Ephesians 1:11

Our heart shall rejoice in Him, because we have trusted in His holy name. Psalm 33:21

Leave all your worries with him, because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7

Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Mark 11:24

If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. John 15:7

Goodnight from Nepal!

1 comment:

  1. Praise God Tonya!! Oh my goodness - I just checked the $ amount contributed! What a beautiful testimony of God's grace! OH MY GOSH - WOW - I'm blown away!!!!!!! Do you think we need to continue raising? That may be a dumb question - but I'm not sure how far the $ goes!! I just pray that all needs are met - plus a little extra for the kids!! Let us know your next update! Was planning to collect funds at church Sunday.
    I will be praying for your day tomorrow - VERY exciting! I'm sure it will feel so good to get him to yourselves. What a great way to get acclimated with him all these days in his own environment!
    Thank you for using your time so well there and being the hands and feet! May God Bless You Both!
    Looking forward to tomorrow's update!
    thanks for updating us - so glad you made it home safely last night. YIKES!