I wish you could have a glimpse into my heart right now...I am overflowing with gratitude and complete humbleness. I am truly without words as I try to explain the way God has ministered to me through you. Your prayers and your words of encouragement left in the 'comments' section have left me overwhelmed. I had huge tears streaming down my face as I read every comment left on the previous post--'Little Katie-Big Appetite.' God has created us to have fellowship with other believers...and there is nothing like it. It is a sweet fragrance to my soul, a comfort, and a reminder to stay steadfast. I treasure you. With this said, I want everyone to read the comments left on the previous post. Just scroll to the bottom of 'Little Katie-Big Appetite' and click on 'comments.'
I am hanging in there. Last night was a tough but memorable night. I decided to bring Christopher and Katie to my hotel room for another slumber party. I really want to focus on getting Katie well, but I cant leave Christopher out. Every time I go to Amani, Christopher is obsessed with the window, pointing and saying 'GO!" He delights in our special outings. So with each child on a hip, and wearing a big backpack, I set out for the hotel. We did shower time--again, not a favorite!- got jammies on and then went to bed. They did really well, until Katie woke up about 3:30 am screaming at the top of her lungs. I could not figure out the problem but continued to cuddle, pray, and sing to her. I got her medicine, a drink of water, changed her diaper...still an ear piercing scream. I felt so helpless as well as concerned for the hotel guests on either side of me. So I called Todd...I think the first line I said was, "Help, I am at the end of my rope!" He comforted and encouraged me and then had Lacey call. It definitely helped get me through that moment and eventually Katie fell asleep on my legs and stomach. Then I woke up at 7am to a soaked bed. Katie had leaked through her diaper, and it wasn't just pee! Auugghhh! So as I lay awake this morning, I decided that I was going to do an honorable mention to all those out there who are single parents and to those who have twins. It is hard work and I have a better understanding of the kind of strength and love that is required of you on a daily basis.
I did receive some hopeful news today that there is a good chance that we will get our written ruling at the time of our verbal ruling! This is what I've been asking God to provide! The written ruling is usually at least a few of days later. We are scheduled for our verbal ruling tomorrow (Tuesday). I have been encouraged to take C & K to Kampala for the ruling (which has not traditionally been required) because we must be present for the written ruling if it comes. Pray hard with me that both rulings will come tomorrow. The written is needed to finalize passports, visas, etc.. Knowing that God is in the business of doing big things, we will continue to trust Him for big things.
Thank you for all your prayers. Let's continue to unite in one accord and petition to our Father in Heaven for a positive written ruling soon, for continued health and protection over Christopher and Katie, and for us to be reunited as a complete family soon. God's timing is always perfect and beautiful--so let His will be done.
I apologize if this is all difficult to follow. Last night has left me somewhat emotionally and physically drained. On top of that, I am pressed for time. Mamma Susan has invited me to her house today!
Where I Went!!
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