Monday, May 11, 2009

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you

I think this is the beginning of many thank you from my family. First, thank you for reading this blog-- however shoddy and sporatic I am about posting; I know there are many faithful readers, still. Thank you for reading about babies who need formula, thank you for being a part of our efforts to raise money and meet the goal of $12,500 worth of formula to feed our malnourished babies at AWAA's Transition Home!!!!!

Thank you for praying our family through the past 6+ months of deployment. By grace alone, we have come to the other side of this journey-- he isn't home yet, but he is in the country and working hard to make it back to us!!

Thank you for praying over our adoption process. As with any adoption, there are twists, turns and unexpected hiccups along the way. Of course, we aren't "there" yet; but getting closer every day. I still covet your prayers for our upcoming court date on May 20th, and prayers that we will be able to still travel on June 6th. I stand in awe when I look back upon God's goodness and mercy to our family. From the very beginning, He has caused all things to work for His Glory-- whether it has been providing a much needed document at the right time, causing Tony to come home early for travel, answering prayers on behalf of ALL families in AWAA to pass court, bring home children sooner and cause government systems to work for the benefit of children and families.... He is so good.

The next two weeks are huge for our family. Reunion with our Daddy, wrapping up another year of teaching my boys, experiencing the court system of Ethiopia and by God's grace, legally adding two more children to Team Dragovich. The anticipation is rising... and where there is great good to come, there is also great opposition from the enemy. Please continue to pray for us-- I do not know what to expect. I cannot even fathom. But one thing I DO know...

"I am still confident of this; I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Be STRONG and TAKE HEART and WAIT FOR THE LORD"!!! (Psalm 27:13-14)

Grace and Peace,


the Steiger's said...

I am praying for your family. I can not wait to see you all together.
love, Lenka

Apryl said...

I'm praying for you!! Can't believe I haven't called and interrupted your school day lately :) I'm so thrilled for your family and the upcoming changes. many, many hugs,
ps. my boys were talking about your boys just today--we'd love to see you guys sometime, maybe this fall.

carrie said...

Hey Shari-
So glad to hear that Tony is in a safer place. I will pray that you travel safely to Africa and that the children all adjust well to the exciting changes to come.

Michele said...

Praying for an unseen army of protection to camp around each of you. Praying, too, for a sweet reunion and bonding time for all your kids as a team.