One week ago today, we had court. I am now the mother of two incredible children, and I couldn’t be happier about that. Court didn’t look like it would happen last Friday, even up until 15 minutes before it was scheduled to start, but God literally moved mountains, and it happened. We were able to have court before the holiday break, shortening our stay in-country by no less than 3 weeks. Praise God!
When I think about that day, I feel a bit like Mary who, after watching the miraculous events surrounding her Son’s birth, could do nothing but treasure those memories in her heart. So many things went “our way” last Friday, things that by all accounts should not have done so, that there is nothing I can conclude but that God was in charge and in control last Friday morning, and it was His will that our son wouldn’t have to wait any longer to join our family.
As a result of the Lord’s goodness and provision, we now have a son, Andre David Araya. He’s a spunky, energetic, caring little boy who can’t WAIT for us to take custody of him in about a week and a half. I can’t share photos just yet. We need to have custody of Andre first, and that can’t happen until we pick up our court decree on Jan. 12, when the courts reopen after the Christmas and New Year holidays. But as soon as I can, I’ll post our family photos far and wide.
We are a family of four, and it feels good.