I had an email this morning that contained both very concerning and very exciting news. The exciting news is that, after weeks of waiting on tenderhooks, we should have our referral any time! We expected to have them weeks ago, but unfortunately, the Congo lawyer didn't get them done for whatever reason. Things in the Congo just flat out don't go according to plan!
The concerning news is that my five year old daughter, half a world away, has shoved something up her nose... and apparently needs surgery to get it out! It sounds like a fairly minor problem- kids stick things up their nose all the time. But do they usually need surgery? And not just surgery, but surgery in the Congo? And not just surgery in the Congo, but surgery in the Congo without their mommy?! So obviously, I'm a little nervous about this, especially as our adoption worker doesn't have ANY details yet about what it is that she stuck up her nose, how detailed (read dangerous) the surgery is, or when she'll know more! And I'm concerned, of course, about the safety of the procedure and more importantly, the accessibility of medication should there be an infection after the surgery!
Pray, please. Pray that God will be with His daughter as she goes through a scary procedure without a mommy or daddy to comfort her. Pray that He will guide the doctor's hand as he removes this object. Pray that He will work miracles to bring our children home soon and safely. And pray that He will give peace and comfort and love to Josue and Mbo as they sit 8,500 miles away from the people who love them.