"To bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." Isaiah 61:3

The Burckhard Family

The Burckhard Family

Thursday, April 30, 2009

"Thank You" Post

Whew! What a wild couple of weeks we've had! Finally, the dossier is at About A Child and almost ready to be shipped to Bella's country! Next week is a holiday week in her country, so most likely nothing will happen with our dossier until the following week.

In the meantime, we want to express our heartfelt gratitude to:
Our Family & Friends......for your support and prayers

Our Church......Trinity Evangelical Free Church and our small group for keeping us in their prayers

Those who've generously given to our adoption fund: Stephanie, Michelle & Clint, Ron, Bonnie, Cathy, Lucille, Jen, Lila

About A Child....Amanda (& Victoria) are beyond wonderful, helpful, & patient with my endless emails and questions!

Reece's Rainbow....Andrea & Meredith who demonstrate God's love by sacrificially helping families bring their adopted child(ren) home

The wonderful people on Reece's Rainbow Yahoo groups...for encouragement, support and many laughs (espcially during our Yuku chats)

Catholic Charities of ND....Lisa for expertly & efficiently writing our Home Study

Our wonderful notary.....Jean Ternes

Kevin's Assistant....Shannon for copying, faxing, and preparing FedEx envelopes for me

ND Secretary of State....Char who was so helpful in reviewing our notaries and getting our documents apostilled

Our St. Paul Field Office & Senator Conrad's Office....for expediting our adoption approval

Our Loving Father....who has called us to this adoption and will see us through to the end!

We couldn't have made it this far without the wonderful people God has used throughout this process. We have seen His hand in many miraculous ways and has often used you, His People, to accomplish His purposes.

So, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts....The Burckhards

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