No EP's are being approved or submitted again for the month of July. This happened last month in June, and sent people reeling. Now, it's double those emotions.
What does this mean? Well, it's hard to say. We know that the Korean government should approve more cases this year (though it will probably be very few), but we have no idea where we are in the lineup. We still think there's a (kind of?) good chance we could be submitted this year, but who knows at this point?
So, we will continue to wait to be submitted and pray for approval this year. The worst case scenario is that we wouldn't be submitted and/or approved this year, and the EP quota would get reset in January. Obviously, we DO NOT want to have to wait until early 2012 to travel! We are praying this doesn't happen.
With each monthly update, I'm honestly trying to learn to trust God more. I was oddly calm when I read the email just a few minutes ago. I haven't shed tears; I think I'm too tired in other ways right now. I am clinging to the promise that God knows our story - He wrote it! He knows exactly when the time is best for us to become a family of four. I like to think that He is just making sure I have exactly the right amount of time with Evy before we add our second child to the family, and He knows that Liam needs a little more time to cuddle with his foster parents. As hard as it is, you have to tell yourself things like that. I KNOW that God is in control; I just have to remind myself every 5 minutes.
Please lift us up; I am praying that the next email we get from our agency is much more positive. Also pray for the families that have been submitted, but have been waiting two months to get approval. They are literally living "so close, yet so far away." I know they ache even more than we do.
Thank you for praying for us, and for our son!