In the midst of paper chasing, we are experiencing what is noted on our time line as “document drama”. Going in, we knew that through the adoption process, we were sure to hit a few speed bumps. This…it feels like a road block!
won’t can’t go into the specifics of our latest development, let’s just say that it has been a shocker! It came way off from left field and is dis-concerning to say the least. The worst thing is that “it” is holding up this already long and daunting process…. It is adding days, weeks or possibility months!
Thankfully, so far, we have done pretty well. We have kept our wits about us (for the most part) and not allowed “it” to bring division. And although a bit stressed and stretched (Christine did go into the ugly cry once or twice…)we are still standing as a strong and united front.
The good news and the long and the short of it is that this road block can be fixed. It is nothing that a good attorney, a few thousand dollars and a month or so won’t cure.
So, as we walk through this unexpected trial, we ask that all of you out there would pray! Please pray specifically for God’s favor over this “road block”, for continued strength to push forward, grace as we wait….
Pray for our baby girl who is currently somewhere in Ethiopia waiting for her forever family to find her and bring her home. Pray that she would be safe, well cared for and loved in the midst of her circumstances.
“…for we walk by faith and not by sight” -2 cor 5:7
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything” -James 1:2