Thursday, May 26, 2011

Coming Up for Air

This week has been super busy! Harrison was sick over the weekend. I was off Monday with him. We have had swim lessons every afternoon. I worked all day Tuesday, worked at the Tuesday night ministry, worked Wednesday and Wednesday night and have been staying up until after 12am every evening working on our paperwork to send to our agency. Last night at 12:15am, I bid farewell to our Acceptance Packet at the local copy/shipping place. It’s open 24 hours Smile 

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I am trying to keep my chin up. Every single thing we’ve done with the twins has come up against holidays, people out of the office, waiting, waiting, and waiting some more. This will get to our agency tomorrow, but it will have to sit there until next Tuesday due to the holiday. We can’t post pictures or submit our I600 or I600A until they review this HUGE stack of paperwork and then send the legal documents for the twins to us. It will likely be closer to the end of next week for all of that to fall into place. We certainly have more of a perspective on the waiting and good experience on how the Lord truly does work everything out in perfect timing from Harrison’s adoption, BUT this mama heart of mine still breaks a little each time we get to a new period of waiting. I do really well when I have something to do!

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It is my part of loving these little ones home.  I honestly don’t mind the paperwork involved with adoption. 

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I think that the “contractions” associated with the labor of love that is adoption are the excruciating periods of waiting!

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

2 comments:

Kate said...

hey april! i may have missed this post, but how did y'all chose the twin's names?

Blomgrens said...

I feel ya girl! I like it when I have a goal with paperwork or some appointment we have to make but the waiting for others... not so good at it! God's timing has been better than mine so far so I trust that (I just have to keep repeating that to myself)!