Thursday, February 17, 2011

The waiting game

We finished our home study process! Yeah! That was the high note of our week. Our case worker came to our house this week, and met the boys and had a look around. It took all of about 15 minutes! She has already sent us a copy of the report to read over and we made some changes and sent it back to her. I thought we were moving along pretty well!  I started filling out immigration paperwork (because that typically takes 45 days to get through the system), and wanted to start gathering paperwork for the dossier. I email the agency we are working with only to hear back that we can't move ahead on anything until Kazakhstan re opens. That is when I heard the breaks come to a screeching halt in my head! 

I knew there was a part of this process that would be waiting... I just didn't expect it to happen until we had everything submitted... and we were just waiting to travel. But now we are waiting... what do we do while we wait (beside try not to panic)? The only thing I can come up with is pray. Will you pray with us? We prayed with Ty and Devon tonight, and asked them to pray bold prayers... and they did! Will you pray bold prayers with us?

Kazakhstan (by the way, I can now spell that without the spell check correcting me!) is supposed to re open in March at the earliest... notice I said at the earliest. Please, please pray that they will open in March and that our agency will be accredited with them ASAP. We are still praying that this will all be done by the end of the year. God can do it!!!!!

Waiting is not easy, or fun... but I think God will use it to continue to get us ready to bring another child into our family. All of us already feel connected to this child that we haven't even met yet. I think that is because we have been praying for her together, as a family.  

Well, wish I had better news, but that is our adoption update for now. I will keep you posted as I hear more.

"I waited patiently for the Lord, He turned to me and He heard my cry" Psalm 40:1
The image of a swing comes to my mind when I think of waiting... doesn't it look like a nice place to wait with God? :)