Monday, June 20, 2011
Our documents SHOULD be back on track, heading to the land of sunflowers. In this crazy roller coaster week, all I have left to do is put my hands up and enjoy the ride. No doubt this week has taken my breath away, made me cry, scared me to death, and been a rush of pure adrenaline, just like a roller coaster ride.
In putting my hands up, I have given it over to God. There are three ways this adoption could go. There is one option that is most favorable, one that is favorable, and one that is not so tolerable (at the moment at least.). We could 1. have our papers submitted and travel very quickly yet this summer. Families currently are receiving 5 days notice to travel. #2. We could have our paperwork submitted, but not be able to travel until fall, after the 3 month reorganization of adoptions concludes. #3 We could possibly have to do many of our documents again due to them expiring or being different than what the new adoption laws require. At the moment, I have found peace in the unknown. The paperwork is out of my hands and out of my control. I have to remember that God has the perfect plan, even when it doesn't meet my "perfect plan".
Our prayer tonight is that after the big snafu getting our documents out of Ohio, we hope they travel safely and quickly to the land of sunflowers and reach the hands of those who need them in time. I would love to see the Sunflowers at their peak. My children in another country aren't getting any younger and I long to hold each of them in my arms. No child deserves to wait any longer for a forever family.