Friday, February 6, 2009

Lucky 13



I am so frustrated and trying hard not to be.  I feel like the referrals are going out so slow, the average wait is getting longer, and the paperwork that came (the addendum) had an error on it so will have to be sent out next week corrected.  I have found the perfect cure for impatience, disappointment, and frustration.  A large dose of Proverbs 3:5-6  and a small dose of Facebook.

Facebook.  I really don't have the time to spend a ton of time on it between A&P2, bible study, our Chinese exchange student, 3 busy kids, a not so demanding husband, a very part-time job, steering committee for a Andrew's high school, and keeping the house clean and picked up (you get the picture).  I do love it, though.  See the picture above (okay-skip over the applique skirt and bed head on both of us).  Since I grew up moving every year to every 4 years, I do not have many/any friends from elementary school.  Katie was my best friend in Athens and Beirut but we lost touch in high school.  She "found" me within 3 days of being on FB.  She even posted a picture of us when we were 7.  I have no pictures of myself at that age until now.  My kids were even more excited than I was.


7 comments:

Lori S said...

Cute picture!
I understand your frustration with the slow moving process. I've noticed that things seem to be taking longer. Ugh!
Sounds like you are doing a good job of keeping busy and somewhat distracted!

Seriously, add me on fb! I'd love to keep in touch with you!

Lori said...

Stay strong... xo

emily said...

Very cute! Hang in there, it will come in His perfect time.

sparkz said...

Well at least it was noticed and it is on its way to get corrected...

Your referral SHOULD come sooner since you want an little bit older child. You never know who God has in store for you. Your child will come at the right time and apparently the child who needs you is a little older and things aren't just right yet. I know if things had moved along any other way, some other family would have got K. I know God had a plan for him to be part of our family. I am sure this is the same thing that is in the works for your new family member!

Adoption Cubed said...

Jen,
I am so sorry the frustration has caught up with you this week!!! Hang in there! It WILL happen. I have enough hope to get you through this rough patch. Lean on it! It is yours!

Rebecca

Oatsvall Team said...

oh sister i can hear your heart ... i pray your referral comes quickly ...

reading your profile and hearing how you cared for those sweet interim care babies sings to my heart ... it was such an amazing experience filled w/ amazing joy and the sadness of them leaving yet peace knowing this was God's plan all along and what a priviledge to be a part of it ...

thanks for stopping by my blog ...

Farmboy and Buttercup said...

Oh, I soooo hear you about the torturous waiting for seemingly ridiculously easy things. Seriously, a one-paragraph-addendum. I'm thinking it should be done in about a half an hour.

It WILL be all worth it in the end, when you are cuddling with your little "M".