Wednesday, October 12, 2011

15 days until we board a plane

My stomach is tight with the anticipation of meeting our little guy.  Getting a sense of who he is.  I can't wait to see the je ne sais quoi that gets lost in translation.  Embassy is getting to be more of an obstacle than it ever was.  As a child who grew up over seas, a child of a diplomat, I personally think the US government is making huge gaffes in diplomacy.  I think that the time of oversight is at the moment the child enters care.  Not after that country has already determined that the child is adoptable.  Do we challenge the Russian, Chinese, or Korean government after they make that same determination?  Hmm, why not?  But, I shy away from the controversial.  So as each day brings hope and then fear for a few families at that pivotal stage, I thought of this tale that I read a while ago.  It speaks to my nearsightedness.  I think of this story frequently when things play out better or worse than I expected.  For me, this is where, my faith will be tested.  I claim to trust in His perfect timing, now I must live it.  It will only get harder, after meeting our little guy.   I trust though that if this little guys is meant to be ours, he will come home in God's perfect time.    In the meantime, I have a few friends on speed dial, to help me at weak moments and nesting is reaching  a scary level...I made these felted slippers for him Sunday night.  It was so much fun and easy.  I will work out the kinks and then share the how to.

10 comments:

Katy said...

15 days! Who's going? If you need anything - mail brought in, dogs, kids' rides to places, whatever - let me know. I'm happy to hear school is going well. And so happy that 15 days will come so fast! Miss you. Love, Katy

coffeemom said...

I only know that that felted slippers are cute! "Who knows if they are a curse or a blessing"....but I see and know that they are cute and you are wonderful.
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so's the story. I should tape it to my bathroom mirror.....}

Jennifer said...

Praying for your time with your sweet son and for your heart as you leave him for an indefinite time. I wish this process could be different and that the scrutiny would be earlier on - for the sake of everyone involved. Love the slippers! :)

Jenn said...

totally agree with you about the embassy. Now is definitely the time that we need to truly trust God's timing-- so much easier said than done!

18 days until I meet you, 19 days until we get to hold our little guys!

Deena said...

Good luck to you all!!!! Best wishes for a wonderful trip. Praying that everything goes smoothly and your little guy can come home very soon!

Bonnie Nieuwstraten said...

It's hard to believe that it's two weeks away. I'll be praying for your family and for a covering for your case. A local friend of mine is stuck in a BIG Ethiopian nightmare, one that you would not care to hear. I'm all about keeping adoption 1000% ethical, but once these babies have families, the govt. needs to stay out of it. Can't wait to hear about your trip. We were waiting for referral when you went to get Bella and I remember reading your blog and it was just so cool to read about your first days with her! Blessings~

Meliski said...

I am oh, so excited for you all! What a wonderful adventure you have ahead of you. I know embassy is "touchy" these days, and we will hold you in prayer just as we are holding the families that are enduring the changes now. But at the moment, oh Jen, I am so excited for you!

scooping it up said...

Can't wait for you and can't wait to hear about the trip. I do hope it goes favorably! Come on little E! And by the way, I totally agree with you. Oversight should be happening before a kiddo passes court...

Rebecca said...

And now you're even closer to heading out! Can't believe you will soon be holding your baby boy. So happy for you. And love his sweet felted slippers!

MelissaQ said...

Not sure how I ended up on your blog, but, this is an amazing story. I have always said that there is a special place in heaven for those who adopt a sweet child. God Bless and congratulations!