You know how I thought the home study would be finished by the end of January and then it took longer because Lillian captured our hearts, so we decided to adopt her in China instead of going for a blind referral in Eastern Europe, which meant we needed a Hague approved home study, which meant we needed additional background checks, which meant more waiting?
Meanwhile I pitched a few fits because things weren't happening fast enough for me.
I just need to say that in the long run it was a blessing that the home study took longer than expected. As painful and stressful as it has been for me during the past few months, it could have been much worse. God really knows what he is doing. The timing worked out perfectly.
Silly me, I thought I knew how this was supposed to work out. I thought I knew the perfect time line for this adoption. I even had a timeline written out with dates that things were supposed to happen according to my plan even though each step in the process can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months and there is no way to tell how long certain things will take. If things had gone my way, it would not have been good. God's way is the only way.
Please promise to remind me of that next time I get stressed because something isn't happening fast enough.
Okay. so my good news-
1. We are reviewing the first draft of our home study tonight. After that it goes to our home study agency and our placement agency and when all approve, we'll get the final copy!
2. I'm working on some little fundraisers. In 10 days, I am going to have a yard sale at a friend's house and on May 5, I'll set up a table at a local library's craft show. I'm also working on signing up for a space at a local festival in mid- May.
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