Monday, May 4, 2009

Slow Progress

I should clarify that the slow progress is on our part, but not on God's part!

For the past two weeks we have been trying to finish our home study paperwork, and I feel like I'm up against a brick wall with it. I think a large part of the problem is that I am so fearful of not getting it all right the first time...I don't want to miss anything or fill it out incorrectly, etc. As a result of my perfectionist tendencies raring their ugly head, I'm simply not getting to any of it until I can be sure to not be interrupted. Guess how often that happens? I would say this: If you feel God leading you to adopt, and you also plan on having biological children, I would highly recommend doing the adoption first, as you'll have much more time to devote to the process then!

On God's part, He's trucking right along with providing for us! Last week we were totally blown away to receive $1500 towards our adoption expenses! He has been so mind-boggling-ly faithful through all of this. But then again, He is God, so it shouldn't be mind-boggling at all, as it is part of who He is! I will say that we are exceedingly grateful!

1 comment:

Jennifer M said...

So true! Of kids in general. Nap times, Daddy times, and bed times are the only good times to get the paperwork done. Otherwise I hear, "I help wit da papuh wook!" and have circles drawn all over everything! Not sure the USCIS totally digs that, but hey- at least I'm not falsifying information, right? What's an extra whorl on the finger print cards? :-)

Hang in there with the paperwork. I was much more meticulous the first time around as I too was afraid of making a simple mistake that could turn into a Federal crime simply by accident! For some reason that thought no longer scares me. :-)

That is so awesome about the money! God is good. Even though the paperwork is slow going, isn't it such a peaceful thing to know God is supporting this effort and gently encouraging you on? Puts me in mind of when we are teaching our kids how to ride a bike, how we run behind with a gentle hand on their back, not doing it for them, but right there guiding and gently supporting.