We have been on the waitlist to adopt for 6 months today!
We are...probably not even 1/8th of the way to our referral.
We are...sad that just 6 months into this process our girl number did not move at all and our sibling number went up 3--the opposite way.
**This happens when families ahead of us on the list expand their parameters from boy list only to include girl list or sibling list as well. Instead of being placed at the end of the list, they are placed based on the date they joined their initial list/s. Also, some families are placed on hold due to a concurrent adoption or pregnancy, and then added back on at a certain time.**
We are also...in awe of God's timing. Sometimes we think 'now' is better. But it is not! God surely knows what is best for us and for His plan for the greater picture.
But, most of all,
It is really that simple.
When we slow down and walk hand-in-hand with our Creator, He is truly all that matters!
I have memorized this verse, and it has become very useful in squashing fears, like a hammer!
He will have no fear of bad news;
His heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.