So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
We have 2 weeks down waiting for our approval from the Department of Homeland Security/Immigration. "They" say in their paperwork that it takes 6-12 weeks for the approval. So we are either 1/3 or 1/6 of the way done waiting. I go to the mailbox every day hoping that the desired envelope is there! I know it is all in God's time and I do get peace from that little fact.
Ryan and I were visiting with a friend tonight at church. We were talking about our adoption process and how we have both acted in ways that are not normal to us. Regarding the sex of our child, Ryan and I both truly do not have a preference. Regarding the age of our child, we don't have a specific age that we are wanting. Regarding the time frame, which is 2 to 6 months, we are both okay with the unknown. For those that know Ryan and I, this is totally not us. I am a very structured planner who likes to have lists. I like to know what my day will hold the night before. Ryan also likes to have a plan. This is how I know that God is right smack dab in the middle of this. We are both at ease knowing that our child will come to us when it is time. We are relaxed because God has our child picked out for us. It doesn't matter if we are specific with the sex or age. God knows who will be ours. God knows when we will go. I delight in my ease with this process. I hope that I stay faithful and patient as the months tick on.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6