Well, it's been a little over three months now since we were officially "approved and waiting". And now....we wait some more. You hear a lot of people talking about the INSANE amount of paperwork you have to do to adopt (and don't get me wrong....it is an INSANE amount of paperwork), but waiting is by far the HARDEST part. At least when you're filling out all of the endless paperwork, you feel like you're doing something to get closer to your child. Once that's done and it's all been submitted, the hard part begins....waiting and waiting. Now, that's not to say we're just sitting around twiddling our thumbs. We do have 4 children between the ages of 2-7. Twiddling our thumbs is not an option around this household!! But, just having to wait (knowing that there's absolutely nothing you can do to "help" things along) can be excruciating at times. The verse that continues to swirl around in my head is "They that wait upon the Lord, will renew their strength. They will mount up with wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint." Isaiah 40:31
So, just in case you were wondering.....we're still waiting!