Thursday, May 5, 2011
I'm no wimp!
Hi friends, I just wanted to ask you to pray for us. It seems like Satan is in full force right now trying to sabotage our efforts to get to Sergey. We are only one document away from finishing our Home Study! We have been trying to get some paperwork that is usually easy to obtain but for some reason it hasn't been. It's for our financial part of the home study and my husband is the only one who has access to it, actually not anymore since his password is not working and when he reset it, it still doesn't work. It's a long story:( But basically my husband has to put a call in to get the paperwork sent to us, but recently my husbands work schedule jumped from a 40-50 hour work week to a 70-80 hour work week, Satan's doing I'm sure of it:( And he just hasn't had the time. The statement that we need comes in the mail quarterly, so I have been desperately praying everyday that it will be in our mailbox. Once we get it, all we have to do is get the document notarized and send it off to our social worker. I have been praying for the Lord's will in this but I have to admit it's been really hard for me to just sit and wait. I have worked really hard to get all of these documents done as fast as possible so that Sergey doesn't have to wait any longer than he has to. So it's been frustrating to me, and to my husband as well. It's been out of his control the work that has fallen into his lap and he's been doing everything he can not to crumple under the weight of it all. The paperwork has been one of the most overwhelming things I have ever done. Sometimes it scares me as I am filling it all out. I get so stressed about making errors and that I'm going to cause delays in our adoption. And other times I feel so under qualified and have little understanding of what I am actually doing. I'm sure my agency is sick of seeing emails from me asking so many questions:) But I understand it's part of the process and I will do whatever it takes to get him, even if I need to step out of my comfort zone a little. Sergey's worth it! But I am definitely finding out that Adoption is not for wimps. Please pray for us, we so need the encouragement right now. Please pray for my husband, he's been under a lot of pressure lately. Pray that his schedule will reach some sort of normalcy soon. Thank you for listening to my rants:) I also wanted to tell you why I changed the donation box on my sidebar to a ChipIn. Through the ChipIn we are able to access the money right away when we need it. And with the Reece's Rainbow donation box, they hold the money until we are traveling at the end of our adoption. So this just makes more sense for us right now. You can donate to whichever one you feel more comfortable with, we appreciate each and every donation. I just wanted to clarify if anyone was wondering. Thank you for your continued prayers and support for our family.