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.


  1. Know that we are praying for you all. What a blessing it must be to have people in your lives that have been through this before, to be an encouragement to each other, knowing you're not alone in this.

  2. I totally get it - Jake & I are dealing with the same crud right now!! I just posted this verse on my's given me the fuel (&fight!) to keep going!

    "God is strong, and he wants you strong. So take everything the Master has set out for you, well-made weapons of the best materials. And put them to use so you will be able to stand up to everything the Devil throws your way. This is no afternoon athletic contest that we'll walk away from and forget about in a couple of hours. This is for keeps, a life-or-death fight to the finish against the Devil and all his angels." Ephesians 6:10-12 The Message

    Good stuff, right?! Praying you through :)

  3. Lord, I don't know this family, but YOU do! You know their hearts and their deep desire to give Sergey a loving HOME. Give this Father the strength of HIS Heavenly be able to deal with his demands of work - at home, on the job and in gathering the final information needed in this adoption. Give this Mother the rest she needs to accomplish all that a mother & wife needs to do in a day. That YOU would fill her days with peace and that she would be a source of support for her husband and have lots of patience to give to her children and this situation. Let them REST in FAITH that YOU are in control...and satan will be kicked to the curb! Let them be surrounded by others who can lift them up when they are too tired to form the words that are needed. I thank you Lord for the community that has surrounded them to raise the funds needed so far....let us not fail this family now...let us make them never feel alone in this. Thank you for letting them reach out to us and letting us be a part of their dream! You are BIGGER than All of this God...and we Thank You for that! Lord we ask that you bring Sergey Home to this family in your perfect timing...and give them the peace that passes all understanding that YOU are in Control!

    Hugs to your family! You are not forgotten...and will continued to be lifted up in prayer! Thanks for reaching out and allowing us to lift you up! :)

  4. "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
    Through all of this we continue to pray that Sergey is being cradled in love and care sent from our Lord and in His perfect timing you will be cradling Sergey in your arms. I love you guys. I wish I could be there to hug you!
    Mom (Renee)

  5. Thank you all for your prayers and Christ-like love -_- It humbles the heart (of this man at the least). After reading the comments, thanking the Lord for the love, and swallowing the lump in my throat I decided to give it one more go ... and I got in!!! (there was a delay in the 'password reset' for whatever reason!?) We have the documents!!!

    God is good,
    Mr. BooFace

  6. i just read this, all the comments and then got to mr. booface's comment. i burst out laughing! so happy all of this could get worked out and i am extremely motivated by your progress! love and hugs.

  7. Sooo Happy for you Mr. BooFace! Praise God! He is So Good...All the time! So much for trying to stop THIS family satan! God Rocks!!

  8. Wow so good to read all this and the comments too. I am reminded to keep praying for you all! Love to you!


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