I saw a quote today that summed up my week..
Look back and thank God. Look forward and trust GOD. He closes doors no man can open and He opens doors no man can open.
This past week we heard bitter-sweet news. It was more bitter to take than sweet, but as I process it I am more able to let my heart continue to trust God’s timing. Let me tell you though, on Tuesday, I was pretty angry and not able to see the good in the news. We received an update to our program. There are some very positive things that came out of the call, including length of stay in country is shorter (which will ease finances a little and also allow us not to leave O and M for 3+weeks…more like 1 week.
The bad news….It is looking like not June travel..not July travel…but August?!!! That was one tough pill to swallow when thinking it would be end of June or early July. So, the packing has been put on ice for a little while.
The really sweet news is that she is now ours in the eyes of DRC! We have our final judgement, so our princess now has OUR last name!! 🙂
This morning God spoke to me and reminded me that even though my heart longs to be in DRC to pick up my African princess, He has plans for me here and I need to be FULLY present with my kids and enjoy the summer. I need to help them create memories and enjoy this time God gave me to spend with them. So I guess…bring on the sprinkler, pool, walks, parks, road trips, sand box…..
So please pray for patience and paperwork to go so smoothly…and maybe a miracle that things go unusually fast? Because He CAN open doors no man can open!