My last post I wrote how we weren't sure what was going to happen, well I of course got very scared and freaked out a little, maybe a lot. I also prayed a lot. I prayed for God to please move some mountains, please make this happen. So for the next week, I started hearing more songs with the lyrics God can move mountains, faith can move mountains, on church signs I was reading faith moves mountains. I love it when god speaks to me, it is AMAZING to say the least. I came out of that uncertainty with a more certainty than ever before. I have been saying from the very beginning that I felt God put us here for a reason. I felt that God had been paving the way for us to adopt. So why was I so worried?? If I honestly believed that this was God's plan then it would happen, no matter what.
Well I am happy to say our Homestudy is finally complete! I was able to review it today, next it will be reviewed by our placing agency, once it is approved we can finally move on to the next step. The next step is immigrations, we have to be approved by the USCIS and then finally we will be able to send all of our paper work, which is a lot, to China.......It is somewhat overwhelming, I try to take it one paper at a time. I know God has a plan and I am to wait and allow Him to put it in to place as He plans, I have done really good lately about having some patience and not being quite so worried about the timeline. I know it will happen and we will have our child that God has planned for us, but to those of you that have been pregnant, remember how 20 weeks seemed like it would never come.....I just want to find our precious child and look at her picture and know that she is mine, just like you can't wait for that 20 week ultrasound, to look at that little heart beat fluttering away and maybe find out if it's a boy or girl.
Tonight I ran into someone who I don't really know but our paths keep crossing. We were talking about adoption and she was telling me how she feels that it is God's calling for her to adopt, however her husband doesn't agree. I was telling her that we were in the exact same place about a year ago. My heart was aching inside for another child and Mike was not feeling the same want or need for another child as I was. I told her all I can say is to pray, pray for her husband and pray for God's guidance. That was what I did, I prayed for God to soften his heart and open it to the possibility of adoption. I completely believe in God's plans for us...."plans to prosper us not to harm us" (Jeremiah 29:11) and even though we want it here and now, God's timing may be a little different. Maybe Mike was not ready then because our child was not yet born. I obviously do not know for sure why God does what He does or when He does it, but I do know God makes no mistakes and we will find our child only when God presents her to us, all in His perfect timing.