Well, if any of you are still reading this- my apologies for not keeping it updated. We are still waiting for a referral… (pumped to be in the single digits on the sibling list!) But overall, movement has been slow, so otherwise there hasn’t been a whole lot of excitement to share. We’re actually in the process of re-upping some of our paperwork as it’s beginning to time out- so that brings it own set of frustrations… but all in all- no biggie. In this slow season… I continue to remind myself that God is very much still at work- just because I don’t feel like much is happening, in hind sight I imagine the Lord will continue to reveal to me all that took place behind the scenes to join our journey with our kido(s).
Our case worker shared this bit of encouragement with us today- completely true…
“Waiting seems at odds with progress, and we seldom ask whether it might have a purpose. Etymology helps us here, for when we look up the word wait we are instructed to see vigor. Waiting, then, is not passive but a vigilant and watchful activity designed to keep us aware of what is really going on. Isaiah evokes this radical waiting as a source of vitality: “Those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength,/they shall mount up with wings like eagles” (Isaiah 40:31). Such waiting is meant to engender a lively hope rooted in the physical as well as the psyche. It is an action, the “hop” contained within the word. To hope is to make a leap, to jump from where you are to someplace better. If you can imagine it, and dare to take that leap, you can go there – no matter how hopeless your situation may appear…..Hope has an astonishing resilience and strength. Its very persistence in our hearts indicates that it is not a tonic for wishful thinkers but the ground on which realists stand.” ~ Kathleen Norris
So… that’s where we are- for now.
Wishing you a great weekend- Rachel