family picture

family picture
We "want our very serve as HIS signature to all mankind so that all may know His work," Job 37:7

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

It was Tuesday

Tuesday, June 5, I knew our case worker was in the office today.  I knew she would call us as soon as she heard and I figured if I was gonna know it would be early in the day.  So I waited.  So I carried my phone with me everywhere I went.  EVERYWHERE!  I even had a dentist appointment had my teeth cleaned with my phone laying in my lap and had warned the dentist that I was waiting on a call and if I received it I would need to take it immediatly.  But, the visit happened with no calls.  Lunch came and went along with zero calls being received.  I knew that if I hadn't heard by 1 that my time had come and gone.  I would wait another day. 
It's at these moments that I have to remind myself that God is the one in control.  I have to focus not on the calling but the the ONE who called me.  With the emotion of this process it easy to lose focus and get so intangled in the emotional rollercoaster, the web of paperwork and the endless steps that need to be done.  On this paticular day I combat my desire to complain and deal with it on my own with singing to God.  What was I singing? I am so glad you asked.  It is a family favorite (E is not included in this love)  by Lecrea

Yes, I love rap, Christian rap

So, I'm singing and I am refocusing because God is enough.  I climb in my car heading out to go pick up my sweet Leila at Rise.  I have accepted this is not the day that we will receive our Travel Approval.  I cling to my knowledge that my God is in control and He is enough.  So I don't mind telling my friends mother that we are still waiting. "Any day," I tell her and it is any day, any minute.  I don't mind telling one of the Mom's in my daughters class that we are plugging away preparing for travel.  It is amazing the peace that I feel.  A complete change from just an hour before.    That is what happens when we,
".....throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles,
and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us"
 Hebrews 12:1.

Then the phone rings.  Right there were I stand with my friend in the hallway outside of  Commons (it is a little indoor play ground).  I look at the phone, what do I behold but that wonderful area code from Portland Oregon. 

My friend asks, "Is this the call!"
Me, "Could be!" "Hello"
T: "Hi Kara, this is T from All God's Children"
Me, "Hi"
T, "I've got some great news. I have received your travel approval"

I have to say that not much of what was said after that did I remember.  I am so thankful that she follows up with an email telling me what to do next.  All I can think about is that I am going to China and I'm getting a baby.  My Baby. 

We are finalizing our plans now and in the next couple of days I will be able to give you my schedule.  I will ask that you guys pray for me and the kiddos.  While we are so excited to finally bring home our little boy we are very sad that we have to leave our babies for such a long time.  When we told them that we were leaving soon several of the kids were very upset.  So if you could help us with preparing them, and lifting them up in prayer we would be so grateful.

1 comment: