Thursday, June 18, 2009

Prayers, please...

Just an update. I haven't posted in awhile because there just hasn't been anything to post. And, honestly, I haven't known exactly what to say.

Things in Tula are not all they should be (most of you who have been following that have probably guessed that much). MOE official is back from vacation, but there has been little communication with our agency. S is apparently going to try to get an appointment with them in the next couple of weeks, but C is discouraged with the lack of action and response there. Our "remotely possible" referral has been adopted by a Russian family. I find that I'm not upset by this--I'm glad that she has someone to love her now, and glad that a connection was made there. We didn't really let ourselves even get hopes up about her, and with things not going as they should there, I am glad that God has found her family.

I know that I have no control over this part--and I know that God does. I know that all things work in HIS time and that they work out right. I'm just really tired of waiting right now. I guess that I would ask for prayers for patience, and that we have the wisdom and the clarity to listen to whatever it is that God neeeds us to do in all this. In the meantime, my beloved husband is trying to write the curriculum for church camp--and it's all about God and making "breakthroughs." I find myself smiling and shaking my head in wonder at this one. My ladies Bible Study has also been doing a short study on "Walking By Faith"---so, yeah, I know that God is right here--there's too much evidence that He is. I'm just tired and a bit sad, is all.

Having said all that---I'm running away next week. I scheduled this trip about a month or so ago, but I realize that the timing here is also pretty perfect--I need a distraction. My good friend since the 6th grade, Kenn, lives in South Maine, not all that far from Boston. I got cheap cheap tickets to fly into Boston, and we're going to just "have fun" next week. Steve will have quiet time to work on the curriculum and I will have some great time away with a friend who makes me laugh.

Thanks to all of you. Even when I'm not posting, I'm reading all that you write. Thank you for your friendship, your love, and your prayers. You are all so very important to me...

12 comments:

Troy and Rachel said...

We'll be praying for things to move more quickly in Tula or for God to show you a different path leading to you daughter (maybe a new region.) Hang in there. I'm so glad you are getting away with your friend. We all need times like those. Go laugh it up and then tell us about it!!

Joel and Clarion said...

We hope things speed up and that you hear something soon! The wait is so agonizing, but through it all the Lord is at work for you and your little one's good. Have a great time on your getaway! God bless!

Kristine said...

Praying for you honey. I am glad you are getting away for a little while and I hope you have a wonderful time.

I know you are with a great agency and they will work for you...like Rachel said, maybe a new region?

Hugs,

Kristine

Joy said...

That is so cool that you are going to Maine. When I was in Maine I thought to myself WOW those trees are really tal. Maine has some of the tallest trees that I have ever seen. I know in Boston they have a tour that I have always wanted to do. It is a Russian food tour. Here is the link.
http://www.brooklinetour.com/content/view/99/147/
I will keep you in my prayers
Joy

Jackie said...

Oh if I were there I'd give you the biggest hug and then I promise we would sit for a long while and talk, and then pray together for you and for God's direction and clarity and wisdom and patience.

I know how discouraging the wait can be... and I agree with kristine that you have a great agency. I'm sure they are looking at all possibilities for you two. I like hearing about the study your husband is writing and your women's bible study. Like you said God is right here... He is still "in this" even when we can't seem to see it, or know what is going on through all the unknown and waiting.

Know this, I will be praying for you, my heart goes out to you. Have an awesome time in Maine. It should definitely be cooler than down south where I am.... so enjoy the weather for me too!

Jackie

www.russiansweetbaby.blogspot.com said...

Any hopes of changing regions? Maybe there is one moving with your agency? Sending prayers that something will happen soon! :)

Holly

Barb said...

I'll be praying for you!

Dede said...

Sorry for your delays and I know from experience how tough it is to sit and wait. Hang in there and keep the faith, it's all part of the journey to get you to the right child for your forever family!

Becky and Keith said...

I hope your escape is a good one! You're headed to one of my favorite places ever!! I'm sorry to hear about the delay - everyone is right - you are with a great agency and ultimately things will work out. (I know, I know... it's so annoying when people say that, isn't it!!). Enjoy your time off - we're thinking of you!

Annie said...

I don't know you so well that I can give too much advice, however.... I have two ideas. I've heard of two different families adopting very young children from Moscow region. And the latest family, who is there now, already have a court date for four weeks from now!

Also, I have heard that the "sick" children in Nizhny-Novgorod can be adopted immediately. That includes some really sweet-looking little girls who have serious, but manageable health issues.

Amy, Joe and Hannah! said...

I wish the process was going easier for you..I know how tiring and frustrating it can be. Just know you have lots of friends who care and have made it through :0)
Prayers on the way for you!

Rich and Jolynn said...

While in Russia last week (and 8 days longer than expected) because our court hearing was rescheduled I was so lost. Then I got on my knees and Prayed with my husband. There was such a feeling of relief and guidance. I knew then God was in charge and it would work out. I do believe that you will be introduced to your daughter and sooner than you can imagine.

Smile a lot in Maine!!!