Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Peace

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, with prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippian 4: 6-7

On the whole, I have been quite peaceful (especially for me) about K's whole adoption. There have been bumps along the way...last Friday for instance...but they have been rare. This process has taken at least twice as long as TM's, but I was far more anxious during TM's shorter process. Since I am a world-class worrier by nature (my personal motto seems to be "Jump to the worst-case senario first"), I have surprised myself by my reletive equilibrium. This sense of peace I can attribute only to God. All along I have felt this adoption orchestrated by Him; it is in His control.

It doesn't hurt, that 6 children keep me pretty busy and leave not so much time for obsessing. Plus, there are other outside distractions, such as having a family of 10 as houseguests for two days. Last night we said good-bye to our new "real life" friends, the Greens. Kim and I knew each other through blogs and emails, but had never really met. Another real life friend of mine also knew Kim, but only through the computer as well. We all decided it was time to meet face to face. So the Greens drove in, and the three families spent two days getting to know each other. Between us we have 20 children, but we managed to feed and house everyone. The children all made friends and had a ball playing together and the adults all made some new "real" friends.

One of the highlights of the visit was taking everyone to visit the Museum of Science and Industry. We were joined by a fourth family which made the child tally jump to 25...and we didn't lose anyone. (Well, at least not for long.) We did have to spend time explaining to more than one person, that, no, we were not a school group, but just a group of friends. Travelling with 25 children, does make one stand out a bit.

Now, all this is not to imply I wouldn't like the phone to ring RIGHT NOW, but I continue to remind myself that God's timing is perfect. God's timing and my timing are not always the same thing, but since God knows better than I, I will wait for His.

2 comments:

S. said...

THat is so cool! Two of my favorite bloggers meeting in real life!
I am also a "jump to the worst case scenario" kind of girl. That verse helps me a lot!

Carissa said...

What a wonderful post and boy do I need to remember that in our journey. Thanks for the reminder!

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