Thursday, September 30, 2010

Hurry up and wait

So, It turns out that much of adoption is "hurry up and wait". When we were excepted into the program and received a list of all the documents we would need to provide, fill out, sign, and/or have notarized, I became a mad woman working to check everything off the list. In my way of thinking: the sooner I get this done, the sooner I get my daughter. So I hurried and had all but one document (that I can control or at least have the illusion of controlling) completed three weeks ago. Now...I wait. I did at least find out yesterday that our first of four home study interviews will be next week. I am excited about this, but I can't help thinking about the document we signed that says the social worker has TWO months from the last interview to complete the report. So again...I am in a wait.

"Therefore Jesus told them, The right time for me has not yet come...You go to the Feast. I am not yet going up to the Feast, because for me the right time has not yet come.
John 7:6-8

Jesus moved slowly, not striving or rushing. He patiently waited through his adolescent and young adult years to reveal himself as the Messiah. He waited patiently for his Father's timing during his short ministry. Why is it then that we hate "slow" when God appears to delight in it?
Peter Scazzero in "Daily Office"

I know that God has THE perfect plan and timing to bring our little girl to us, so I will "hurry up and wait" as He directs and hopefully learn to trust Him more in this process.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I can't believe it either.

Don't pass out! It's true: I, Traci Kuykendall, have created my own Blog.
I wanted to create a place where I could easily share our family's journey through adoption to bring our little girl (LG as we call her for now) home from Ethiopia.
I hope you ENJOY!