All in God's Perfect Timing

This is something that I have had to remind myself of several times this week. Even though this adoption has been "in the works" for months now, in reality, we are still in the very beginning stages of a really LONG waiting game. I was expecting our home study approval last week, which didn't come. So , surely we would have it by Monday right?? Nope. Tuesday?? Nope. Wednesday?? Nope. Thursday?? Nope. See the theme here? I really wanted to get started with the next part of this process this week. Why is it so easy to get so down and discouraged when I know that we will have our daughter at exactly the perfect time?

My sweet husband had to gently remind me that we are on a journey of faith. That we have so much faith in God's perfect plan for our family, that we are adding to our family through adoption. He was right. ( Take note.... it's not all too often that I admit this:)) Why was I getting so impatient over just a couple of days? I guess the imperfect person that I am was trying to get ahead of the game... to stay on my own time line. So I admit it, despite God's immeasurable blessings on my family, I was feeling a little down and out.

And what did our awesome God do? He renewed my faith, lifted my spirits, and has shown me once again that His plan is perfect. Guess what happened today? Our home study was approved and ready to be picked up!!!! Praise the Lord!!! And, I had everything ready to go for our 1800 A application, and it was mailed today at the last second!! And as if that wasn't enough, we were blessed with another picture of our girl. God is good, all the time!!

"But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint."

Isaiah 40:31


  1. I keep reminding myself of the same thing!!! Why, oh why is it so hard to remember that He has our best?? When we were adopting from Ethiopia, we were supposed to be submitted to court & somehow our paperwork was left behind. No one knows why, but it was so frustrating. Long story short, looking back it was the biggest blessing. That "error" kept us from flying right in the midst of the ash cloud fiasco, which would have stranded us somewhere in Europe (I traveled with my then 16-yr-old daughter). I am constantly going back to that when things don't seem to be going like *I* want (like when our HS was done in a flash, but when we sent it to BAAS, the reviewer just left the country for 2 weeks!!).

    We get our fingerprints this week, so our timeline is pretty similar. Your daughter is precious! :o)

  2. So excited for you! LuLu looks so happy even with her casts...what a little sweetie!

  3. I love the pictures of your sweet girl!!! She is beautiful! You are so much more on the ball than me!

  4. Amber,
    I just hopped over from Jen Barbee's blog as I'm so excited to have stumbled upon *Julia's* family. I volunteer for An Orphan's Wish on the blog team and I've been praying for her to find a loving, Christ centered family ever since she arrived at AOW the week of my birthday. What a blessing to read that she has done just that!
    I'm so happy for her and for your family and will be following your blog to see her come home!
    We're good friends of the Pollard family ~ I hope one day when we're in town that we could meet.
    blessings to you!