Friday, May 22, 2009

God's Grace

The past few weeks have been very, very hectic. S has been working "out of town" (the term they use when working outside of the metro area) and has been leaving at 5 am and returning around 6. School is wrapping up for the year, and that means report cards, assessments, paperwork, and packing up a classroom. Add to that the flying around we've been doing to get our plane tickets, visas, and adoption paperwork, accumulating furniture and clothes and toys, and it could be a recipe for disaster.

But it hasn't been. I've watched both of us accept the tasks with patience that must only come from God...because there's no way we could do all this on our own. The past 2 1/2 weeks I've felt peace in the midst of the whirlwind. Yes, there have been some tears in the middle of it all, but even then, I knew that the Lord is in control.

So as I think about it today ...I can begin to see the "joy" that comes from trials.


Kimberly said...

Glad that you have experienced God's peace that passes all understanding--and glad that things are coming together for you. Continuing to pray for you as you prepare to travel!

Wendi & Benjamin Wood said...

=) A sign of the times! God is radically changing y'alls life!

A whirlwind is a good description... use that as a reminder when you meet your children... imagine what they must be experiencing as they are united to you and leave behind those things familiar... I promise you it will help keep things in perspective when things get tough as everyone transitions in Colombia!

Sib adoptions are pretty challenging because you are dealing with more than one child, but once everyone gets on the same page (know who is who in the hierarchy, is familiar with their new environment & surroundings, and what is expected of them), it is an ABSOLUTELY beautiful thing! I CAN'T WAIT FOR YOU!!!! I KNOW YOU HAVE BEEN PRAYING HARD TO BRING THESE CHILDREN HOME!!!! I AM SO HAPPY FOR Y'ALL!

It will all work out. What will be so amazing is how God puts things together and gives you that amzing peace in the midst of all the chaos as you've described... God is good! And He is smiling down upon you...because you were obedient and answered a call to adopt...and YOU WILL REJOICE WITH JOY! =)

Can't wait! Can't wait! Can't wait!