Friday, July 10, 2009

Bam! Hiccups...

We are a tad on the excited side. After our approval call on Wednesday, we needed to get a few things together (colour passport copies, signed paperwork, pics of us and our house, etc) to send to our agency so that they can prepare our application package and dossier to send to Russia. Of course we had all of that finished on Wednesday night so that Mark could drop everything off on Thursday...we've already waited for what feels like forever, so we're trying to get all of those little things accomplished as fast as possible.

But, true to my form, I forgot to sign my flipp'n passport...meaning an extra day and an extra trip to Toronto to drop the forms off...a small error...but if you know me...typical (I've already had to get another passport for forgetting to include my middle name on my first one...)

Next, we find out that we had filled out, and received feedback on the entirely wrong form!!! When adopting internationally, you need to either ask Canada to grant the child immediate citizenship, or you ask for Canada to allow you to sponsor the child to immigrate to Canada (like anyone coming to the country to stay). Well, in this whole process, no one seems to know exactly what they're talking about, and unfortunately, you often get the wrong information. So we were led to fill out the immediate citizenship form, only to learn yesterday that we need to go with the other option because we are adopting from Russia. Why couldn't someone have told us this when we asked specifically which form to fill out? So, we are frustrated. My hope and prayer is that the hiccups happening now mean that things will go smoothly once we're in Russia where and t not crossed could delay you days or weeks.

Overall, this is just a small hiccup in the big picture. If I've ever been reminded that God is speaking directly to me, this has been the week. This whole process has reminded me that God is real, working in my life, and holding my hand as I walk down this path. Even those times when I try to let go, He's still close beside me...I praise Him for that! I was supposed to be away directing a week of camp this week, but I decided that I should stay behind in case I received interview calls for teaching jobs for next year. I knew deep down that there would be no calls this week, but I also knew I couldn't be away. God had a different plan. I'm going to start working on a post about this subject directly because I've been moved this week to fall at his feet in thankfulness for speaking to me even when my ears were plugged and for walking beside me when I refused to hold his hand. God is alive, He is real, and He is so so so good!


Lucy Marie said...

Please forgive me .. but, I must admit that I laughed when I read that you forgot to sign it. :D You are funny.

I love hearing all about how God's working in you. Love it.

Cant wait to see you soon.