Monday, June 28, 2010

1 month...No word on Home Study Report

Father,I abandon myself into your hands;
do with me what you will.
Whatever you may do, I thank you:
I am ready for all, I accept all.
Let only Your will be done in me,
and in all your creatures -
I wish no more than this, O Lord.
Into your hands I commend my soul:
I offer it to you with all the love of my heart,
for I love you, Lord, and so need to give myself,
to surrender myself into Your hands without reserve,
and with boundless confidence,
for you are my Father.

These words sum up the poignancy that is the journey of adoption. We do our best, hope for the best, pray like there is no tomorrow. But at the end of the day, we have no real control except how we will respond to the circumstances that present themselves to us.

Sometimes, we just need to remember that our timing...may not be HIS timing.... 


Randee said...

I can honestly say that I understand! We are now 5 weeks from the last appoinment of our homestudy and just found out that the first draft *should* be finished this week! I'll email you later today to elaborate, but I couldn't help sympathizing with your post too. We keep trying to remember that the timing of the process is the time it will take for our child will be ready for us...Randee

*Ashley Lou* said...

Thank you Randee! I actually thought of you guys when I was wallowing yesterday...I remembered that you had been waiting even longer! I may be posting this prayer over and over again in the next year!! It can certainly take a toll on a person!

Ashley said...

I remember those feelings! I got very impatient through our paperwork process and learned to rely more on God. His timing is perfect!

Jennifer said...

My agency allows l0 weeks for it to be written, and my social worker let me know that several times... Ten weeks... that is about a sentence a day.......... argh

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