Just when the caterpillar thought the world was coming to an end, she became a butterfly.
Since my last post, yesterday, everything seems to have changed and shifted.
In less than 18 hours everything has begun to move forward in all directions. All I can say is that it had to have been prayer. Simple as that.
Don’s test results have changed. Its not enough to make a difference in our situation, but it shows that prayer works because even the doctor had no idea what had happened. There are still many questions we have to have answered, but that is a step, it answered one question, and maybe more.
I finally got that phone call from the state I was waiting on. It seems through one error after another, this entire thing shouldn’t have happened. We were supposed to have gotten an email telling us when to schedule the classes, but we were relegated to the “generic letter” pile instead. I spoke my peace, politely, about the heart break that generic letter caused, and asked what our next steps were. We were given the times for the classes we have to schedule. The lady discussed with me the process for adoption, the likelihood we’d get an infant (slim to none), and suggested we foster a little one if we wanted to adopt because we’d get first shot IF that child became available. If. So there is that. She also said not to schedule our medicals because it would be a while on the home study. Not promising, but its better than “wait until we get tired”, now its “do this and wait”.
But we have forward momentum. And THAT is an answered prayer. Well its a LOT of answered prayers.
There is still no promise anything will change. They may blackball us over my phone call to the senator, “lose” our application, or they may fail us on the home study because of something stupid like having pets. Or we may get a placement the day after we are approved. Who knows.
What I do know is we couldn’t have gained any momentum without prayer.
We still have a LOT of stuff to do to the house before we can schedule any inspections, and we have to spend a good chunk of money on stuff we need to pass said inspections, oh and to get the basics for a child when we get the “call”….
Momentum gained. Tiny baby steps I can only attribute to the prayers and positive thoughts that everyone has had for us as we have ridden the worst emotional roller coaster of our lives.
I can not say enough thank yous for the prayers and positive thoughts. Please let me say that over and over and over. Here’s to happier posts, babies in our home, and a family at last. I’m still praying it all works out for us.