Being Sheep

"I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep."John 10:14-15

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Emotions

I think this whole process of adopting has been one of the most emotional times of my life---both emotional "highs" and "lows".

There was the freaking out over mounds and mounds of paperwork at the beginning, the being so happy that the paperwork was finally finished and sent, being down that now we have to wait who-knows-how-long until a referral, getting a referral, being sad about our child's story and the reasons he needs to be adopted, freaking out because we now have to travel twice, oh wait--no, we don't, waiting for a court date, waiting to hear whether we passed court, passing court, still waiting, getting more pics, still waiting.

It's a lot of "hurry up and wait"! Last night it hit me again (it does that once in a while) as I looked at our little guy's picture. He's such a cutie, he seems to be very healthy and is being well-cared-for where he is right now. But it's so hard that he's there and we're here. And there's nothing we can do at this point to make it go faster.

But the good news is that it's coming! I'm sure the time will come before we know it, and in the meantime we're working to get a bunch of little house projects done, some extra baking, extra cleaning, etc. We can't wait to travel to pick him up and bring him home. :)

~J

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