Saturday, May 29, 2010

Trying not to Plan...

My heart is really having a hard time waiting. My desires to receive our TA and go to China are so deep. It feels like it has dragged on forever. I need to pray more and be at peace. I need to trust the Lord's perfect timing. At this point we seem to have different calendars going but mine does not dictate the timing of events- his does.

I am still hoping and praying for leaving on the 17th but am beginning to resign myself to the possibility of the 24th. A date I had previously never even considered. Don't even mention the following week to me- I'm not ready to hear it.

Just to give you a little insight- I had planned my c-section dates before I was even pregnant. Oh yes- now your understanding me a little more. Me? a control issue? well, maybe a just a touch of an itty bitty issue with that. Plus I am a planner- never go anywhere without my calendar. I now carry an eraser full time- gotta- I keep having to erase my trip to China.

So the girls (Sarah and Anna) will now beable to go to VBS at church- that's good. Sarah will start her park playdates. I will leave July open for all our adjustments.

The local clearance will not be a problem. Our agency will ask for it to be expedited if it gets close. They actually honor that for families that have TA's. That's good.

Our TA should arrive late next week or the next. At least it is on someone's desk at this point. (I'm trying to be positive).

Johnny's team outplayed the other team but lost by a freak goal- it was very disappointing for the boys but that's life. They have had an outstanding season! Now it will not conflict with China travel.

No info on the updates- still looking forward to that!

The list of to do's are not getting done. I now realize that if you clean the garage... it just gets dirty again, really fast. Why bother, why sweat it! The pile next to my bed- nawww, it is too nice outside to do that!

The weather is beautiful- we are planning to get out and enjoy it!

God bless those that have fought and are fighting for our country! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are America!


Lori said...

Ugh...waiting for TA is the worst! That's the only thing I really can't stand about the new Hague stuff. ARGH!!! TA used to come like a week after LOA now it's like two months!! Argh!!

I bet you'll hear something next week!!

Michele said...

We are waiting for TA too! What concerns me at this point is not the wait for TA, but the wait for available Consulate Appointments. I have heard people that have gotten their TA this past week has a Consulate Appointment in early July! A full SIX WEEKS after their TA came! That is what is causing me stress at the moment. The Consulate said all of June and the first week of July are full! That seriously makes me want to vomit!

I hope yours comes quickly! This wait is excruciating!

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

You remind me a lot of......oh yeah- ME! he he he it. Praying for peace as you wait for this one last stretch.

Sally-Girl! said...

Right there with ya sista!!!

Serving the King said...

Argh!! I wish I could type out a TA and send it to ya! Ha! Wouldn't that be great if we could just create our own! My oh my what a smooth process this would all be in all us moms were in charge!! Come on TA!!!

Janet and Kevin said...

Oh Jean,

I am praying for you and a trip to China soon! I got a chuckle out of your post though because you sound like a woman after my own heart! I am SUCH a planner - but so often GOD's time is not mine! Actually most of the time His plans are not in line with mine! Or is that mine are not in line with His??!! Then it's back on my knees asking Him for His will not mine! That's so difficult but so worth it when I see God's perfect work!


Janet and gang

P.S. Thanks fot the sweet comment about my dad. It was a special moment!

Laura L. said...

Hang in there, sweet girl. It's coming soon, so soon. :)
I'm sure it would be hard to want to clean the garage or that little pile of stuff. I'm sure you just feel a bit paralyzed by this last bit of the wait. I wouldn't want to do anything either. ;)
Can't wait to hear your huge announcement that indeed TA has arrived.
Hugs and crossed fingers,

LedaP said...

Good luck! I hope it comes soon! I thought it might be fun for you to see a little TA video while you wait :) It's from our first adoption, but still near and dear to my heart -