Tuesday, May 4, 2010

When Life Gives You Lemons...

make lemonade!

We have heard about our article 5 and it will not be arriving soon. We are quite disappointed as we had hoped to leave for China at the very end of this month. That probably was being overly optimistic but oh well...

When it arrives, believe me - you will all be the first to know!!

This also means that our TA will be later than hoped which then means our travel will be later in June. At first I was horribly disappointed but our travel will happen in God's perfect timing! I am feeling more at peace about it now and trying to make the best of it. We can all take a deep breath and take our time preparing for our trip to China. I just can't argue with the big guy upstairs! He knows all and I just have to have faith!

So positively speaking-
We can see most of Johnny's soccer season!
We can see Mark when he gets home from college!
Katie may be able to travel with us!
We have plenty of time to do some room rearranging- which you are not going to believe has been re-decided! Oh yeah, 4 sweet girls in one room!
Maybe the Lord has someone he wants us to meet in China during that time! Maybe even more than one person maybe many!
We have a little more time to work on another little project we have up our sleeve!
We will still get the girls home before their birthdays !

So I have decided to TRUST him! Everything will work out JUST as HE has PLANNED!

If you happen to be looking for me- I'm sitting in the porch enjoying my lemonade and lovin the Lord!


Angie said...

Ah...life is so much more exciting when we just let God take the reigns, knowing that He has an awesome plan. Last year at this time we were waiting to get our A5 for Amarin. Such comfort in knowing that God sees the big picture.

Hezra said...

so sorry sweet friend, but still, you DO get to get them! Just a teeny bit longer.

Shonni said...

The wait is so hard though!!!

Serving the King said...

Ugh!! But so appreciate your perspective!! Praying for continued peace in your heart and that you will soon run out of lemons for that lemonade! ;)

Sally-Girl! said...

Loving the plan, the lemonade and the Lord who knows exactly what he is up to with all of our children waiting for us!

Pam said...

What a beautiful picture of your girls, Jean!

When will your Article 5 be ready to pick up? Ours will be next Thurday.

Perhaps we will be in China together! I'm thinking God wants you to see me!!!!!

Sue said...

So sorry about not getting your article 5 as soon as you hope. I like your thinking that perhaps there is more reasons to wait. Hugs.

soontobemomof9 said...

I am right beside you!! First it was to be february, then April, then may, now probably June! Waiting i
would be impossible apart from God!!!!

Sounds like you are on top of things! Good for you!

Karin said...

Isn't it just SO comforting to be able to let God control the ship? We have had some delays like that on certain adoptions and it was always for a purpose. You have a great attitude!!!

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

Awwww....so sorry. Glad you are making the best of it, and praying it won't be too much longer.

Suzette said...

Thanks for the reminder that I definitely need right now. God's timing is perfect I know and I am trying to remember that He has directed this journey for almost a year and a half so why on Earth would He stop now? I am trying to come to grips with the fact that I will miss my son's high school graduation and praying for a miracle that we might return just one day early! Praying with you on His perfect timing!

living4him5 said...

His timing is perfect! It's so hard to wait at times...Believe me!!!

Enjoy your extra time getting things done. Maybe we'll meet in CHina!!!

God bless the wait!

Janet and Kevin said...

Waiting is hard - but God's timing is everything!

Janet and gang

Gretchen said...

I felt the same way when we kept being delayed to get Ashlyn. It will come and even though we may never understand why our babies need to wait any longer...there is a reason.

Praying for a quick TA. God can do ANYTHING!