Thursday, March 15, 2012

If Only Good Things Came in Fours...

After such exciting news, this pill was a little hard to swallow.  We’ve waited and prayed since last October for EP’s to be reset and babies to start coming home. However, last night, after just SEVEN days of EP’s being granted, our agency stated that as of yesterday, EP’s would no longer be given out, that the quota for 2012 (for our agency, at least) had already been met. HUH?!! To say we were upset would be a great understatement. We’ve been waiting for FIVE MONTHS and EP’s lasted SEVEN DAYS. First of all, I think that is a true testament to how many babies are stuck in this mess waiting for their forever families to get to them and love all over them. What does this mean for us and little Ruby? We will not travel until sometime in 2013.

Now, I’m going to put this out there. I believe in God the Father, Almighty. CREATOR of heaven and Earth. And I FULLY believe with all my being that if God wants RG home in 2012 then by all means she WILL come home in 2012, government agreement or not. I also have an incredibly strange peace about the situation. Am I sad? Yes. Do I want her home, ummm, yesterday? Yes. But I’ve already seen the tiniest bits and pieces as to how God has illustrated Ruby’s story in HIS timing and I have my utmost trust in HIM that He loves her and wants her home billions times more than I do. She is first and foremost His child and He will bring her home according to His good and perfect plan. If He wants her home in 2012, done!  If He wants her to wait until sometime in 2013, HE has a reason.  And a plan.  And you know what?  It's not only good, it's PERFECT!

Until the day I get to throw my arms around our precious girl, I will continue to pray that her foster family is loving on her to pieces and spoiling her rotten!

3 kind thoughts:

Anonymous said...

Praying for you all!

Christy said...

Recently someone was a sharing a devotion and said that Faith is believing God can do it. Trust is believing that God can do it better than I can. I do trust God even though I don't always understand His timing. I can look back and see where He has been faithful and brought me places I never would have imagined and I'm thankful. Of course you're sad, and it won't be easy, but RG is in God's awesome hands. He loves her EVEN MORE than you! Hard to imagine, I know, but that's what I keep telling myself about S. Huge hugs!!! Praying your sweet girl home!

Lee and Sarah VanGrunsven said...

So hard to think that it might not be until 2013, I can't wait to see your precious Ruby in your arms!
But I totally love your outlook! Even though it is hard sometimes, God's plan is always the best, and there's always a divine reason!
Praying along with you for travel in 2012 should it be our Lord's will! :-)

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Our Adoption Timeline

  • June 19, 2011- We are officially "Paper Pregnant!" We have submitted our Waiting Child Application to Holt!
  • July 5, 2011- Submitted our formal Home Study Application to Villa Hope
  • September 6, 2011- Submitted all of our paperwork for our Home Study
  • October 8, 2011- Completed our First Home Visit
  • October 17, 2011- Completed our Second Home Visit
  • November 14, 2011- Home Study Approved
  • December 1, 2011- Filed our I600a
  • February 1, 2012- I600a Approval Letter
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