Just got an email from The Assistant Stork and our dossier is on it’s way to Ethiopia. Well sort of. They just missed the DHL pickup for today, but it’s dropped off and will be on it’s way tomorrow.
Now I get to stalk the DHL web site 12 times a day tracking my package 🙂
God’s using this whole adoption process to teach me a lot about control and my need to give it up. I am very much a take charge, do it all, kind of person and there is so much of the adoption process that just goes against that. Really, other than gathering your paperwork and saying “Yes” or “No” to a referral, the rest of it is out of your hands. You can’t hurry your social worker, you can’t hurry your agency, and unfortunately you can’t hurry the DHL man.
I’ve been learning to just do my part to the best of my abilities, and then hand it over and know that God is in complete control of the situation, including the very minute timing of every detail.