Part of the series “30 Things I Know About Adoption.”
Okay, so 30 posts in 30 days was a bit ambitious. But we got through 24 of them and I promise to still keep going until I get through my list.
So this one is hard, at least when you’re not on this side of it.
When you’re in the throws of adoption and every fiber of your being aches to hold that child in your arms, it’s nearly impossible to be patient.
To trust that someone much smarter than us has the timing under control.
That was especially hard for me, a self-admitted “control enthusiast.”
We were told the process would take 6-9 months (that would be unheard of now.) It took a year.
And despite all the set backs and the frustrations, God’s timing was perfect.
The kids got to spend more time with their Grandmother.
And we got to travel at the same time as our best friends.
Friends who had started the adoption process 7 months before us, through a different agency and had to wait for an infant referral.
That God would so precisely orchestrate our plans so that our travel dates came together was incredible. It was something that we prayed for. Admittedly I didn’t pray for it as early as Jen and my husband did. They must have had more faith. I was a skeptic.
But he had it down to the last final detail.
And he has your adoption in his hands too. Every excruciating detail. Every delay. Every frustration. Every photo that comes your way. Every delightful bit of news you get from other adoptive parents who see your child before you.
He has all of it.
Trust him. Be patient. Some day you will look back and see all the tiny miracles that came your way.