Thursday, July 15, 2010
Dreams, Disappointments, and Stepping Out
Just a quick update on us... we found out yesterday that we will not be traveling to Russia next month, as we had anticipated. We are now being told it will be more like October! The Ministry of Education, in Russia, is on vacation through mid-August, and unfortunately, we are at their mercy. So of course, this was a "shock to the system" and certainly disappointing! Our dreams of meeting our sweet girl next month went down the tubes. HOWEVER... of course, God has a plan in this and every situation. There is a reason we are not leaving next month, so we must accept that and adjust our way of thinking.
2 Samuel 22:31
As for God, his way is perfect;
the word of the Lord is flawless.
He is a shield for all who take refuge in him.
Before we got this news, I had enjoyed coffee earlier in the day, with my dear friend, Tracy. http://www.ourpromisedson.blogspot.com/ She asked me a really interesting question that completely made me think the rest of the afternoon! She asked if we had bought any clothes yet for Sveta. I explained that no we hadn't, because I suppose we just wanted to make sure this adoption was really going to happen. Immediately, she said with conviction, "You KNOW this adoption is going to happen!" I was speechless for a second. "Yes!" I said, right back with conviction! "Of course I know it's going to happen!" She further explained that buying one's child an outfit is a "step out in faith"... in essence, I would be saying to God and everyone else- -YES, I KNOW this is from you Lord, and I have FAITH that you, Lord, will make it happen.
Well, guess what Karrigan and I did? We made a stop at Old Navy. I'm not really sure why we chose that particular store, but I was hoping they were having a sale, since right now, we are all about SAVING! Sure enough... girls tank tops on sale! I wanted to purchase just one item to hang in Sveta's closet, so that I could "step out in faith". Because it was such a good sale, we ended up getting Sveta two and Karrigan two, and of course, little sister gets to match big sister!
Two bright-colored tank tops now hang in the closet. Not only do they make me smile, they make it a reality that sweet Sveta will be home... by next summer.