Tuesday, April 17, 2012

April 2012...not so much of an update

Well, its been 7 month since I've updated. We have still not received our referral (match with a child/ren). Our agency did have a slight pick up in referrals Dec-Feb, but then they only received 1 during March.  They told us that we should receive our referral right around the one year mark (end of May/begining of June) and their most recent update says 12-14 months.  That means the end should be in sight.
I'm tired of waiting.  I'm tired of doing paperwork.  This is whole process is so emotional, and it is multiplied with all of the political issues that took place.  Yet, I know that God's hand is in this and I shouldn't complain.  So, I won't.  I'm going to keep looking at it as an opportunity to learn patience. (I obviously failed at His previous attempts to make me grow in this department, so I'm REALLY paying attention now!)

I guess that's about it.  When we do get our referral, I will let you know!


  1. Oh Katie. My heart goes out to you. Waiting sucks. It's hard and not fun at all. But waiting is the test that proves the pudding, the process to prove our faith, and we can be joyful because we know we win. You will receive what you hope for. You will be complete, perfect with out lack. Hang in there. James 1 reworded.

  2. Just dropped in to let you know, I'm thinking of you. :-) waiting with you.

  3. I just want you to know that I keep thinking about you lately. I know it's hard not to despair sometimes, so I keep shooting prayers of strength and courage your way. I read in Psalms 42 today about how David despaired too, but he knew he would "yet praise" him. The message said "Fix my eyes on God. Soon, I'll be praising again. He puts a smile on my face - He's my God!"
    Amen. It brought me great comfort today. I pray He makes you smile!