Welcome! As we step out in faith to adopt from Ghana, we started this blog as a way to share the story of our adoption journey with family and friends. Step by step on this journey we are learning to trust in and rely on God all the more.
If you would like to start reading about our journey from the beginning start with the January 1st post, "How it all Started".

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Bit of a Bump & and Back to Basics – the last 2 weeks

So it seems that having children with special needs makes things a little more complicated in our state, or at least for us. 2 weeks ago we were told that the age limit we requested for our required license may not be approved, that it will most likely be lowered.

Sometimes it’s difficult to know what to do. Is it His desire is for us appeal this decision and fight for it? Or maybe this is His way of directing us to a lower age range. Or maybe…. Or maybe…… This may not seem like a big deal, but for some reason age has been issue for us. Partly because it could deny waiting children one family who is willing to accept them and it may greatly impact our referral wait time.

Since we received this news, we have felt a range of emotions; frustration, anger, sadness, doubt, uncertainty, and then repentance. God had led us this far, how could we think He would leave us now? We are trusting Him to direct our path, how could we now doubt that He was not in control? When things looked like they might be getting a little bumpy, we took it back from God. For that, Lord, we’re sorry.

We have ceased negative thinking, turned to prayer, and have given control back to God where it always belonged. The following verse has been running through my mind the last several days: Proverbs 3:5&6 - Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your paths. We have what we think will be our last home visit tomorrow and it’s wonderful to know that He is in control. Deuteronomy 31:8 - The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged."

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