“Your life, right now, today, is exploding with energy and power and detail and dimension, better than the best movie you have ever seen. You and your family and your friends and your house and your dinner table and your garage have all the makings of a life of epic proportions, a story for the ages. Because they all are. Every life is. You have stories worth telling, memories worth remembering, dreams worth working toward, a body worth feeding, a soul worth tending, and beyond that, the God of the universe dwells within you, the true culmination of super and natural. You are more than dust and bones. You are spirit and power and image of God…and you have been Given today.”
I got the prettiest bunch of begonias at the curbside market and did a little shuffling around on the entry table.
Every time I see a begonia I think, “Ya know. That might be my favorite flower ever“. It is at the moment, for sure. (Sorry, daisy! Ask me again in the Spring!) 😀
And speaking of favorites, how about those Hallmark Channel movies these days? I don’t care if I’ve already seen it- I’m watchin’em again! 😀
We’ve got another phone call scheduled with our caseworker, Meredith, tomorrow afternoon. The call we had on Tuesday was about traveling to Haiti: how to pack, what shots & medication to get (boo!), what to expect, what times of day we’ll be able to bond with our boy, etc. Tomorrow’s call is about updating our home study. They expire after 18 months, and we’re coming up on that date soon. Praying I don’t have to get stuck in the arm again…but knowing it’ll be worth it if I do. 🙂
Oh, and get this- turns out the person that needed to go and sign Sweet P’s paperwork actually did go to sign it (two weeks ago), but the other person that needs to be there to sign it at the same time was not there that afternoon.
Rumor has it, the first person *may* try to meet up with the second person again today, so we’ll see. If not today, I know he’ll try again when the time is Right.
I was texting with my friend, Lorie, who is waiting in a similar boat this week. In one of her messages, she typed “I have come to realize that in the waiting, the “not knowing” kind of waiting, is the opportunity to really express my Faith”.
Boy was that sentence food for thought! She’s so right, and that “not knowing” part really got me thinking, too. There really are two kinds of waiting. The “knowing” kind- like waiting for a traffic light to turn from red to green, because we know that’s what’s going to happen next, and the “not knowing” kind- like waiting for an answer, and hoping that’s what’s going to happen next. They each require a totally different kind of patience, ya know? But here’s a Gift we can lean on: Patience is God-given. It isn’t just tolerance or the absence of action, it’s a Power, (it is!) and we can tap into it by trusting that God will provide the strength we need to hang in there. And like my friend Lorie said, trusting allows us to be Faithful, which is the most important thing we were are called to do! 🙂
I hope thinking about patience that way is as encouraging to you as it is to me. Stay cozy this weekend, friend. I’ll be back on Monday with apple crisp…mmmm! 🙂