For the last 48 hours I have been feeling a little antsy (is that really a word? 🙂 ). I am LONGING to get on a plane and go and get my daughter. It’s a strange feeling. With Hannah-Claire’s adoption we got travel approval and left 2 weeks later. Now with Haven we have to WAIT. Oh my…..I am soooooo NOT good at waiting! I am definitely one of those “see it and do it” kind of people. My husband will agree with that! But, now I must wait…for what feels like forever. God must be stretching me (again!). I cannot get to Haven as quickly as I would love to. Such bad timing with the Olympics next month. But nevertheless God’s perfect timing.
On the other hand, I look around my house and am grateful that I have a bit of time. There seems to be so much that needs to be done before school starts next month (where has summer gone???), and Haven comes home. My poor husband…I have really been putting him to work around here. Bedrooms have been completely rearranged (twice!), walls have been painted, the garage is finally getting cleared out (my goodness….how does ALL that stuff end up in there???), carpets are being cleaned…..and I am trying to sort out the new school year. This will be my first year teaching 3 kids with Hannah-Claire doing Kindergarten.
Yes, I am longing to bring Haven home. But, life is busy enough to keep my mind off the wait. I cannot believe we are already preparing for a new school year. I cannot believe next week is August. Kellan and I were talking about Christmas yesterday, I told him it’s just 5 months away, he said “but mom, we JUST had Christmas!”. That’s exactly how it feels.
I look around my home and count my blessings. We have recently been blessed with some wonderful furniture that friends no longer needed. Doesn’t God know exactly what we need before we even ask Him?