03 December 2008

one thousand and counting

Happy 1000th day!
Many are the plans in (Kate's) heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.
Proverbs 19:21


I had a feeling when I shared my hopes for news on this day that I'd get to share that verse from Proverbs with you instead. So, I guess that plan worked out the way I thought...in a convoluted sort of way...

I've been thinking today about all I planned as far as this adoption is concerned.

I signed with first agency in March (2006). I thought that was a good time because it gave me a year before I wanted to bring d2b home. The agency thought we'd be home by Christmas 2006, but I told them that March 2007 was better for me--it would let my maternity leave run into summer vacation. And, I told them that I knew other families were longing to be home by Christmas. I told them I was happy to wait. March 2007 would be perfect.

So much for that planI planned to bring d2b (plural) home to my big, sunny, quiet flat.

I planned to be back in the USA by now.

I planned to have water, internet and a working car. All. the. time. (Still 0 for 3 there...)

Even though the plans I made are not bearing the fruit I expected (like planting an apple seed and getting a pomegranite), the plans that are being made on my behalf and of behalf of d2b, the plans that are purposed for us, are more wonderful than I can possibly imagine. They're perfect. They're so perfect my little mind, which can't see all the ripples, couldn't plan them. So, I'll just keep trustfully waiting. And hoping. With my eyes fixed on the prize. s.

Thanks for joining me in celebrating the fact that today I'm 1000 days closer to d2b!

I did e-mail new agency today to ask if there was any smidgen of news...

22 comments:

Katie said...

Oh, Kate. This makes my heart hurt for you. I am so glad that you know that God has it all in His hands and the timing will be perfect, when all is said and done. You are absolutely the strongest person I know. I am so looking forward to the post that you have GREAT NEWS.

Kerry said...

Your patience (like in the face of not having water, which doesn't seem like it should fall into the category of the plans of man!) through all of this has been truly a gift from the Lord. We continue to pray...

Tami said...

I'm so sorry you're having to go through this horrible wait. But I want you to know your faith is speaking volumes. ((hugs))

emjay said...

Your faith and strength are inspirational. Continue to believe in the Great Plan, and it WILL happen! I only wish it would happen closer to the timing you'd like!

You see it the best way - 1000 days closer indeed!

Tina in CT said...

You have the patience of a saint (as the saying goes).

votemom said...

isn't hope and peace a wonderful gift? i'm glad God gave it to you on this, the 1000th day.

i love your little one(s) already.

mommyto5 said...

Kate, your faith in God's plan is so awesome!! You will be an inspiration too many and also a true inspiration to you're d2b(s)! This roller coaster ride of the adoption process, I believe, is God's way of strengthening us to be the best parents we can be:)
Continued prayers going out...

june said...

Hope news of your little pomegranite(s) is coming soon. :)

Rachael said...

I thought of you and your 1000 days first thing today. Not the news I was hoping for when I hopped over here to visit, but you seem in a very good place in spirit. Still sending you long distance hugs and encouragement, I know that even in a good place, waiting is hard, esp. when you can't see around the corner. Sending up a prayer for your d2b today too, wherever she is.

Lauri said...

Hugs... I agree that your unwavering faith is so uplifting and positive.


it won't be long now

Matt and Carla Morgan said...

This gave me a big sigh. 1000 days is a heck of a lot closer to d2b. But, man, that's a lot of waiting, girl.

Praying that your heart remains open to God's perfect plan for you. Praying for d2b(s), too - she has / they have an incredible Mama waiting St. P.

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Annie said...

You have such a beautiful attitude. God's plan is far better than our plan. (But, goodness, it would be so nice to SEE a hint of that while we wait for it all to come to fruition.) I guess that's why He gave us one of the best gifts: Hope.

Heidi said...

Praying that you are closer than you think. And sending hugs!

Amy, Joe and Hannah! said...

Hang in there Kate! Soon you will have experiences like I did tonight..watching little Hannah jaw drop as we plugged in the lights we had just hung on the house..these are the moments where one cannot even remember the pain and frustration of the adoption process. Soon your trials will be flooded with joy that has no comparison. You wait and see..it won't be long now :0)

Debbie B said...

I ache for you as I read this post. I'm so sorry that it's taking so long. Eat some chocolate and know that I'm praying for you as you continue to stand strong and wait on the Lord's timing.

Tricia said...

1000th day ... you have a great attitude after this long and all of the hoops you have had to jump through. i do believe that these things happen for a reason and your perfect match(es) are out there just waiting for the perfect time(s) to be matched. oh i hope it's soon. i'll be waiting with you until they do! hang in there!

Dawn said...

We just got back from a week in Kiev, so my memory is refreshed with the extra challenges of living in a former Soviet country. Still praying for you and thinking of you often.

Carrie said...

You are an inspiration :)

Dr.Nassif said...

We actually enjoyed your company Kate

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Jenni said...

I've been thinking of you and wondering what news you would have today. *sigh* I'm sorry things are not moving along more quickly for you. Your positive attitude and patience is inspiring. I can't wait until the day you have d2b home and are putting that positivity and patience towards helping her adjust to her new life.

Anonymous said...

What a great attitude...1000 days closer to d2b. I pray that there will not be many more days until she is home.
Love, Nif

Suz said...

Kate, it is just so hard to understand. But you know that I for one know first hand how God's plans can turn out so differently than what we plan for ourselves or even what we think HIS plans are for us.

Keep trusting!