I got a packet of papers in the mail yesterday from our agency because we're coming up on 1 year of being home study approved. (Home studies are only good for 1 year) Updating our homestudy.... Something we were hoping we wouldn't need to do; financially and emotionally. We are hoping that this will be the only time we need to renew it...
The waiting has been difficult, I'm not gonna lie... It has been a big test of faith and patience. Some days are more difficult than others. It is a weird feeling loving someone you've never met before; a feeling
like your child is missing, and you don't know how to find them. It is an emotion I have never experienced before, and sometimes it just downright takes my breath away. The constant "Any news?!?!", although appreciated for the thought and concern, begins to make the lack of news feel even more painful. The realization that we've been at this for almost 1 year, and now we have to fill out more forms and pay more fees.
We would appreciate your continued prayers. It isn't always easy to stay optimistic when all we hear are crickets chirping from our agency. We are both getting antsy for this baby to arrive! We know God has His perfect plan, and I just pray for strength to get through the rest of our seemingly endless wait.