Friday, December 17, 2010

Waiting.....on Christmas

We are finishing week 3 of waiting.  We are waiting to hear from our agency when we will be submitted for an Embassy date....also to bring our baby girl home.  It's been tough.  We are one of the first 20-30 families in the 2-trip process, so things have run a little lot slower.  And it's taking it's toll, to say the least.  I thought Christmas would give me something to think about.  But in-between picking up gifts for this person and that person, I see or think about what "A" will need when she gets home.  You can tell me to stop thinking about her.  You can tell me that I have too many other things to worry about right now and that I should just focus.  It doesn't work that way....I don't work that way.  She is in my every thought, in my heart.  I know that this is such a great time of year and I should be joyful.  As one of my friends pointed out, this is our last Christmas as a family of five.  I love this time of year for indulging my kids, in the name of Christ.  I do.  This has always been a tough time of year for me just because I can't handle the stress of it all.  I have toned it down and done away with some of the less-important traditions, just to save my sanity.  I'm not sure what else I could do differently and still make it special.  I am doing my best.  I have taken the last few days "off" and I plan to pick up where I left off tomorrow.  That still gives me a week. :0)  And I am going to try to be joyful.  This is a sweet time of year, regardless of the consumerism.  We don't have to be a part of that.  We just do our thing and keep going, we join together and celebrate Christ, we praise and worship......and we wait. 
I am giving it all to the Lord.  
I am keeping my Faith that He has given me.  
I will trust that His timing will be perfect once again....
and I will wait.


Shonda said...

anyone who says "stop thinking about her"... well, they haven't ever been there, I can guarantee that! Praying for you and your family during this season of waiting ... and thinking that Christmas is really the fullfillment of our time of "waiting" for a savior. Praying that your time of waiting for your daughter will be SHORT!

Jennifer Livermore Webb said...

You will soon need to title your blog "4boys2girls." Hang in there, Kendra. Thinking of you.

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