Friday, June 13, 2008

Another LOOONG weekend for The Isaacs

That's me, at the computer, everyday, waiting for information or maybe it's the person I am waiting on in China.

If only I could get skinny like that!  Instead, I think the stress of this whole scenario has caused me to gain 10 pounds... just compounding my problems!  I am not kidding about the 10 pounds.

The big news of the day is that our agency called us!!!  This may not seem like a big deal, but Paul has been relentless about calling them.  Most days, he calls them two times.  On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, I made him take a hiatus.  He had to swear not to call them.   On Thursday, he caved.  He called twice.  But, TODAY, THEY called us!

Here's the big news:  The reason we haven't heard anything is because the person handling the case has been on a long business trip.

 No, really ???  Why does that not surprise me???  And, how hard would it have been to tell me that in the first place??   I am not sure I really believe it!  It seems like the perfect explanation to buy time.  That person is supposed to be back next week.  (Why do I feel like a tire that is quickly losing all it's air??)

Let me guess, Friday of next week??  Meanwhile, my whole travel group is leaving to go to China to get their babies on Wednesday.  AHHHHHHH!!!!!!

I know I sound  a bit jaded.   As I sit here to write this, it's one of those times I want to hurt someone! (See earlier post for explanation)  I'll settle back into trusting God.  Sunday night, about 8 pm, I will be filled with hope and praying and praying and praying.  Why?  Because our Sunday night is China's Monday morning.  And, barring any Dragon Boat Festival, or Rice Counting Day ( not a real day, in case you are wondering... I made it up!) or any other holiday they think up, the 'powers that be' in China will be starting their work day.  My prayer is that my papers end up on the desk of the right Mr. Wong (made that up too!)  That God will soften his heart and cause us to have favor in his eyes.  Then, Monday morning I will receive a phone call with the name of a precious little girl who needs a mommy!

One can dream.....................


Tony and Rett said...

LOVE the Rice Counting Day comment. I would totally buy that. Heck, might use that one to get out of something sometime. Or I'll use it as excuse to party and eat cake! (For the record, having twin toddlers does NOT make you lose weight. It is NOT a diet plan. I just eat more than my fair share of chicken nuggets!)

Thanks for the laugh. Monday will be here soon! (UUGH, WHO in their right mind looks forward to MONDAYS????)

Sharla said...

Hi April,

I'm Sharla, we've talked a couple of times by e-mail...I just wanted you to know, I hate the weekends too. Each day begins with the hope of news but on the weekend, you have two whole days when you know there'll be no news! And I'm not even in the situation that you're in...

I pray that God will fill you with His peace that passes all understanding and that as Monday morning rolls around, you'll find your hope fulfilled.

May God bless you and meet you in a very special way this weekend as you wait on Him and trust Him.


cherryt7 said...

Waiting is frustrating... our life has been a treading matching for the last year. You and Paul have remained in my (our) prayers and your battle against the system. It's been interesting following along because this is something that God has slowly laid our hearts for someday...

Anonymous said...


I'm sorry that you're still waiting. Maybe Monday will be your big day! Thanks for making me laugh anyways...

Love ya!

Linda said...

I'm a member of the SB yahoo group, and you peaked my curiousity. I went to your blog to read your story and am so sorry for what you are going through. I'm sure there are dozens of conflicting emotions. As sad as everything is, I'm glad that you have the faith to believe that God is in control of these little girls' lives as well as your own. I will pray for a quick response from CCAA now that your decision has been made.

Shawnstribe said...

hugs and more hugs
am joining you in prayers

Chubby Baby Designs said...

I had a customer yesterday who had her 2 little SN angels from China w/ her. It was soon to be picure day and I was helping her pick out outfits for them. I thought of you, I prayed for you. I'll be in prayer big time as the sun rises in the Big C