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.....................