Wednesday, April 6, 2011


We've hit a hiccup in the adoption. I can't go into details but it's a hiccup that could turn into some serious indigestion. Which could then turn into some sort of intestinal issues, I'm pretty sure. Or it could just be a hiccup.

(And this is why I should have paid more attention in lit class when learning about effective analogies.)

And, second verse same as the first, Russ is in another country than us while adoption drama hits the fan.

If you need me, I'll be hiding in a closet with a box (or two)(give or take 5) of girl scout cookies. Probably singing Ace of Base.

(what? you're coping strategies might look different than mine, and that's okay. My new therapist says so.)

(Her name is Dr. Thin Mint if you're looking for one.)

I got a text from a friend this morning that read, "He's got this". As in Him. Which was so handy considering I was at work and blubbering/crying is a totally acceptable form of customer service.

This may screw things up. This may add more financial strain (my fav!). This may add more time away from family and real life. But if I've learned a.n.y.t.h.i.n.g. from Guate07, it's that He's got this. It may not look how I want it to right away, but in the end, He's got this, He's got us, He's got this little guy's future tucked safely in his palm.


amy said...

it's actually comforting to know that we are not in control of anything- it let's us off the hook. The creator of the universe who knows everything (EVERYTHING) has got your son in HIS hands.

It is an awesome thing to be a child of God!

Praying for you all!

.Kate. said...

Yep, what Amy said.

Hang in there. Praying for you and Russ and E-man, as well as Baby and his family. *hugs*

The Busters said...

Praying for you guys and the little guy as well. And yes, I find Dr. Thin Mint to be very understanding. I admire your sense of humor in the midst of all the stress!

JustJess said...

In my prayers. And absolutely, without a doubt, He's got this. And everything else.

Jennifer Grant said...

You're such a wonderful writer - and gifted to be able to be so funny (your new therapist) in the midst of real strain and pain. Wishing you peace, a quick resolution, all the best - from another adoptive mama of a Guatemala-born baby. (And she's a girl scout!)Your blog is a pleasure to read. Thank you!
All best,
Jennifer Grant

Blessed Mommy said...

oh girl, we will be praying for you all - and if u need anyone to sing ace of base with, i'll be there!

Jennifer Barnhart said...

Will be praying...go for the Samoas, I'd go for the wine myself. But you're right...HE'S GOT THIS!!! (singing "I saw the sign" in my head now, thinking of you)