Thursday, July 17, 2014

Waiting Quietly

Psalm 62: 1,2 - I wait quietly before God, for my victory comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation. 5 - Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in Him. 

It has been an eventful few days where nothing has actually HAPPENED. I guess, emotionally eventful. We created this blog to share our story, and that involves sharing our up and down moments, yes even when those down moments make us feel vulnerable.
So, we drove to Fairfax Tuesday night and met with our social work, Kristin O'Dell. She's amazing. There were 2 other couples there, so we were able to ask a ton of questions and we got a lot of information. It was great. While we were there we realized that my (Kristen) past anxiety could be a potential problem. Here in America, if you struggle with something, anxiety for example, and you seek help, we view that positively. Other countries, not so much. Now, how many of us have never been at a point in our lives where we should/could have sought help for anxiety? I think everyone has been there at some point or another. But since I saw a counselor in college, and took anti-anxiety medicine for a short period as an adult. After finding out that this might be a red flag for another country was momentarily devastating.
The next day was a day full of freaking out, that, thankfully, God taught us A LOT during a wacky emotional day. During the storm of emotions that Wednesday encompassed, we learned to wait on the Lord, and that we are only seeing part of the picture. Noah didn't know what the end of the picture would look like when God told him to build the ark, but he had faith that if God called him to do something God would see him through it. God is bigger than Noah's storm,a and God is bigger than man made rules. And we believe that God is calling us to this, and that He will see us through it to the end. We also realized that God is teaching us patience, and that God is still good. God is still good no matter what happens.
That brings us to today (KEEP READING THIS IS THE GOOD PART). So, I made an appointment with my doctor today to get the letter that my anxiety is not a big deal, and is not a part of my medical life any more. So I called, and my regular doctor was packed full, so I saw another doctor at the practice, Dr. Reid. I did not have high hopes for this appointment, I saw another doctor at the practice once and was not impressed. ANYWAY, I go to the appointment and the doctor comes in and asked what he can do, I explain the situation, and he says "since I am a father to 4 adopted kids myself, let me ask what lead you to adopt." AWESOME, I thought it was absolutely incredible that the doctor I was seeing has adopted and understands the process. After talking to him, I also find out that his adoptions were through Bethany Christian Services as well! Needless to say, he was more than happy to write the letter and knows exactly what the adoption agency wants to hear.
WOW, God is so cool, after teaching me what He wanted, we saw His grace, and His provision, omniscience, and were very reassured that we were following His path.
After a crappy, freak out of a day and waiting (not so quietly), God showed us a little bit more of the picture.
Psalm 106:1 -Praise the Lord, Give thanks to the Lord for He is good! His faithful love endures forever.

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