Awhile back, I posted on Facebook that international adoption is as easy as nailing jello to the wall. These last few days, we definitely feel like we're walking uphill a little bit. We worked our tails off try to buy a foreclosure that we really liked...and lost to a higher bid. Disappointing, but just a house. So we kept walking. The next day, I found out that I got denied health insurance. Denied. Like a sick person or something! Terribly frustrating. And that same afternoon, the consejo came out. Our kids were not on it.
The consejo is the list that the SNA in Peru puts out periodically (usually once a month at the end of the month but not always) and it "matches" couples or individuals with a child or sibling group. Ours will say something like sibling group ages 9-16 matched with a couple from Villa Hope. We thought this was the step we are waiting for. Come to find out, there are pieces in between our paperwork and the consejo that haven't happened yet. Our agency is supposed to be researching what the status of our paperwork is, if there are any problems that need to be corrected, etc.
We didn't cry or stomp our feet or anything. We know there are worse things. And we certainly have learned to trust God's timing. We are thrilled we're not traveling in May so that Logan can get the love and attention she deserves during graduation! We know when God allows us to travel, it will be just the right time!
But there are times in our walk with Christ that it just feels like you're walking in mud. Like every step is hard and heavy. He says His yoke is easy and His burden is light. So sometimes I wonder if I am making things harder than they ought to be. But similar to carrying a child for 10 months, nausea, heartburn and swollen ankles, the journey is worth it. I believe this!