This is Grant posting. I haven’t written anything on the blog in a while. Vanessa has been posting for the past month. After our last court date fell through I haven’t had a very positive attitude. I’ve been very frustrated with all the waiting and Vanessa likes me to keep things positive. So I’ve been going with the mind set if you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say anything at all. This is mostly just a response to a comment from our last post. There was a request for any new updates. Sorry Teresa we have none. We shouldn’t hear anything new until April 14th which is our next and hopefully last court date.
I will talk about patience some. For those that know me, I’m not a patient person. This process has definitely taught me a lot about patience. The main thing I’ve learned about patience is remembering it’s not my plan, it is God’s plan. My plan was after we were married a couple of years we would have biological children. It wasn’t God’s plan. My plan when we decided on international adoption was to adopt from a country we were familiar with (Vanessa has cousins from
China, Vietnam and ). It wasn’t God’s plan. We finally decided we were going to adopt from The Gambia and this was my new plan. It wasn’t God’s plan. When The Gambia fell through our new plan was to adopt from Nepal . Finally we had a solid plan. It would only take a year, we would only have to make one small trip and finally we’d have our family. It wasn’t God’s plan. It took much longer. When we finally got our referral we got to see what God’s plan was and it was far better than anything we could have planned. I don’t know why we have to wait longer to bring Ethiopia home, but I can trust in God and know that He knows best. Denver
Lastly I’d like to say thank you to Teresa for the motivation behind this post and Vanessa says XOXO. (Vanessa made me put the xoxo part)