Tuesday, September 1, 2009

If

We've all heard the phrase "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all", haven't we??

For some reason that particular saying popped into my head this morning.

Hmmm, wonder why??

So if I was going to abide by that saying then I certainly wouldn't say something like....

Where is our stinkin' travel call???

or

What the heck is taking SO dang long???

or

If I have to wait one more stinkin' day I'm going to scream!!!

Nope, I definitely wouldn't EVER say those things, but if I did happen to think them, I would never even imagine writing them for all eyes to read.

If I would happen to slip up and write those words 21 DAYS after Josiah's Visa interview and 15 DAYS after his Visa was issued you would maybe understand that a tiny bit of venting was in order??

But in all seriousness....

If I was tempted to think those thoughts and say those words, then I would probably find myself reading
this post about peace or this post about not being a sprinter or the many posts about the Lords hand in our journey.

If I was extremely anxious and my mind was wandering to the worst possible scenerio and I was looking for comfort from a friend, I would simply need, want, hope to hear, "This waiting really stinks!! The unknown is plain awful!! I'm so sorry. But guess, what? God's plan is unfolding right now. THIS is still a part of His perfect plan for you. THIS will not last forever. THIS will only intensify the joy you feel when you finally hold your son is your arms."

If I was feeling lost and sad and nervous, I would find the most comfort in talking with Him and reading His Words after being reminded once again that He holds my dear family in his gentle, but almighty hands.......and that He deserves glory and praise in ALL things.

If you have a moment, please lift us in prayer today.

Bless you, dear friends.



40 comments:

  1. Praying for you today. I've walked your WAITING shoes before so I know there is nothing that can be said to make it better... except of course the phone rings and your prayers are answered. Hang in there... this is all part of HIS plan and the call will come at the very moment HE intends for it to come. Praying, praying, and praying.

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  2. You *know* you are constantly on my mind... hang in there! Hugs.

    (And yes, prayers... lots and lots of prayers!)

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  3. Lot's of prayers for you.

    I echo what Bonnie said... After over 3 years in the adoption process and the unbearable waiting, I can say with all confidence, His plan for your family is perfect.

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  4. You have such an incredibly positive perspective Rachel, and you inspire me. I know how terribly difficult this is and yes, of course, you are definitely in my prayers. It's GOT to be soon, I just know it.

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  5. Your family is in my prayers. Just remember that all this waiting makes the homecoming that much more amazing. Hold on sister, homecoming is just around the corner.

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  6. Oh, Rachel...you & your husband have been in my thoughts. I know nothing I can say can make this wait any better. I wish I could. Just know that we are all here for you & we all want your beautiful son in your arms a.s.a.p! Take care.

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  7. Praying for you both. Please look at my adoption thoughts on my blog dear, I wrote it for you..

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  8. =( I am so sad that your travel call hasn't come yet, but I know you'll be holding your baby soon! Praying for you and Josh and Josiah!

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  9. Saying a prayer that your call comes very, very soon. I'm afraid I don't have as much self-control as you... I would be saying and posting those words for sure. :)

    I will be celebrating with you when you announce that The Call has come.

    Hugs.

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  10. Rachel, I have prayed for you all day today and this weekend. I keep thinking about you and Josh and checking your blog and forum for those precious to letters. TC.....I am soooo sorry for this wait but you are so right in that your call and your moment will be oh so precious. God is all knowing and your moment is coming my friend... promise....it HAS to be soon. Rhea Anne

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  11. By the way...tell us what your agency is saying???

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  12. Rachel, I AM praying - so much. I know it's hard. And it's okay to be frustrated some times girl!!

    {hugs}

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  13. Oh Rach, I think of you every day and I get so upset when I see that you are still waiting for that call. It does Stink!!!!! And even though it is hard, and it sure has been for me, I too know that it will come and it doesn't last forever. Although it sure seems like it doesn't it? I'm with you and keeping you in my prayers. Hang in there.

    Kara O

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  14. I said a prayer for you just before I read your entry today. I just had a check in my spirit for you!

    Remember that you can't participate in the joy without remaining steadfast in the struggle.

    Remember Romans 5:3-5

    Hang in there! His timing is ALWAYS perfect!!

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  15. Rachel-I think about you Josh and Josiah every day. Praying that travel call comes very soon. This is SUPPOSED to be the quick part!

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  16. Oh Rachel! You must be miserable!!! Just said a prayer for you and will continue to do so!

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  17. you are in my prayers tonight! and your precious little boy.

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  18. BTW, my post today was on waiting. I feel ya'.

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  19. I'm sorry you're waiting so long.

    I am.

    Prayers for peace to you and yours...

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  20. hang in there, mama.
    lifting you up, in prayer.

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  21. Praying for you, for sure! I've been through that awful not-knowing-what's-going-on wait and it totally stinks, but he WILL come home! Briar is proof that it can and will happen! You are constantly on my mind and I absolutely cannot WAIT to rejoice with you when that travel call comes (I am thinking tomorrow, BTW!)!!!!!!!

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  22. I just followed you on Twitter, you wanna follow me too? Just request the add!

    I really hope it's not too much longer. I can only imagine the anticipation!!

    We are in waiting too...
    not sure what God has in store for us, but we're LEARNING to accept it!

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  23. i would be going absolutely insane right now! i think you're doing a very good job of waiting! praying that it won't be much longer at all!

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  24. chin up sweet friend...the light, er SMILE is at the end of the tunnel!☺

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  25. You know we are praying... I know you are not just wanting your son, but trully needing him now. I know because I have been there. You know God is good and true to keep His promises and you know God does things in His perfect time. But We both know it is SO hard to wait for something we NEED and want SO stinking bad. God is faithful... It will happen. Go ahead and cry and scream... I know I did.

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  26. Praying everday... Come on TC!

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  27. Praying for you today...and everyday...promise!

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  28. Just wanted you to know that I am thinking and praying for you and Josh. Please Lord bring on the travel call to their Josiah.

    Rhea Anne

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  29. Saying a prayer that you will be on that plane soon.....

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  30. praying for some answers and your travel call to come. Sooo soon you will be holding him in your arms. I know this is the day you have dreamed about a million times while waiting.
    God Bless you!

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  31. Just read this today, but wanted to let you know I will lift you up in prayer! I truly hope your wait will soon be over!

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  32. Still thinking of you... constantly. I'm hoping you've been so busy making travel arrangements you haven't updated the blog yet?!

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  33. just checking in, rachel.

    been thinking of you non-stop.

    xoxo

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