Current Child Count

  • HOGAR DE AMOR I: 11 babies
  • HOGAR DE AMOR II: 6 boys
  • HOGAR DE AMOR III: 8 girls

Monday, July 20, 2009

hope deferred

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. Proverbs 13:12

That's where I'm at tonight, a little heart sick.

We still do not have the foster family papers in our hands, once again coming out empty handed.

Once again, the lawyer at child welfare is asking for just a little bit of patience
and another report.

And then they will for sure this time approve our foster family program!

More paperwork that will easily consume our week, when we already had other important meetings and administrative tasks to tend to, in all three homes.

It's all so frustrating, it's enough to make us give up in despair, if we didn't believe so strongly in this being the right thing for our kids and for our ministry, at this time.

Lord, grant us peace and patience - and supernatural concentration and time to write the report detailing our 4 1/2 years of activities and accomplishments!

It was also really hard for me to find out today that the psychologist and social worker who recently took up half our morning talking about the Twins E & E's case have now quit...without turning in their reports and tracking down the mother first (even though they promised us they would).

That means we have to go through all that again, catching up new people on their long windy story, so that their papers can be processed for adoption.

It's such a constant battle, with constant frustration, annoyances, and hopes deferred,


and time

and time again.

But it's all worth it, right?

Thanks for your prayers!


Shonni said...

I am so sorry for the struggles, and will especially pray for you and your work today! If I were there, I would give you a big ol' hug. Or work for the LORD is never in vain and may you be refreshed in HIS love!

Elizabeth J. said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog, I appreciate your comment. May theLord bless you in his service.