Well we are done with the first section of our home study. When the boys wake up we are going to mail it. This paperwork is no joke! I'm so thankful for the people that have patiently answered questions for me and given us advice.
Matthew stood on the dining room chair the other day and looked down at paperwork all over the table. He said, "Mommy, this takes long time." I wasn't sure what he was talking about because like usual, about 4 other things were going on at the same time. I said, "What takes a long time?" He pointed at the table and said, "Adoption." YEAH BUDDY IT DOES! He has told me multiple times that he doesn't want to wait anymore. So thankful for the tender heart of my boy.
I am continuing to learn a lesson in faith. Many times already I have tried to sort through things in my mind. I try to figure out where money will come etc. and when it does not line up, and I have to accept it will feel anxious. The thing that has been most helpful is to stop and pray for greater faith. Faith in the fact that the Father is good. That He will provide for what He has called us to. Faith that God's plans don't have to line up in my mind in order to work. I am thankful for this lesson in faith. I am also thankful for the ways in which He has already proved faithful.
Of course I'm thankful that both boys are napping at the same time right now! Time to be productive in some way...