As many of you know, Gina and I really want to continue to grow our family. That is why we are adopting internationally from China through Great Wall China Adoptions. It is also why we went to San Antonio last October to visit with Dr. Cary Leveritt. So one of my great stressors is, if we get pregnant, then how will God work out the timing of the adoption with the timing of a birth? Great Wall advises parents with new infants to wait one year before traveling to China for their adoption. I have latched on to the word ‘advise.’ If we are in that situation, I don’t really think that I will want to wait to travel at all. Gina has said that the only thing she really doesn’t want is to wait to travel after we have a referral. I agree that I would not be able to handle waiting to travel, knowing all the while that our baby (or babies) are sitting in an orphanage in China waiting for us. Every day delayed would be one day more that we don’t have them.
But that is not all. I am also stressed out about the move in general. I want to find a job and move to Nebraska soon — but when will God allow that to happen? It is hard to let go. But I have lately latched on to the following verses: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7.