This week we’re headed to Boston for a fun vacation. We’ve literally been doing nothing but working and saving vacation days all year because we were planning on going to Ghana twice in 2013, coming home and spending time as a family. At this point it would be incredibly surprising to travel once. Because of this waiting and working, Carrie and I have quite a few days to spend, so we’re going to pahk the cah in Havahd yahd, so to speak. We’re hoping to really disengage from the routines of work and from the lingering anxiety of waiting for news of adoption progress.
You know that incessant pessimist that lives on one shoulder, whispering negative, worst-case scenarios in your ear all day? If not, you should really get one. Well, mine has been saying things like “this year has been a total waste” and “nothing is happening with your adoption…you have nothing to show for almost two years of paperwork and waiting”.
When is the last time any of us benefited from listening to that voice? Why do we let it set up camp on our shoulders and constantly consult our fears?
Anyway, we’re trying our hardest to choose hope. We have been told that the Bethany team in Ghana is working tirelessly on our behalf to work on the referral process and open up dialog to keep adoptions moving forward. We know God will bring us to our child at the right time. And, in the meantime, we need to prevent going insane, so we’re going to have a great time in Boston. We promise to post some pictures when we get back.