It happens every single time we get close to an adoption milestone. I'm sure you have heard it from me here before. I'm sure you will hear it from me again. SATAN has his hand in our adoption. Or, he is trying to anyway. If we bring our Sara Joy home, she will learn of the truth of the gospel. Satan will do just about anything to make that not happen. Including wreck havoc on our home.
First it was the issue with the floors. They are FINALLY getting done. We had a set back last week, but they should finally be done on Monday next week. We had a problem with the downstairs air unit about a month ago. Tonight we came home, I went upstairs to give Anna a bath, and it's H.O.T. up there. Now I guess the upstairs unit is not working. SERIOUSLY? We have had so many financial demands on us lately it is unreal. I'm not really complaining, because fortunately we are able to pay for it all, but it sure isn't easy and the savings isn't what I want it to be. We have had spacers put in for Anna's teeth, Cameron goes for an orthodontic consult tomorrow, our dental insurance is terrible... we pay up front and then when it's convenient for the insurance agency to reimburse us, we see a portion of it back. We've had to contact the Dr. office several times to have them bill the insurance for Cameron's broken arm... and broken arms are NOT cheap. The truck had to be repaired to the tune of $1400 and now all of this....And to top it all off, it's stinkin' HOT in SC right now. I think today it was 107 maybe. Anyway, it was hot.
I've said it before though, as determined as Satan is to put an end to this silly adoption thing, this mom is more determined to finish what God has started in our family, and it certainly isn't considered silly. Silly would be getting upset about what I knew would be coming. Did I think Satan would just take a back seat and let it all happen? No! He's proven his determination too many times before. Now he's probably just MORE determined because we are soooo close to our Sara Joy officially becoming our daughter.
It just frustrates me. Doesn't Satan know he won't win? I guess he knows he won't win, but feels good making us miserable in our determination? Who knows!
All I know is that it is tiring. It's tiring for me, it's tiring for Tim and it's tiring for the kids.
To top it all off, Pearl decided her dinner wasn't enough for her last night, so she helped herself to about 1/2 of a small wastebasket full of paper and other items - plastic teeth flossers, etc. She should be expelling it one of two ways anytime now. My luck - she'll need surgery to remove it!
Tomorrow's post will be more upbeat, I promise.
Any encouraging words would be appreciated. I'll start -
"Come on Charity, keep it up! You can do it!"
Hopefully your encouraging words will work better on me than mine did!
In Christ (that actually is encouraging)