This is the journal page that came home in the mail the other day. It made me smile. Sawyer is simply beside himself to be a big brother again. I think by "opera" he meant "acrobat show" (judging by the picture).....I'm also pretty sure he wouldn't be excited to go to an opera. But, apparently, we'll need to make SURE to see some acrobats! When I asked him what he meant by "have fun with my friends" since he doesn't have any friends in China, he said, "You know, my family". Oh, ok. :)
I am also overflowing with gratitude and beyond thrilled to report that while layoffs yesterday were as bad as expected, very surprisingly, Scot DID NOT lose his job!!!!! We were stunned, but our speechlessness quickly turned to praise.......and I pulled myself together enough to call our agency to say- WE'RE GOOD TO GO!!!!!
Funny part was.......we had already decided that we'd be good to go anyway- job or not. A new list came out on April 21st, and on it was a little boy who was 18 months old whose only "need" was that he was missing his right arm. He was ADORABLE. When I saw his picture in mid-late May, I was stunned to see he had not been adopted. I mentioned him to Scot just saying, "Can you believe that people REALLY prefer girls so much OR are so wrapped up in appearances that this little guy can't be matched? I don't get it."
Then I checked again a few days later. He was still there. Then, I e-mailed my agency to make sure I wasn't mistaken that he was still available. He was. Then, I told Scot that if he was still available on Monday we'd need to talk.
You guessed it- he was still available on Monday. So, on Monday afternoon we talked and decided that there was no way we were going to let this little guy wait for a family. If there was no job issue at the time, we would have locked his file in 30 seconds flat- so what was stopping us? We were worried God wouldn't provide the finances? Well, now you know why we couldn't use that excuse!
So, late Monday afternoon, we e-mailed our agency to say we wanted to see his file. When I didn't get a response, I called AND e-mailed again Tuesday morning. Oddly, the woman at our agency replied on Tuesday morning to an e-mail I had sent out earlier the previous week, and did not reply to my e-mail requesting the little guy's file OR my phone call.
When she finally DID go to lock his file for us later that afternoon, his file had been locked just an hour or two previously.
My reaction? I laughed out loud.
I know. It doesn't seem appropriate, but I couldn't help myself. I mean, this little guy had been available for OVER A MONTH. He had been available as recently as 4:15 the previous afternoon. And, if the lady at our agency had gotten right on it first thing in the morning, she would have locked his file for us. But, she didn't. So, by the time she did get around to locking his file 4 hours after I called and e-mailed, he had found his family. I just had to laugh- I guess that just wasn't our son. Clearly God has other plans- and another child meant just for our family.
And maybe, just maybe, we'll be seeing those plans and that sweet little face soon.
(I'll admit to being scared to even type the words for fear they won't be true!)
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