Has it really been almost 2 weeks since I last posted? And I thought time didn’t fly when you were waiting for something! We expected to have travel dates by this time, but that infamous phone call hasn’t yet come. For a week or so, I jumped every time the phone rang. I imagine I will be surprised when it finally does come.
Jim has finished building the beds and they are now in place. Mattresses and bedding have been purchased and 3 of the beds are made up. The fourth will be made up as soon as I finish the quilt. I actually haven’t even started it, but it shouldn’t take too long as it is not a pieced quilt. I’m taking the easy route by placing batting in between 2 bed sheets and machine quilting the layers together. Fifteen years or so ago, when we lived in Nebraska, I bought plaid sheets with coordinating colors to make bedspreads for the children for Christmas. At that time we had 4 boys and 4 girls and were expecting another baby. I bought pastel plaids for the girls and dark plaids for the boys and added an extra of each since I didn’t know if we were having a boy or a girl. We had a boy, so the extra dark plaid was eventually utilized. That son was followed by 3 more sons, so the pastel plaid never did get used. It has been sitting in the closet all this time. Today I bought a scrumptious-looking, bubble-gum-pink sheet that perfectly matches the plaid. Putting this quilt together will be my project for next week. As soon as everything is done, I will post some new pictures of the rooms.
We are trying to get travel items together, so we will be ready when the call comes. Although I grew up in family that did a lot of flying, it has been 25 years since I have been in an airplane! Yikes! I hear things have changed quite a bit since that time, especially regarding security. We shall soon see how different it is from what I remember.
Daily I am reminded that God is in control of this adoption. Everything is moving according to His timing and that is good. I am resting in the assurance that He knows what is best and will do what is right. I don’t have to be anxious or fearful. It doesn’t mean that I don’t get anxious at times. It means I don’t need to be. As long as I cling to my Father and keep my eyes on Him, my heart is at peace.