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Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Hard Truth

I am not a patient person.  It's probably the thing I like least about myself.  And with trying to start a family and our adoption, my patience is constantly tested. 
I always have to remind myself to put my faith in God and His timing.  I need to always remember that every little thing is going to be alright no matter the outcome. 
I need to remember that on my worst days, there are those who are far worse off than I am. 
I was once told by someone these exact words...
Those words spoke volumes and have stuck with me over the years.  I have a great life, family, and friends and I need to sometimes "stop and smell the roses"

.  And as we continue to wait and I continue to work on my patience skills, I will...
{quotes found here}

17 comments:

Sunkissed and Southern said...

Awww, it really is all in God's timing. I can't believe you guys dont have a waiting list of people that want yall to adopt their kid! But as you mentioned, God has a plan and he is setting it up for the exact timing thats meant to be!

Meredith said...

Love this!

Brooke said...

God has perfect timing!


=)


Brooke

Becky said...

I am incredibly impatient too! Once I want something I have to have it like yesterday.

You are such a strong person, you will be blessed!

KRISTIN said...

I bet it's so hard being patient and just not knowing! But you're right, God has a plan for you guys and your something wonderful will definitely happen! :)

Amanda Leigh said...

Oh Caroline, I cant even fathom the pain you and your husband go through with this whole process and everything before it. I just wanted to let you know you two are in my thoughts and prayers... and you are right, something wonderful will happen. I just know it. Hang in there.

Carolyn said...

Keep having faith Caroline, you're going to get your baby! I just know it! :)

J and A said...

Waiting is tough and you have been tested to the max. But your baby is out there, just waiting for the perfect time to meet you. Hugs.

Lindsey @ Let the Light Shine said...

God is going to give you and Fred YOUR perfect child. I just know it! It is all in His perfect timing. ((hugs))

Lauren said...

I love the last quote, so important to remember. Know that everyone is praying for you and Fred during this process!

On a fun note, I featured you yesterday on my site as one of my favorite bloggers.

www.thebottomlineaccordingtolauren.com

Hang in there!
Lauren

Leah said...

Beautiful, just like you.

Shari said...

Such a great post. So many words of wisdom! :)

Mateya said...

I have always said that your patience amazes me! I truly cannot imagine the waiting, but I trust that the Lord has YOUR baby in the works and the wait will be soooooo worth it! :)

Meg {henninglove} said...

it really is all about His timing, if it is about our timing we would mess things up each and everytime, i guarantee it would be! hang in there girl and rest in Him whenever you are struggling with timing

Summer said...

Caroline,
I must share with you my friend Heather's blog. It's http://mattheatherwillcarolinedoodle.blogspot.com/

Like you, she and her husband struggled for years with infertility. They adopted two beautiful children so they know all about the waiting game. I think you would really enjoy watching a recent video about the amazing adoptions of their two kids.

It's a beautiful story and very encouraging!

Lindsay said...

love this! it is all in Gods timing, which isn't always our timing. but it will happen and you and your husband will be the best parents to a perfect little baby. :)

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I know it's going to sound really corny but it'll happen when you least expect it. I waited 15 months on a work transfer and I would literally pray everyday that it would happen. Then on the day that I least expected it and when I was thinking about it, it happened. Hang in there girl.