Having had two pregnancies that lasted until almost 42 weeks, I have become fairly adept (or at least much better than before!) at waiting things out and trying to trust (through my impatience!) that the timing is in God's hands. Yesterday when I was at the post office mailing some adoption paperwork, a woman who befriended me in line said, "I believe the Lord will bring you the child that is meant to be raised in your family." So, in the delays, we need to believe this, too! We have everything else together now including our TX state background checks, which we just received yesterday. We are only waiting for one [very important!] piece of paper from Immigration.
To shift gears, I am so enjoying the winters here in Texas. The summers, not so much, but the winters -- I love them! We have a garden with broccoli, kale and collard greens in full bloom. Jude and I planted three hanging baskets yesterday. I haven't had the greatest luck with my hanging baskets so this is probably the best they will ever look:
My favorite tree, the Texas Redbud, is in bloom right now. I think they are beautiful!