God is always doing something, I know this! Right now, I know He is up to something in our adoption process. I am not sure what it is, but it is something.
I think I have been patiently waiting in this "lull" that we are in of our process. It feels like for months every time somebody says, "How is the adoption process going" I answer with the same thing, "We are just waiting on A, B, and C and then hopefully we can move on to our home study.
Just recently, I have been getting a little antsy. We haven't gotten our FBI fingerprint results back yet, it has been over 2 months and most people get there's back in about 30 days. Our contact at the agency has been e-mail those in charge of this to see what the hold up is.
We have been trying to get in touch with the fire inspector for over 2 months. I have called and left messages every other day or so with no response. Finally, I e-mailed our contact at the agency who put me in contact with another person and she sent me to a website where I was to print off an application and physically take it into the Fire Marshal's office for our county. I was all set with the application and ready to walk out the door when guess who calls? The inspector we had been trying to contact! I try to set up a date and he informs me that I need a permit before he can come out. We had heard nothing about getting a permit, so boy was I confused. I try to call the agency, but nobody answers. I know they are busy. So, I decide to go ahead with the application and see what the people at the fire marshal's office say. Thankfully, I walk in there and I am the only "customer" in the building. The ladies at the desk informed me that where I lived was in the county but it was also in the city of Houston so there office couldn't service me. As you can imagine, I am starting to get really frustrated now. One of the ladies notices my frustration and tell me that she is a private inspector and she would be happy to come inspect our home. She also prints off a list of all the things that need to be done before she comes out to our house. Praise the Lord!
I don't know why all the hoops are necessary, but I do know that there is a reason for the hold ups in these areas. I may never see the reason, but I know God does and that is the one thing that puts me at peace.
So we are moving along, at God's pace and knowing that He has got this!