Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Thank You...All of You...


I want to say thank you to everyone for your kind words and support over these past few weeks, has it been months? Thank you for sending me e-mails telling me what dates are through the review room. Thank you for sending me uplifting cards, I just received yours Amy and it made my day. I have a card that I use as a bookmark from Nancy at ASENND and I read it over and over. I have kept every greeting I have received on this journey in a special and beautiful box. When I feel overwhelmed, I go to that box and it rejuvenates me. Thank you for recognizing that I'm not myself and praying for me. Thank you for your friendship.
As many of you know, I am really struggling with my adoption agency. I am ten steps ahead of them with information and they are not motivated at all to help me find my way to my girl. I am a doer and a driver. The back seat is not a place where I am comfortable. I want to see movement and change for the better, I want to see dreams come true and I'm willing to work to make it happen. I am with an agency that has no sense of urgency, no need to know more, no desire to be proactive. You can imagine how that's working for me : )
I have made my thoughts and concerns very clear to deaf ears and that seems to be all I can do for now. So, I'm going to get on with the happy parts of my life and know that God is in control.

23 comments:

Dannye said...

although it may not seem like it is in our timing, it is definitely in His timing, and how hard that is to deal with, we just gotta remember that...and that when we finally see our daughters' faces, we will know why we had to wait and wait and wait (at least that is what I am told over and over and over again)...together we will get through the bumps and humps in this roller coaster called our adoption journey!! many hugs!!

Steffie B. said...

You know I am here and just a phone call away.....I have been praying for you....they now officially say Jan is thru the review room. I am hoping the new SL process will begin soon.

Love you...
Steffie

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Your time is coming girly..
Keep your chin up..
We are all here together..
I posted yesterday.. go take a look.. something in there for you..
HUGS to you..
Love ya girly..

Walker said...

What A great idea to keep all those cards!
Sorry about the wait...It's difficult and trying!!
Praying for you!
Keisha

Cristy said...

Praying for you too! The wait is so hard, and I feel for all those who are still on the roller coaster.

Hugs to you!

Gail said...

I think of you very often Kimberley, this is so, so hard. I hope you will see your daughter's face in the next few months. Hang in there friend, you are an incredibly strong person.

Gail

Michelle said...

I also have that doer type of personality, so I can only imagine the frustration of dealing with an agency as you describe! Hang in there, my friend! God has a plan!!!

Kayce said...

I so wish that agencies would share more with us. Not knowing anything is so hard. Hang in there Kim...you are not alone my friend.

Waiting for Mia Hope! said...

Dannye is SO right! Once you get Sophia in your arms you will just KNOW why the "red thread" just kept weaving and weaving and weaving. That is not something those that have BTDT just say to make someone feel better. Its true! Your road may be longer or shorter than some...but its THE road to your daughter. You are faithful to God so He will not abandon you. Keep pushing with your agency...keep putting your wonderful energies into helping others...and keep BELIEVING! With pregnancy you know its going to be around 9 months and you can set goals. Adoption is completely different and its SO hard! But you have many friends that God has weaved into your red thread journey and we will be here to love and support you!

Paula said...

YOU would be the perfect person to run an agency. Can you imagine how happy all of your clients would be!
I'm the same way, It bugs me when people aren't motivated or don't care.
I have a feeling it won't be long for you and soon we'll be throwing you a shower!

Amy said...

My heart really goes out to you! Oh this is a hard thing in your life. I am praying for you!

Debz said...

Quite a ride isn't it.
Praying for us all.
Hugs to you.

amy said...

Just remember, YOU ROCK!

Carol said...

You are one of the sweetest people I know...in bloggyworld......

Hugs to you...and I like your quote about the rollercoaster!!!

I've been MIA...will try to do better!!!

Denise C said...

OH bless your heart my sweet friend! I am praying for you and I do think of you so much...you are one amazing woman....and I am blessed to bits by your friendship in this bloggy world!!!
Big ole' Tennessee Hugs coming up your way!!!!

ThatGirl said...

The day you truly release it is the day it will all change.

I had to release my grip before YaYa's referral came through.

Would you pray for me as well? I just posted about it on my blog, but I'm being called and I don't know what to do.

April said...

I think what Paula said about you running an agency is a great idea. Kathy Storro with Small World is retiring and she really was there for families. Maybe you could be the new Kathy...only Kimberley and continue providing great service to waiting families.

LINDA said...

You are the light in so many lives. you bring such hope into so many sad, waiting lives. you are the wind beneath their wings-you keep them afloat. all that seems to work to keep you going. seeing others find their happiness--that brings you happiness. you knowthat the perfect time will come and we will all rejoice in your happiness.

Dolores and Shawn said...

I know what you mean. To agencies, we're just income. To us, it's our lives. I find many of them aren't very forthcoming or willing to help those they claim to be helping.

Hugs to you and I hope you know you're not alone, it's on both sides of the border.

Holly said...

Man- sometimes the journey is ROUGH- no way around it.
the agency part is NOT supposed to be this frustrating though. Who knows but God may be planting seeds in you that will bring you to a place someday where YOU are helping, equipping and encouraging others trying to adopt!
Since we just recently "met" via the blogging world, can you share, are you waiting for a NSN referral from China?
Blessings,
Holly from Purpose Driven Family

Truly Blessed said...

A Timely verse from the Old Testament

“But these thing I plan won’t happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled. If it seems slow, be patient! For it will surely take place. It will not be late by a single day.” Habakkuk 2:3

I'm sure I've shared this with you before, it's on my sidebar and I've read it each and every day since I first found it. If ever there was an IA promise in the Bible, this is it!

You're doing really well to acknowledge that you can't be in control of your agency, you can only be in control of how you choose to respond to them.

In the meantime, you've got a house full of great boys to keep you busy, and a beautiful home and garden to keep you occupied, and many, many friends to keep you sane. You are greatly loved, my friend!

Have a wonderful, relaxing next few weeks. We'll see you in church maybe on July 6th...?

Jewels of My Heart said...

Big hug to you...... I am so sorry. It sounds like you have the same agency I had..... One thing that I can tell you with all certainty.... GOD IS ON THE THRONE! He is a mover and a shaker and He will not abandon nor forsake you or your precious daughter....
Oh, how I long for and pray for the day when all your heartache melts away as they place your daughter in her Mama's arms and you know she is safe and home at last.... I am here for you in any way I can....
God's Speed...
Love,
Daleea

Chelley said...

Just remember, YOU ROCK Keep your chin up..
And know that with cyber sisters like us to be there step of the way you will

NEVER WALK THIS TRIP ALONE!