"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Thursday, March 03, 2011


Well, today was a special day for Margaux.  I'm not going to go into too many details since we are not at the point where we can freely share information, but I am sure you can guess what today was.  Which leads me to the title of this post.  Happy?  Yes we were.  But also sad.  It was another reminder that we are missing parts of her life and that she is not here with us.  I'm not going to say it was easy because it wasn't, it is somewhat rough.  However, there is not much we can do but continue to work on paperwork and get it all ready and organized.  And pray of course, lots of that as well.  Adding to the stress level is the crazy week we have been having.  Last night was another late night and we ended up eating out yet again, despite having sworn it off as I mentioned earlier.  We've been staying late as all the schedules and whatnot of the new building are worked out.  So, due to several late nights in a row, fatigue has set in here in Drosche Land and that doesn't do much to help the feelings brought about by today.

In other adoption news, Amy had the great idea to contact our agency and see if we could get an update on Margaux.  Technically we are really only supposed to get one in the process, but we figured that given our circumstances it wouldn't hurt to ask.  Turns out we were told we could request one and it would be submitted.  We thought up some questions to ask the caregivers at the orphanage and emailed them off.  How long it will take is unknown.  It could be a few days, weeks, or longer.  So once again we wait.  We were assured though by Cori, our super helpful and awesome contact at the agency, that they would stay on top of it if it seems to be taking a long time.  So we are hopeful and prayerful that we will get an update on Margaux and how she is doing.  Maybe this will help ease our emotions.  We will see.  Speaking of waiting there is a song that fits our (and I'm sure many other people's) situation perfectly.  While I'm Waiting by John Waller.  Awesome song.  So true for us right now and I try to remember it and use it as guidance for our endless waiting.  Check it out if you are not familiar with it!

On the bright side though, today we were reminded of how blessed we are and how He is looking out for us always.  Remember we haven't been home a lot lately which means eating out which means frustrating.  Well, today a friend/coworker made and brought us some meals so we would have food ready and prepared, regardless of when we got home.  Amazing huh?  Thanks so much Sean & Carol!  Y'all are awesome!  Also it was the first day this week we were able to leave early.  So, we got home, enjoyed some delicious food, and were able to have some fun time together as a family.  This served as a bit of medicine for the bittersweet day we'd had.  Amy and the boys began a rousing game of soccer in the back yard after dinner and I was quick to stop doing the dishes and grab my camera.  It was fun.  After a while I joined in and Amy was kind enough to take some pictures of me with the boys!  I smell a Sunday Snapshot!  :)  

So, it's been a long week but we push forward.  It's not always easy but in the end everything seems to have a way of working out, or should I say He has a way of working things out!  We just need to keep remembering that, while we're waiting.

All is well, bittersweet but blessed, in Drosche Land. 

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