Thursday, January 10, 2013

Getting Our Crazy On

For two hours I sat on the floor of a nice (but small) waiting room in the psychiatrist's office.  Floor? Yup, because (just in case you didn't I have three toddlers.  There was no point in sitting on a chair. 

Preschool in a psychiatrist's office....

Some may say that this was a first. 

Some might say that it's been a long time coming (laughing).

The kids, though nervous, really liked this doctor.  He really is a wonderful Christian man. 

By the time the kids all got out, the littles were just on the verge of "stir crazy".

I wondered how it went, but I wasn't going to grill ask the kids how it went until we made it to the car.  Okay, really...I didn't sweat it a ton (the prayers do wonders).  The kids did start sharing and when I asked if there were any questions that surprised them, they said not really.  We tend to talk a lot in our family. 

I will say that there was one story.  One answer that had me holding in the laughter. (Shhh, don't tell my kids).

When asked what happens when they get in trouble, one awesome kiddo replied with, "Sometimes, when we lie, we have to go to our rooms.  It's not ALWAYS all day though."


When I asked said child (lightly) why they said that, this was the reply....

"Mommy, remember when I lied and I had to stay in my room a REALLY long time?"

It was three hours....

I had (with my own eyes) watched a situation take place and said child denied it (lied). I then let my child know that I saw what happened, and they still lied.  They went to their room to "think" about it, until they came forward.  Stubbornness was very apparent that afternoon. Said child had to eat dinner in their room, because they weren't ready to confess.  At the end of three hours they FINALLY confessed.  It was one of those not fun learning experiences that was very necessary (for both of us).

Oh what the psychiatrist must think!!!!! (laughing again)

Side Note: Apparently he's a psychiatrist, not a psychologist...I was just in denial.

Overall, I do think it went well.  He has to call our social worker and we will find out the results (prayerfully) shortly.  He said something offhanded that makes me think it's okay.

We would appreciate all prayers.  We know we're crazy, but we're hoping he sees it as good crazy.

Post Script: Tonight my oldest daughter came down with a virus...all of a sudden...hard and heavy.  We appreciate all prayers for Sarah's healing and for the rest of the family NOT catching it.  If it starts to spread it can take FOREVER to go through our whole family.  It could last a LONG time and is not pleasant.  We are quarantining her in our room and taking her to the clinic tomorrow (just in case it's the flu).


PLEASE PRAY FOR (covering entire adoption)....
*PLEASE PRAY satan's HANDS ARE TIED during this adoption and after we arrive home.
*Jonathan to be sustained, COMPLETELY protected, that God prepares his heart beyond what would make sense (because of his neglect) for his family and to understand love. Also, for the head of the institution and for the caretakers to KNOW God's love and HIS value of these children.
*For EVERY aspect of this adoption to be protected. Please pray that satan's hands are tied completely. Please pray continued protection on ALL involved...every single person or organization that has anything to do with this adoption.
*Please pray for our family and the past the attacks on their sweet spirits happen especially during these processes.
*Please pray the remainder of the funds come in quickly.
THIS WEEK (specific to now)...
*Please pray that the psychiatrist and social worker have no concerns.
*Please pray the doctors forms are correctly done and the tests results are very good.
* Please pray that our home study comes together this week and we can gain official approval quickly.  Also, please pray that everything that needs to be in the home study for us to bring Jonathan home is there.  This is not about our social worker at all (she's WONDERFUL), but Jonathan and his health (what we are approved to adopt matches what he medically has happening).
*Please pray the our employment letter and fingerprinting (and subsequent approval) for the dossier is done quickly and correctly.
*Please pray for my balance, as a mom, as we start home school, start focusing on our oldest's upcoming graduation, and are doing paperwork and fundraising for the adoption. Please pray that I have patience and balance life successfully for all our little blessings (here and internationally), as well as for my husband. 
*Please pray I have patience (and we all feel God's peace).
*Please pray for my husband's professional life. That he reflects God in all he does.
*Please also pray that satan's strongholds on our lives are shattered.

"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes." Ephesians 6:10

1 comment:

  1. Roflol We had a mtg with our social worker for home study update and she asked the kids what happens if they don't obey. My up-to-that-point-quiet-5yod blurted "spank!" Lovely! Eye roll. She is the child who has only on the rarest occasion received one. Lol gotta love 'em grin


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