In So Many Words
It's hard to remind yourself to have faith every day. Especially when it comes to having patience or to being confident in God's plan when it is unknown to you. I have found myself saying, "God has a plan," a number of times over the last few years.
My wife and I are in the middle of the adoption process. We will be first-time parents. Before we began the adoption process we had our fair share of heartaches and frustration. We got to a point where we said, "What is the plan?" After a great deal of thinking and praying we decided that we wanted to become adoptive parents.
Sounds easy enough, right? It's not. There are many steps involved just to be accepted by a reputable agency. The process to be accepted includes background checks, interviews, and classes. It can be a long process. Throughout this entire process my wife and I had to remind each other to have faith in God's plan.
When it became such a long and hard road to travel, we started to lose patience. We wondered if we would even have the opportunity to be parents, because there are no guarantees with the adoption process. However, we continue to have faith in God's plan for us and for our family.
As of November 2015 we were accepted and passed all of the requirements to become adoptive parents. We are patiently waiting even though it is hard. During this journey my wife and I learned a great deal about each other and feel our relationship is stronger because of it. We may not know God's plan, but we have faith in the journey.
Greg Simon is the Web Marketing Specialist for the Missionary Society of St. Columban.