We are still waiting to hear back on our Wycliffe application. As I mentioned in this post, our Personnel Administrator indicated that it would take around three weeks for us to hear anything. We have a little less than a week left of that time frame, but it could also be longer.
David shared some of what’s keeping him busy during this time in his post last week.
Honestly, it’s been a very surreal couple of weeks. On the one hand, it is hard to think of anything besides our Wycliffe application. This is just SO HUGE that it is pretty consuming. On the other hand, we have done everything we can do in our application process, so life has sort of returned to normal for now. It’s a very odd feeling!
I’ve spent a lot of the last two weeks dealing with sick kids. All the kids had a cold the week before last. The older three were pretty miserable for about 48 hours, but then felt almost completely better. Nehemiah started to improve after a few days, but then got worse again. He refused to sleep anywhere but in my arms (naps and at night) for two weeks, and we had to sleep in the recliner for the most part to keep him propped up. I ended up having to do a few breathing treatments, and had to take him to the doctor. They decided it was just a sinus infection, but it looks like he is just prone to getting wheezy with colds. This is the third cold in his seventeen months of life that has led to breathing treatments for us.
When I’ve not been dealing with sick munchkins, I’ve been blogging on my other site, Sisters ‘N Cloth. I do product reviews and giveaways, along with natural parenting posts. We are giving away a cloth diaper package right now, so it meant several product reviews at once. I ended up doing a total of six blog posts last week, 5 of them in one day! On a typical week I do 2-3 posts, so it was a bit of a stretch.
Although this waiting season has been hard, I’m thankful for all God is teaching me about Himself. I’ve been reading in Isaiah, and although parts of it are difficult to understand, the overwhelming theme I’ve been impressed with is that God is glorious, righteous, and completely sovereign. He raises leaders and nations for His purposes, and just as easily wipes them away. He is also completely faithful to His people, even when they are faithless to Him! He loves them and does what is for their ultimate good and His ultimate glory at all times. It’s been a wonderful reminder as I look at this situation that He loves us, He is sovereign, and His will is going to be accomplished. I am choosing to rest in that!