Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I'm Listening

Every day at least one person and sometimes as many as 3 or 4 ask me: "Anything new from the court?" Well, the answer today is the same that it has been for the last 6 months. I don't see it changing any time soon either.

I know the people asking me are only asking because they genuinely care about (S) and what is happening with her, but it gets more and more irritating every day.

I have never been through anything like this before so it is a new experience. I am used to things being done in a more efficient manner and if they aren't, I do something about it. Unfortunately, I have no power over this one. I am reminded of the serenity prayer that goes something like this:.

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I can not change
The courage to change the things I can
And the wisdom to know the difference

Well, at least I have the wisdom to know that I can't change this, now I guess I just need some of that serenity. I will keep trying the prayer, but if anyone out there has any better ideas, I'm listening.


1 comment:

  1. I have recently read your blog through (came from thoughts from a foster family) and can so relate with alot of your story.

    My husband and I are also older foster adopt parents and I so hated those limbo months when we were headed for but not quite adopted.

    But Jamie is ours now, she is four and almost a half. This August it will be 3 yrs.

    The entire serenity prayer has a phrase I always reach for
    "accepting hardships as a pathway to peace"

    I find that comforting for some reason.

    Here is the rest of the complete poem:

    The Full Original Copy of the Serenity Prayer
    by Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971)

    Living one day at a time;
    Enjoying one moment at a time;
    Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
    Taking, as He did, this sinful world
    as it is, not as I would have it;
    Trusting that He will make all things right
    if I surrender to His Will;
    That I may be reasonably happy in this life
    and supremely happy with Him
    Forever in the next.