It's a lesson the Lord obviously wants me to learn. Again...and again.
I have to especially remind myself of that now as I anxiously and very unpatiently wait for a court date for our finalization. See that pretty little counter on the right? It's counting down to our sealing date which is in less than a month. But that event can't happen until we have our day in court.
Not exactly sure why things are taking so long. My caseworker is on top of things. My lawyer is on top of things. (I contact them weekly and am getting peskier all the time.) We have the "ideal" adoption - instate, both birth parents support the adoption, overseen by an agency so all documents and such are in order. When we signed the petition for adoption with our lawyer in October, he said that we would have this done by Thanksgiving, easy as pie. Well, Thanksgiving's coming. We don't have a date yet. Chances our, our court date will be about three weeks out from the time it's scheduled.
See why I'm getting nervous?
At least the judge who will finalize us is a longtime colleague/friend of Justin's. We specifically requested him. He'll push our date through fast enough.