The place God calls you is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Six Of One. Half A Dozen Of The Other

Any way you cut it, we've been officially waiting for 1/2 a year now. Six months. One hundred and eighty two (and a half?) days.

I am getting closer to being done. I know there are many who have been waiting much longer. I know we too will continue to wait several more months. The estimated wait time for a referral with our requests continues to hover around 11 - 12 months.

This past month was tough. Mostly the CBC airing was a hurdle weighing on my shoulders for two weeks now. I am relieved it has come and gone. Now we wait for it's domino effect. We also lost our caseworker at Imagine on Friday as she is on leave for awhile. Her reasons are exciting but we loved her and she was, in a word: wonderful.

I'm excited to have hit this new monthly milestone. This one was a biggie in my mind. There is something anticipatory about this one. We've peaked the mountain, like the book I read to the boys last night...

Puff, puff, chug, chug, went the Little Blue Engine. "I think I can - I think I can - I think I can - I think I can - I think I can - I think I can."
Up, up, up. Faster and faster and faster and faster the little engine climbed, until at last they reached the top of the mountain.
Down in the valley lay the city.
"Hurray, hurray," cried the funny little clown[...]

I love the words on the last page:

[...] And the Little Blue Engine smiled and seemed to say as she puffed steadily down the mountain, "I thought I could. I thought I could. I thought I could. I thought I could. I thought I could. I thought I could. I thought I could.
I can see the light that is coming
For the heart that holds on.
There will be an end to these troubles
But until that day comes,
Still I will praise You
Still I will praise You.

- Matt Redman

1 comment:

Dana said...

Nik and I are considering Imagine, I have some questions for you, would it be ok if I emailed you? mine is, I hate to post that so publicly, but whatever.
I hope you don't mind that I have been cyber stalking you. Thanks,