There have been many moments along the way when I've thought to myself, "something has got to give...we can't keep _____" (waiting, paying more legal fees, holding on, wondering, hoping, etc).
The seemingly incessant, continual requirement of updating documents, accepting new policies or requirements can wear on a girl after awhile. "Effective immediately" are words I could live without. The adrenaline rush - while sometimes a welcome change to the pace of a slow day - can become nauseating, exhausting, and downright stressful.
So, while the most recent requirement was another tiresome reminder of the "more more more" theme of this journey, it didn't add as much stress as in the past. I wasn't as bothered. The thought of more paperwork, a visit to our friendly notary, and more fees didn't get me as tightly wound as I would have anticipated. And I even waited expectantly for that feeling of stress so often embodied in a migraine. But nothing - other than a strange sense of peace.
Perhaps I'm becoming numb. Perhaps I truly feel it is one step closer. Perhaps...maybe...it was a whole lot of prayer (not just ours).
Regardless, I felt a calmness about it. Sure, there was plenty of phoning and running around and emailing - all with haste...but not with the usual "ARGH!" mentality.
And whaddya know...it really was all okay. (Insert heavy-laden sarcasm here.)
Our notary, with uncompromising integrity, signed, dated, and sealed a new document - free of charge.
And though a payment had been made two weeks ago, (two weeks people!) the process for which it was paying hasn't been completed and so that nearly $300 fee will not have to be made again.
The ducks are lining up. Everything is falling in to place. All is now quiet on the western front (for now, anyway).
God's sovereignty is tangibly evident once again.
Like there was ever any doubt.