Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Google it!

That's my motto!
 In class when we don't know the answer to something...that's exactly what we do. My students have learned the hard way, however, that when you google something you have to have the background to translate it.

For example, no matter how many times or different ways I google "deBroglie wave equation" I will not fully understand the explanation because my calculus and physics skills are just not up to par.

Perhaps that is why I can't "google" anything about this adoption stuff and find the answers that I am looking for...

Some of my recent searches have included...
"Establishing sleeping patterns with adopted child..."
"Food for recently adopted children..."
"Language transitions for adopted children..."

One that got me in trouble..."homestudy requirements"

Thanks to google I went nuts got prepared for the home study by

  • Buying cabinet locks
  • Putting plug covers around the house
  • Sweeping
  • Dusting
  • Mopping
  • Pricing gun cabinet...too expensive
  • Hiding ammo

Turns out none of this was really necessary!

In all our education, we seem to be finding more questions that answers....but perhaps that is the point?
It seems that in parenting, like in marriage, it is the journey to the answers that is important, more than the answers themselves. 

Where will I turn when my child won't sleep? What will I do when she repeatedly misbehaves, or doesn't seem to know how to misbehave thanks to years of "training" at her orphanage? 

Will I turn to the Lord in prayer or will I run to my computer and try out since google is yielding faulty results? Will I ask the Lord for patience and guidance or immediately post something on facebook?

Praying for grace for each day of the journey...and to choose each day to lean on Him rather than the wisdom of this world. 


  1. Love this!! Love you friend and praying for you daily as you travel this journey.

  2. Outstanding! I never knew you had a blog!

  3. You are so wise already, Sybil! Beautifully written!