Tuesday, October 25, 2016

What are we waiting for?

We've been asked this question more times than we can count in regards to our house building project recently.

Six weeks ago tomorrow the home mods report that was meticulously created by Lane's occupational therapist, PM&R (rehab doctor), and general contractor was sent to Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA). In short it was (practically) a small book of Lane's home modification needs because of his injury. From the amount of extra paint/flooring/drywall needed throughout the entire house, to ramps, to roll-in shower, to ceiling lift, to stair lift, to ADA compliant doorways/halls etc. You get the idea :) 

We couldn't be more thankful for the incredibly gifted and caring individuals that spent weeks on the home mods report itself to ensure it adequately portrayed the severity of Lane's injury. The process of hearing back from MCCA after report submission, we were originally told would take 2-3 weeks. And here we sit at the edge of our seats now almost two months later, still waiting for the answer that will allow us to either start right away, or wait a bit longer to raise more funds. As we've been waiting the past 6 weeks, God has been teaching us once again that our timeline is certainly not always His, and how pivotal it is rest in His hand in ALL the details of this house. If He chooses to use this waiting period to draw us nearer to Him in dependence and trust as He has in so much the past four years, then we gladly wait. 

This is certainly easier said than done most days. When you think of us will you pray for our patience and peace in this area? There's not anything more that can be done on our end to speed this report process up, so here we wait. The choice is ours to grumble and complain at how long it's taking or to continue to submit this major request /process to our all-knowing Father. 

Gratefully,

Emily