Our papers were sent to China on Thanksgiving Day 2009. We know that they arrived because our agency contacted us to let us know.
I have heard stories of people waiting and waiting and waiting... often, not hearing anything for months about the process in their adoption.
I sent up a simple prayer. "God, would you please send me a ladybug when our papers are on their way?" I'm not sure whether that sentence truly ended with a question mark or an explanation point.
I just wanted a "sign from God" that the papers were coming or something big was about to happen next.
I wondered how He was going to send a ladybug... especially since we were in the dead of winter; but, I didn't have to worry about that. I knew God was bigger than "winter."