From Laurel on March 6:
Because the original offer was "official," I spent all weekend tracking down furniture for my host student's room. I find it unsettling that an official offer can be made and taken back so easily. There is no consequence for the person rescinding the official offer but for the person to whom it was made there is a significant loss of time, expectations and MONEY!
I am working through this today while I try to focus on teaching. I am trying to trust the Lord to provide. I am trying to rest in whatever His plan for me might be. I am trying to not focus on the unprofessionalism of reneging on a verbal commitment. I am trying to prepare for this new student while bracing myself for the possibility that this opportunity might fall through, as well. Now I have an inkling (a very small inkling) of what prospective adoptive parents go through. Maybe that's part of what God is preparing me for!
Please, Father, if it is Your will - provide a student for my home. You know the desires of my heart.