Wow, it has been nine months since we were officially placed on the waiting list for our adoption. I must admit that I had hoped that we would at least know who our children were by now. But, God has different plans for us. I think this is the season of my life that I am to learn patience. I did not think I had a problem with this one until we started this process. Wow, the things that you discover about yourself in seasons of waiting. I am a doer, a planner, a list checker and this goes against my instincts. There is nothing at this point that I can do to make this process go any faster. Talk about handing over control. It is helping me to see the bigger picture of God and his will for my life. I feel that I always seem to have the answer and know what God has for me when in fact I have not even listened at all. I have not waited upon the Lord. So, in these past nine months I have started to see the virtue of patience as a vital part of my relationship with my heavenly Father. It is no fun being pruned but I am excited that someday, I may be a beautiful tree that brings glory, honor and recognition to the Gardener of my heart! Snip away my impatience and make me beautiful for YOU, Lord!
Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord!
The good news in all of this is that we should at least hear of a referral by January. This means that the biggest part of the wait is over. We are so much closer to seeing their sweet faces and holding them in our arms.
Thanks for your continued prayer and support. We could not walk this journey without your love and prayer.