Nov 5, 2010

The Beginning of the Wait

We have been on the wait list for only about 3 weeks and I am already ready to go pick up my child! I know, I know it is going to take time and I know the Lord's time is perfect. BUT that still doesn't make me want to wait any longer! Maybe if I could even just hop a plane and go visit Ethiopia and the orphanage I would have a little more patience. That would be easy to set up right?
I do fully believe that His plan for our family is perfect and His timing is perfect. I also know that looking back over the course of my life even the things that were hard or that I struggled with He used them to mold me and steer me in the right direction. SO I know that everything is in His hands. I just feel very idle right now. My longing for our child is even stronger. I feel as though a piece of our family is missing. I don't know what she looks like, how tall she is, what her age is or much about her at all. I just she has been growing in my heart and I desire to hold her in my arms.
Another verse that I hold tucked in my heart: but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.... Isaiah 40:31


meredith and justin said...

I felt this same way yesterday and posted the same verse. Praying for you.

The Youngs said...

We know how you feel.. we've been waiting one month and one week to get our referral of our 3 siblings (or 2 unrelated)

The wait can be hard but oh so worth it.

April Blair said...

I'd hop on that plane to Ethiopia with you!!! I remember someone posting to the yahoo group that when they got the referral, it made the long wait sooooo worth it. I have to remind myself of that each day.

Hopefully we'll both be hopping on that plane before we know it.

# 24 boy
# 27 siblings

Janet said...

A pregnancy with NO due date... it's just nuts! I'm totally with ya!

PotterMama said...

Before you know it you will be on the plane back!!!!! :) I know, easy for me to say.