Who likes waiting? or as my three year old would say "Whobody" likes waiting?............
No body likes waiting, or at least nobody I know. But that's what we are learning to do, to wait......to be patient (something I'm not too good at), and to trust that God's timing is far better than mine, even though that's really hard to believe right now! We received a referral for two beautiful children and all I want to do is to bring them home! Imagine having all the information about your child in your possession, pictures, background, physical info. etc. and then knowing that you can't bring them home yet. They, and you have to wait. And wait we will even though I think I know what's best for those babies, I want them home NOW! But I will wait, I will wait until I think I can't wait any longer, and then I'm sure I'll wait some more!
Coen keeps asking "When are dose new tids donna det here?" Caide and Jordis are asking "Why can't we just go and get them now?" I wish it were that easy and I'm praying that God will intervene so that the waiting for us all will be over soon, sooner than expected, and sooner than the timelines say. I pray that God would cut through the red tape, work out all the details, and unite us with the rest of our family. Please join me in praying for all the kids (not just ours) waiting to be united with their forever families. This is not how it's meant to be, God never intended for there to be orphans in the world, let's join forces and pray those babies home, there are so many and God does hear our prayers. As my tee-shirt says "How do you reach 147,000,000 orphans? ONE at a time!" Let's pray each and every 'one at a time' home, right now, please pray with me.
Here is a run down of how things may go in the next month or two: My Mum had her finger printing done in Milwaukee on December 17. Joe and I have already had ours done so we should get a form in the mail from USCIS soon (LORD willing). Once we receive that form I will e-mail it to Michelle (our family coordinator), and she will make our first of two appointments in Haiti! We will get to meet our children, go to our appointment, sign more forms, and then turn around and fly home without our babies..........I'm not looking forward to that, don't think I'll do too well, who wants to meet their kids, then walk away from them? That's right.....nobody! Anyway I'll try to stay focused on the positive, it's one step closer to bringing them home and oh yeah.....WE'LL GET TO MEET OUR KIDS!!!!!!!! We'll get to hold them and tell them we love them and that LORD willing we WILL come back and get them. That will be a blessed day, so I'll not ponder on the day we have to leave Haiti but please be in prayer for me and for Joe too.
Once we get back we'll have more......you guessed it, waiting to do! Once our paper work is out of the IBESR (and they are working hard to get the dossiers processed) we will have a few more steps to complete and one more trip back to Haiti to finalize the adoption. Then we get to bring them home. Praise God! What a day that will be. It just can't get here soon enough and then when it does our family of seven will be complete.
Well that's about it, this was meant to be a really short and sweet post but I guess I had a lot more to say than I thought. Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and that you have a safe and happy new year!
"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6
We are no longer orphans because of what God did for us. With one simple act of obedience our sins were forgiven at the cross. So what are we doing with the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ? Our family has decided to take a step of faith and do what He's called us to do, to take care of widows and orphans. Our journey starts with adoption.