Friday, January 13, 2012

4 Months Waiting

I don't have anything eloquent to say about 4 months of waiting; no deep thoughts, uplifting scripture verses or enlightening quotes to share. 
So I'll just be blunt.  Waiting on a list to be matched with a child while there are more than 150 million orphans waiting for a family stinks.  Being bound by birth order guidelines when you would love to open your heart to a child of any age seems ridiculous.  Watching other people bring home their little children while you're still waiting seems unfair.  Deeply loving a child that you don't know; their gender, birth date, the color of their eyes or the glow of their smile seems impossible but accurate. 
Four months in and so many more to go.  God put us on this path for a reason and hopefully we'll figure some of it out during the wait.

As for Gabriel... he's waiting too.

photograph by Erica Cambarare Photography


Alison said...

The wait is hard. I totally understand the emotions especially as we are about to hit month 16 of waiting! Glad you are 4 months closer to your sweet child!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Does Gabe have DS?
We are adopting a precious special needs boy from Russia who is his spitting image!
Mary, mama to 5 and adopting 2 more