Saturday, November 3, 2012

October Numbers

Boys List: 55 ( no movement)
Girls List: 71 ( down 1)
Siblings List: 29 (up 3 - families expanded their parameters)

Discouraged.  Impatient.  Sad.  Confused.  Desperate.

Yet still clinging on to hope.  Lots and lots of hope.  And faith. 

But if you see me and ask about our adoption, the wait or our numbers, please understand that if I stumble through my words or my eyes well with tears, it's not because you said something wrong or I don't want to talk about it.  I do want to talk about it and I love talking about it.  It's just that it's hard.  Really, really hard. 

Despite it being hard, we know God is faithful. 
While we can't yet understand the reason's why it's taking so long, we know that one day, just as it was when Gabe came home, the tears, the fears and the hurt will all be worth it. 

Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm,
for God can be trusted to keep his promise."
- Hebrews 10:23

1 comment: said...

Lord Jesus, calm Meredith's heart. Comfort her in this time of waiting. Help her to trust in your timing and in the good that you are planning for her family and her child. Pray for her child(ren) wherever they may be that they are safe, healthy, and happy as they can be. Help us as we journey with you in obedience to your call to nurture children and comfort us when we're sad or impatient. Remind us it isn't about us, it's about you and your children that you graciously allow us to raise. Amen.