Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Waiting...




For any of you out there wondering, we're still waiting. Anxiously waiting on a phone call from the glorious 314 area code, saying that we can head to Ethiopia to meet our son. Yesterday I missed a phone call from this very area code. I called it back with haste, only to find out that it was a sales call. I think I'm normally pretty nice to sales people on the phone, it's not their fault that they have such a crummy job. These sales people however, called on the wrong day, from the wrong number. Disappointment, doesn't scratch the surface.

We are asked daily, several times... When are you going? How much longer? Have you heard anything yet?

Nope.

Don't get me wrong we are not discouraged! We knew, definitively, that this would be a long process. One with many unexpected expenses and delays. Now that we are down to the end of this journey we are feeling excited, anxious, and overwhelmingly joyful. Not weary. Although the thought of our son being in an orphanage is sad, we know that he is in the hands of his creator. We have asked the Lord to orchestrate this process so we can't complain about His timing.

Adoption is beautiful. Not just the end product of adoption, but the whole journey. We are so thankful for how close this is bringing our family to each other, and the Lord.

Thank you for your prayers. We know that you have been intervening on our behalf. He has heard the prayers of His people and He has been faithful. Please continue to pray for our sweet Silas. We don't get many updates on his health but we know that it is an issue. Also ask that the Lord would receive much glory through this adoption.

"But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently." -Romans 8:25