Saturday, February 18, 2012

DTE 3 Months

Yes friends! As of today, our dossier has officially been in Ethiopia for three months. That means we've officially been a waiting family for three months. Our agency lengthened its wait times this month to 14-18 months. That means those families receiving referrals for their little guys right now have been waiting approximately 14-18 months.

That's not how long we will wait.

No, we still expect a wait much, much longer than that. Of course God could surprise us and we could see a picture of our little man sooner. But it definitely looks like it will be later rather than sooner.

Which for the girl who is struggling tao hard to learn to wait on the Lord and not have anxiety about anything is so so tough.

And that is exactly why I think God has called us to this exact thing. At this exact time.

It's also why our chain for our little man is full of scripture: to remind us that HE is at the center of all of this. It is HIS timing, not ours.

This month's scripture: Psalm 138:8 "The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O Lord, endures forever--do not abandon the works of your hands."

Our chain is already getting some length and some color to it. We'll see how it goes but we rest in the Lord!

And yes, I say it over and over again to remind myself as much as it is to remind you all.

Three months down!