Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Waiting on the Lord.....

Today I looked at our "ticker" on this blog to see how long we have been waiting.  As of today, it has been 1 year, 4 months and 4 days since we received our referral for Isaac.  Plus we started the paperwork 5 1/2 months prior to that date.  Waiting is exhausting!!!!! 

I recently came across notes from a sermon that Pastor David preached on September 25, 2011.  I rarely take notes but this was early in our adoption process and I knew I would need this reminder later.
Link to message: http://www.longhollow.com/messages/series/49?media=video&message=436

Key points from my notes:
Times of waiting are not periods of inactivity. (What to do while you wait.)
1. Obey the Lord while you wait.
     -practice obedience
     -love and forgive
2. Fellowship with other believers while you wait.
    -isolation is dangerous to our spiritual health
    -not just about believing but belonging
3. Pray constantly while you wait.
    we are not in control but God is!
    prayer is about surrender
4. Study God's word while you wait.

We keep reminding ourselves that this adoption journey is all on God's time and not ours.  We are in the last Haitian step of the adoption. We are hoping to hear that we exit MOI very soon. Then it is passport, Visa appt and then HOME!!!!  Thanks for your prayers.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Merry Christmas Isaac!

Last Christmas we hung Isaac's ornament on the tree, thinking.....surely he will be home next year.  Here we are a year later and hanging the same ornament and thinking the same thought.  We are so happy for the progress that we have made with our adoption process but we are impatiently waiting for his homecoming.  The holidays are especially difficult to be away from your child but we know that it is God's timeline...not ours!

Isaac has been very healthy this past year and gained ten pounds since arriving at the orphanage.  We are so happy that he is getting such great care, being fed very well and even getting to attend school. 

Isaac in his school uniform (front right with hands in pocket).
Please pray for swift movement with our adoption process. Pray that Isaac knows we are coming back. 

Merry Christmas Isaac!!! We love and miss you!