For more than twenty minutes I have been trying to figure out what to write. For almost two days I have been trying to find the right words. All my heart wants to do is praise our father in heaven for fulfilling his promise to show love, to provide, to bring to completion the things he works in us.
The adoption process is very much a process of waiting. You wait to complete a home study. You wait to be matched with a child. You wait for approvals of various kinds. You wait for a court date. You wait for a final ruling. You wait for a date to travel. You wait to bring a child home.
All the while a child waits. A child waits to be chosen. A child waits to hear the words "You are loved!" A child waits to be a son, a daughter, a brother or sister.
"He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry.
The LORD sets prisoners free, the LORD gives sight to the blind, the LORD lifts up those who are bowed down, the LORD loves the righteous.
The LORD watches over the alien and sustains the fatherless and the widow."
Today one less child waits for a family of his own! Today our family has grown. Today I am the mother of four sons. Today the only thing we wait for is permission to travel and bring home our son. Today and every day we give thanks to God who has kept every promise, met each need and carried us on the days we had nothing left to offer.
"Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever."
Please pray with us as we look ahead to the day we will bring him home. For the preparations, my folks who will care for our children, for "Walter" and for God's timing in our travel. All of this to his glory! And thank you again for lifting us up. Your prayers are a great blessing!