“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see” Hebrews 1:11

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Waiting and Waiting...and Still Waiting

Waiting is SO hard (the picture above is Georgia waiting for her turn at Mini Golf). Some days are easier than others, that is for sure! I would like to say that I have already mastered the art of waiting on the Lord, but I am realizing more and more that it is a lifelong process. At times I find it so hard to understand why our Homestudy took at least 4 weeks longer than it should have which leads to bitter feelings inside…if it had been completed when we thought it should have been, we would have been on a plane by now to pick up our sweet girl from China (I feel a bit like Georgia does in the picture). But then I realize that I need to surrender that thought to the Lord, which brings comfort.

I will admit this month has been a little tougher because those thoughts are arising again. I so badly wanted to bring Anela home for Christmas. But I remind myself that the Lord is IN control. He has a reason that I do not understand. Maybe I will at the end of this journey, and maybe I won’t. But when His perfect time comes, and I have Anela in my arms, that will be all that matters!

Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him. (Psalm 37:7)

Trust In the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding (Proverbs 3:5)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Here I am busy preparing the girls' room. Aren't those pink paper lanterns too cute! Georgia loves them!

I thought you might enjoy seeing this video by Matthew West, as it brought a smile to my face. This process has been very challenging, yet ALREADY rewarding. It has been a time of faith and stretching as we have learned to trust in Him more. It is amazing how many ways we have seen the hand of God as He prepares us for this exciting time of our life; He has allowed us to see more of Him and less of us. We are just counting down the days until we finally meet the little girl who He placed in our lives.

Thursday, December 1, 2011