Friday, May 1, 2009

The Blessings in Waiting

Dear Friends, As we mark another week off the calendar in waiting, I have prayed for God to change my perception of this time. Here are some of the positives that I can see: 1. Waiting allows my family to reflect on how God is our ultimate provider. Molly and Blake often comment on "when are we getting our brother and sister?" They are learning (and we're getting reinforcement!) that God gives us what we need, when we need it. 2. I got a minivan to put everyone in! 3. I reflect on what it must be like to be an orphan. For those little ones out there waiting for a family, our time waiting is nothing in comparison. I pray more for them. 4. We're given more time to get everything else in our lives more in order including but not limited to alphabetizing spices, career changes and moving. 5. As we wait, we are given opportunity to share with people we meet along the way God's grace through adoption. Spread a little adoption bug. 6. I will be finished with grad school and no more studying by the time I get my kids! To be continued...

1 comment:

  1. Just stumbled on your blog. Sounds like we have a lot in commong. 1. adoptiong hopefully two children from Rwanda (our paperwork arrived at the end of March on the ministers desk). 2. major career changes. 3. grad school 4. moving (we will probably be relocating this summer) and 5. having a hard time waiting... ughhh... we started this process last august and the wait is getting awfully redundant! Here's to hoping you get news soon! Sincerely, Alisha (