"In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps." Proverbs 16:9

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Five Months DTE

I never, ever thought I would type this, but today is our 5 month DTE anniversary. When we originally mailed our dossier to Ethiopia, the expected wait time for a baby boy was 3-5 months, so I never imagined we'd still be waiting for our son at the end of August. I know God's timing is perfect, and I don't question it for a minute, but my human heart is finding this period of waiting sooooo difficult.

We're still number TWO on the waiting list and have now received our "On Deck" status (which is the last step before referral), so we know our much-anticipated call is coming soon. In fact, my heart skips a beat every single time the phone rings!

I am filled with excitement, anxiety, anticipation and very little patience right now! : ) I just cannot wait to see the face of the child God has chosen for us! We have been called halfway around the world for this special boy, and we are so anxious to know who he is!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

On Deck!!

We received word today from our adoption agency that our family is "On Deck" to receive a referral!! This means we can expect our referral call at any time now! We knew we were getting close, but its so exciting that its now official!

We are so ready to see the face of our sweet baby boy!

Monday, August 23, 2010

My Heart is Aching

Sweet baby boy,

Tonight my heart is aching for you. You are halfway around the world in an orphanage and my heart is longing to bring you home. You have a family who loves you and you don't even know it yet. I haven't seen your face, I don't know your name, but I know God has chosen you for our family. I trust His plan and His timeline. You are His first, and I will rejoice when He reveals you to us. Until then, as I attempt to wait patiently for God's goodness to unfold in our lives, I am praying for you. I pray every single day for your precious heart. That you are well loved and cared for. That you are safe and healthy. I pray for your birth family. I am so grateful for their courage, but my heart breaks at the pain they feel to let you go. I pray for God's blessings and protection to cover you. You are my son. I am coming for you just as soon as I can. I love you with all that I have.


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Almost There!

We found out last night that...

We are now number TWO on the waiting list for a baby boy!! There is one family ahead of us who has requested either a boy or girl, and then its us!! We share our place in line with two other families who have also requested baby boys, so we're all tied at number two! We know "The Call" could come as early as tomorrow, or could still be weeks away, but we're getting close and we are EXCITED!!