"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!!


  1. Praying your call comes ASAP!!!

  2. Knowing the waiting is hard, knowing that HIS timing is perfect! Praying that you see your son's face soon and loving you along the way!

  3. May God cover you in His peace while you wait.....and may the remainder of the wait be short!

  4. I keep thinking of you because you're just ahead of us. Can you believe we're all about to "meet" our new babies. It feel too good to be true. Please know that I'm praying for you and your family during this time. I'm also really hoping we travel together!

    Katie Murray