Monday, October 19, 2009
Happy Birthday, Baby
Today we send birthday wishes to our sweet girl in Africa...Baby turns three today! It's hard to believe.
This adoption journey has been so long. It is one thing to go through the process of paperwork, home studies, interviews, etc. and then wait for a baby to be born. It is an entirely different thing to KNOW your baby and then wait those same years. In the meantime, she is growing, bonding with her family that cares for her and the world turns...we wait.
We would have loved to have had these last three years. I would have loved to hug her, cuddle her, bathe her, diaper her and sing lullabies to her. (I'm pretty sure I could still do that...she just will take up a bit more space in my arms.)
What I know is this...the Lord placed this little girl in our hearts. We love her in a way that is indescribable.
We continue to wait.
We have no idea what the Lord is up to. These things we do know...
-He is in control.
-He knows what is going on.
-We need to walk out in all the things He has called us to do...mentoring young leaders, lead a YWAM work, raise our children in the ways of God, etc.
-He who called us is faithful.
-He will complete what He started.
-We will continue to serve, with JOY, no matter the outcome.
-He is trustworthy.
These days we pray for a resolution. We also ask for the Lord to continue to guard all hearts involved. Yes. We are still pursuing Baby. We covet your prayers.
Please join with us, as we celebrate this beautiful life and all that God has in store.
"Before I shaped you in the womb, I knew all about you. Before you saw the light of day, I had holy plans for you."
-Jeremiah 1:5 (The Message)
Happy Birthday Baby!