Wednesday, November 9, 2011


We got an email that told us meeting J in 2011 is not going to happen.  So, short of a miracle (which God can do anything) we will be meeting him sometime in 2012.  We are praying it is sooner rather than later in 2012!! To say that we are sad is an understatement. Thankfully we have a good support system of friends and family who are such an encouragement and blessing to us!  When we got the email I had just finished re-reading chapter 1 of  One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp in preparation for a Bible study I will be participating in this fall. Thankfully what came back to me from chapter 1 as I read the email was this:

There's a reason I am not writing the story and God is. He knows how it all works out, where it all leads, what it all means.  I don't. (page 21)

We know God is in control of this whole process but it is a daily choice for us to trust because we don't understand and honestly we would write it differently if we could! The times that grow our faith are not the easy times in life and we know that and we are thankful that we serve a God who loves J more than we do and is working all things for our good!  My friend, Rachel, sent me this scripture.

But as for me, my prayer is to you, O Lord.  At an acceptable time, O God, in the abundance of your steadfast love answer me in your saving faithfulness.
Psalm 69:13 ESV

We know that at the right time J will be coming home. Please pray for J and the affidavit that is needed.  Please pray for us!



  1. You guys (and J) are always in my thoughts!!! We will be there with bells on when he comes home!

  2. Thanks, Karen!! I am so thankful for other mommas who know what it is like!! :)

  3. I'm not sure what is worse, waiting and knowing who your child is or waiting and not knowing who your child is.
    Choosing daily to trust is the only way and I know although the road is long and seems uncertain at times I choose trust every time b/c of the peace associated with it.
    Love you girl, keep hanging.