Waiting, Waiting, Waiting!
This is pretty much what we are up to these days;
Waiting for a referral.
Waiting to see him face to face.
Waiting to hold him close and bring him home.
Waiting for a son we don't even know.
I never thought that having to wait for something we didn't ask for in the first place would be so hard. We are already so blessed with everything we need and want, how on earth could I be longing for someone I don't know anything about? Why do I feel like a piece of my heart went missing? I believe that it is the proof that God has changed my heart. He has been molding it from the start to be filled with love for this child that will be our son. Isn't He just so awesome?
We have submitted our dossier to Ethiopia 27 months ago. Now that's a long pregnancy people! So while we wait we are getting some of our paperwork updated. It's been a longer wait then expected so our government and ET's government want fresher papers. So here we go again with millions of signatures, and copies of copies and special stamps and appointments and... You get the idea. We have been blessed with another brother in the Lord who is willing to notorize all of our paperwork for free again. Yay for a big family in Christ! Speaking of our family in Christ, tomorrow we will be sharing our story at a local church as part of AWAA outreach. Might as well do something while we're doing nothing! (said with my Napoleon Dynamite voice) :) Hopefully the testimony of God's call on our lives can touch hearts for His glory.
Our little boy Caleb doesn't need to be told twice when Daddy tells him to go "put on your boots"! He doesn't know where he's going, doesn't know how long it'll take or how much it will cost; All he knows is Daddy asked him to go spend quality time with him and that's all it takes for him to obey. We have heard the same request from our heavenly Father concerning adoption. We are embarking on this adoption adventure with Him not knowing the where and how; All we know is God wants to spend quality time with us and teach us who He is on a deeper level.