our story

THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011

the wait

A season of waiting can be a very good thing.SONY DSC
Thank God for this gift too wonderful for words!  
2 Corinthians 9:15

After years of trying to start a family.  We were led to adopt from China with the hope of bringing home a daughter as our first child but we didn’t know the plans.


For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.   Jeremiah 29:11CJ
While we waited for China, God nudged us towards domestic adoption.  We were uncertain about how far we should dive into that process.  So we did the bare minimum and left the rest to God.  
9 months later we were blessed with a son.

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.  
Ephesians 3:20
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We were mostly content.  
We had a son, and now we waited for our daughter.  We suspected we were being called to add more children to our family through adoption.  God added to our family but through pregnancy.


My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts, says the Lord. And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. Isaiah 55:8 
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As you can see, we are thankful for this long wait.  
And yes, we still feel called to wait for our daughter in China.  We’re not exactly sure how or when we will find her but we do feel that He will show us her face when His time right.  So far His timing has been more than perfect

When we started this adoption journey we never imagined being blessed with two sons first. Their timings have been perfect.  We know our daughter’s will be too. We are content in our waiting.

Wait for the LORD;
   be strong and take heart
   and wait for the LORD.  
Psalm 27:14