Psalm 23:6 (NLT)
Ah, my two sweet girls. I had to grab my camera when I saw them snuggled up on the couch together yesterday. Hard to believe that just 20 minutes earlier they were screaming at the top of their lungs trying to convince me that the other one was lying. It's amazing what a little time can do.
Today, my heart is a wreck. I heard from a friend that the court dates in Ethiopia are now being scheduled for October. This means that those families who do pass their first court day won't travel until the end of November. Being that we are still awaiting our son's official referral, traveling before Christmas may not be an option.
We have been through the adoption process before and know that it's full of unknowns and unexpected delays. We trust that God's timing is perfect. However, our hearts are aching (crying) for our son who has been waiting for his family for over 18 months already now. We just can't imagine all that he has been through.
Our hearts are aching for the other children around the world waiting for their forever families to bring them home. We pray that God would continue to provide for them and protect them during the wait.
We are also praying for all of the children who have yet to be found by their forever families. We pray that God would give them hope and that He would bless them with strong friendships to would nourish their spirits. Rather than feeling abandoned and alone, we pray that they would know God's great love for them.
As tears fall on behalf of all children in need, I try to remember that time on this planet is truly irrelevant. God's timing is perfect and though we cannot see much of what He is doing, He is working on our behalf and for our good. I long to have an eternal focus and trust that all of this will work out.
Will you please join me in praying for the 147 million orphans worldwide today, my Friend? I do believe that prayer can move mountains and God does work miracles. Thank you. :-)
Trusting Him that children everywhere will know the joy of LIVING A BLESSED LIFE!