Wednesday, October 21, 2009

adoption update (or not)

Imagine if you will, a photo posted here of a handsome Ethiopian boy with big brown eyes and a beautiful smile. Oh how I wish we could share our latest photo of "M." :-(

So, our update is—like many other families—we are still waiting.

The courts opened after an extended closure. Some families were reassigned new court dates, so things are a bit backed up right now. Our agency expects our court date to be assigned any time now. Possibly this week. We'll see.

The director of our son's orphanage recently returned from another trip to ET. She said that "M" is "doing really well, but is quite ready to come home." Sigh. We are quite ready for him to come home! :-)

We truly do trust God's timing and know it is always, always perfect. That doesn't make the wait any easier.

We pray that God is protecting him and keeping him well. We pray that God is preparing his heart for all of the loss and changes he has yet to experience. We know that God is working in our hearts and preparing us for the exciting adventure ahead.

That said, it's still very hard to wait. It's hard to see our little boy quickly growing up with every new photo we receive.

I have many friends in the adoption world who are also waiting to bring their children home. Some have experienced devastating delay after delay. It's a tough thing, especially for the orphans waiting to be claimed.

Please continue to pray with us for all of the waiting children worldwide—that they will know God's love and provision for them and that all of their paperwork, court dates, etc. will go smoothly.

God is good. All thing time.

May He bless you abundantly today. You are loved and oh-so-valued. Keep LIVING A BLESSED LIFE!

Sending germ-free hugs & blessings your way,


Chantelle said...

Waiting and waiting (and waiting) right there with ya Amy!!! ((hug))

Wendy @ All in a Day's Thought said...

I will continue to pray for you in the wait. I have so much respect for you.
~ Wendy

Football & Fried Rice said...

There are a few Ethiopian faces *I* am waiting to see - though not a fervently as you, I know!! Praying in the waiting.....

Becky Ryder said...

Thank you for the encouragement!! We know God's timing is going to bring the best blessings we could ever imagine.

I know none of these delays are shocks to God! At least we get updates and new info on our boys:)

Here's to praying for both our court dates!!

Christy. said...

Waiting, it's SO hard!! :0) Praying for you as you wait! This waiting is getting to me something awful over here!

emily said...

He is good, ALL the time!! Waiting is hard though, so hard. Can't wait to hear you have a date. :)

chicknboy said...

you know I'm praying for y'all and for M...and I simply cannot wait to see his precious face -plastered all over this blog once he is officially yours! :)

TanyaLea said...

Waiting right along with ya, my friend! :) ...and pray'in along with you, too!! <><

Can't WAIT til you can post photos of your M!! :)

Blessings and 'germ-free' hugs to you, too!! ;)

Joy Portis said...

Trusting in His perfect timing with you, but praying it's SOON!!!! Can't wait to see him in your arms!

Paul and Angela said...

How exciting that your adopted child and bio child will be the same age! We also have "artificial twins". Our bio daughter and adoptive son are 2 months apart. It's so much fun!

strandfam said...

Praying for you friend and your beautiful boy!! Love you!

Amy said...

Praying for your family right now!