and loving toward all he made."
Psalm 145:13 (NIV)
We received some really disappointing news on Friday. One of our soon-to-be son's friends from his orphanage was scheduled for court in Ethiopia. At the very last minute, the hearing was canceled. Sigh.
"M3" has an incredible family desperately waiting to bring her home and unless something BIG happens, they'll be waiting another month before their next court date.
It's all really hard to understand. As parents-in-waiting, we understand God's timing is best and truly we do trust that. It just doesn't make it any easier knowing how long our kiddos have already waited.
One of our adoption friends recently brought home her new son and daughter. Her precious three year-old son shared with his new mama about how he and his sister cried because they wanted their new family to bring them home.
On another sad note, our agency let us know that the delay that happened on Friday could potentially affect our court date on Tuesday the 24th in Ethiopia. Oh, how I hope that's not the case.
There are so many, many children worldwide aching for the love and nurturing care of a family.
That reality just makes me cry. I'm so thankful they aren't alone, that God is watching over them 24x7.
That said, I do believe that God is moved by the faithful prayers of His children. Please keep praying for all of the children. Please pray for beautiful little "M3," that she would continue to trust that her new family loves her and is coming just as soon as they possibly can. And, that her court date would be pulled in.
Please pray for our sweet Luke M., that he would know that same truth. Please pray that God's favor would be shown on their behalf. That all roadblocks preventing our children from coming home would be removed, and that in the process, God would be glorified.
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. You are such a blessing to us. May God shower His abundant love and grace upon you, my Friend! Thanks for being a part of this amazing adventure with us. :-)
A faithful God and praying friends keep me LIVING A BLESSED LIFE!
With hope & faith in a mighty God,