I keep waiting, hoping I’ll have something wonderful to share. So far, very little has changed in our case. BUT, there is something…
I confess…there are moments when I’ve wanted to quit. It is just hard, sometimes. I’ve even questioned my Father, “Are you sure this is what you want for us?” Questions fill my mind. Why? Why is it taking so long? When? When we will hear good news? What? What is our agency doing? I look at those big, brown eyes and my heart breaks, again. Tears flow freely and frequently.
I’m learning to give thanks in all things. Not to just “look for the silver lining” but to give thanks even when it looks like nothing good is happening. I’m not there yet! But I know that my Father is good and all that He does is good. He is the giver of all good things.
We’ve been doing a lot of research on other families with cases similar to ours. Recently, we learned that 5 families were able to complete their adoptions even though their kids were from the same region as ours. We sent all the info to our agency and they talked directly to the agencies involved. We’ve been able to have some good conversations with our agency in WA state and also with our Ethiopian rep. We are hoping and praying that the precedent set by these families will extend to us. It isn’t much, but it is something. No matter how small, it is something.
Keep praying. Hopefully, K and M will be home soon.