Tuesday, November 25, 2008



Okay, so I threw a hissy fit last night. Tears, nasty attitude, the whole bit. Now I'm eating a big ol' slice of humble pie. Ala mode.

Huge congratulations to Sunday and Kristi. Just in time for Thanksgiving!

A Thousand Years

But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping in promises, as some understand slowness.... 2 Peter 3:8-9

The text refers to the Lord's return, but the truth is still the same when applied to any sort of waiting. Especially when the waiting feels like a thousand years....

(Could we really be Number 6??)

Friday, November 14, 2008

Going Batty

I am seriously going nuts with waiting right now. I'm not anxious, I'm just pulling my hair out! The Lord knew what He was doing -- doesn't He always?? -- when He pulled us from the 6-8 month wait of the Vietnam program. Its been at least three weeks since the last referral and it feels like an eternity. Makes me feel like a big baby. Baby? Did someone say "baby"?! Ackk!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

A Link and An Update

You may have noticed the image I have on the sidebar for a little girl named Abby. Abby is one of the children brought home through AGCI's Guatemala program. Not long after coming home, she was diagnosed with leukemia. Her story, shared by her parents on their family blog, is pretty remarkable, as is she. Her parents are true soldiers of God, as is evidenced by a posting on her father's blog today. I link to it here because it is such a testament of God's grace...a reminder we could all use daily.

There have been some significant miracles in our adoption circle this week: several families who were initially warned that their cases would likely not pass court due to the new processes did indeed pass. It was truly a work of God on their behalf. Some have been waiting since last spring. We are still praying for the families who didn't pass and for those who are waiting for court dates.

I am aware of only one referral (on the boys' list) these past two weeks, so those of us waiting are indeed truly waiting. And waiting. And waiting. I think I get spoiled by the huge floods of referrals that come through. During the dry times I simply go crazy. Fortunately, for this circumstance, life is ridiculously busy so I can't focus on the craziness for very long before something else beckons. Usually something in the form of one of my children.

We are supposed to be emailed our current, official waitlist numbers this week, but I'm thinking its probably not going to happen. Our dear case worker, Julie, is at this very moment in Ethiopia tackling a "day care" renovation, (I wish I could post pictures. Does anyone know if its okay to post the pictures of the day care?) some work at Hannah's Hope, and possibly fact-finding about the new policies, etc. Lucky! Not so lucky is Case Worker Christy, who is left to manage all her crazy waiting mommies as well as Julie's. Poor woman! Anyway, I'm handling the delay fine because we crazy waiting mommies are PROS at deducing our numbers ahead of time.

And that's all I've got to report right now!

PS I keep thinking about creating a blogroll of the many wonderful AGCI families, but there are just so many that I'm worried I would leave someone out. They are always such a source of encouragement to me -- they speak volumes that I cannot even express about WHY we are adopting and the blessings of growing one's family through adoption. Its on my to-do list. Really.