Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Hurry Up and Wait

That is the best way to explain adoption.  Any of you who have experienced adoption know this.  During an adoption you will go through periods of pure craziness and periods of nothingness.  The craziness happens when you are collecting paperwork and preparing to travel.  The nothingness happens when waiting for a referral or to travel.  With the adoption of Nolen we waited for almost 18 months and then one day out of the blue the phone rang and we began our hurry up time.
Right now God has told us to wait.  We are still adopting the twins, however it appears it will be the fall before we are able to travel to bring them home.  Why this is so I do not fully understand and what I do understand I can't tell you.  What I do know for sure is that God is at work.  He is preparing the girls and our family for our union.  Even though all of this waiting is difficult there are some aspects that are good.  Hopefully traveling in the fall will mean airfare will decrease.  Also, every month we wait is another month we have to save to be able to pay for the adoption.  However, I long to see my daughters more than I can explain.
What can you do for us during this time?  The only thing right now you can do is pray for a specific situation that needs to work out.

I have been seeking comfort in James 1: 2-4
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.  Perseverance must finish its work so that yo may be mature and compete, not lacking anything.


  1. This post reminds me of an article I cut out of a magazine years ago and keep tucked in the back of my Bible. It was written by a former coworker who was a missionary in Russia. One morning he rushed to get out of the apt building to get to language class and the elevator got stuck. He called that time "God's waiting room". For an hour, God had Doug's undivided attention. This article reminds me how hard it is to wait on God. In our "I must have it now society", waiting is difficult. I will continue to pray for your twins and the adoption process. And also that God will be using this time of waiting to further prepare your family for their arrival.

  2. Waiting with you and longing to have our girls home in our arms...

    Mom and Dad
    Nana & Papa to 7 Doodlebugs