Tuesday, May 8, 2012
What's the Hold-Up?
A lot of people are asking me that lately, in regards to our current adoption. I cannot go into details publicly, but in the end, the wait is for the best. Yes the wait in adoption is hard, and even harder for the children who just wait longer and longer without a family. We would love your prayers for all the "hard". But in the end, the things we are waiting for are necessary and for the best. We try to cling to that during this time.
Amidst the uncertainties and the waiting, we really need your continued prayers. Most importantly pray for Pearl and Spunky while they continue to wait without a family. It is ALL "uphill" until the moment you land on US soil on the plane. It is hard to know how to live in both of these realms at the same time--the one realm where we are living with 3 awesome kiddos and experiencing joy and growth, especially in light of the addition of Duncan to our family. . . and the other realm filled with heartache, longing, uncertainty, desperate prayers. . . Every day is bittersweet. I admit I don't know how to be fully 100% present "here". . . I'm sure a lot of you other adoptive parents can relate to that feeling of just trying to keep your head above water. Any words of wisdom on that? Just trying to hold onto God's promise that during the HARD, He promises to be WITH US. He doesn't promise an easy road--this life is not meant to be easy. It WILL be hard. He promises us HIMSELF.
And we cling to the promise that HE is "Father to the fatherless" and He is ever-present in those precious little lives.
Prayers appreciated for all the loose ends of our case to come together (slow and steady to ensure an ethical adoption). . . for truth to reign where falsehoods have been spread. . . also for Ugandan adoptions as a whole--for the other children who truly need adoptive families to be able to have them whether they are local or international families. . . for children who have opportunities to be reunited with a relative who would care for them to have that opportunity. . . You can get a good idea of issues and such that need support and prayers by going to A Child's Voice (you can also like them on Facebook)-a new organization working toward the betterment of the children and adoptions in Uganda. (If you are a prospective adoptive parent with any interest in Ugandan adoption, I think it is a must-read!)