Viaje de Amor en Ingles

(A Journey of Love)

Friday, September 21, 2012

Another Week gone by

Well, it is another Friday.  Another week of silence has gone by.  Will we get an update?  We hope there is some good news.  The founder of our agency returned from Honduras at the beginning of this week.  It sounded like it was a good meeting, but what does that really mean?  The committee was supposed to meet 2 weeks ago, then last week and then we have heard sometime the last week of September. 

Since then there have been some things that have made more the process make more sense.  I read a post from another adoptive mom on why the wait is so long.  A point she made was (if you have gone through the paperchase, you understand, if not it is a long time of gathering "your life" in paperform-birth cert., marriage lisence, financial documents etc).  The adoptive world says this could take you 4-6 months.  We did it in 3-4 (ok, so crazy momma set in) we were very focused on getting it together as quick as we could b/c I knew this was the only time I could control things. Now, think about all these children that in essence need to have the same paperwork pulled together for them...ok, probably not the same financial paperwork since they won't have that, but some of these children don't have even the equivalent of a birth cert or # assigned to them.  That all has to be checked into to see if there is anyone available to care for them in their home country.  Wow, alot of work for a very few number of people available to do this job.  Please join me in prayer today praying for these people, what an overwhelming task that they have!!

God has also been laying it heavy on my heart to pray for orphan children.  Andy and I have also recently seen the softening of our girls hearts to orphans.  When I say that, let me step back and say that for quite some time it has been there but through certain situations recently we have truly seen God softening their hearts even more.  So AWESOME to see God at work.  Praying for some good news soon!!!  Thanks for following our journey with us!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

check out this blog

I have been wanting to write this for a while and just haven't made myself sit down to do it.  Part of it being avoidance in realizing that we still don't have an adoption update to give and part of it being making the time.  I wanted to share with you all about a blog i came across while following a facebook group.  it has been awesome to see the fingerprints of God on our adoption journey, usually when i need them most...funny how God works that way:)!

I was directed to this families company for t-shirts.  in wanting to find out more about them I clicked on their blog to find out their adoption journey.  Wow, it humbled me.  Just when I was thinking "poor us, why are we having to wait so long when all we want to do is welcome into our hearts, arms and lives a little girl who needs a home and a family, i read their journey. - wow, what a journey.  As is says in Jer. 29:11 "for I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.  Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me and I will hear you."  I know that our journey was laid out from before the beginning of time.  That God has led us down the path we are on at this moment in time.

The other thing that seems to be helping to get me through this journey is finding out that we shouldn't even have a number in line.  How crazy does that seem since our paperwork has now been in country for 13 months?  well, that is what we have been told.  we were accepted back in June by "slipping through the cracks".  Do I believe that statement?  No way, I believe that God pushed us through those cracks.  For those of you that are reading this and don't have your number yet, I don't mean it to sound like God didn't push yours as well.  what I do mean is that we are where we are because our daughter will be ready at the same time our paperwork will be ready.  For whatever reason, she is not ready to come home, either she is not born yet, she hasn't been abandoned yet or her paperwork has not cleared or even many other reasons.  Please be in prayer for our daughter as well as the many other families and their children as we continue to wait on word for our children to be ready  . Please also be praying for the  workers as they try to do all the work they have to do down there in caring for the children and doing all the work that goes into the paperwork to prepare children for families.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Moving On Up - Number 64

We were contacted by our agency today and told that we have been given a new number.  We have moved up to number 64.  One step closer!

Thought You'd Be Here

In August, I worked on the music library on our computers to make sure everything was up to date, etc., and in the process I deleted the "playlists" on my computer, so now and then I will go through an album and choose some of my favorite songs to create a "playlist" on my computer. This afternoon, I was listening to Wes King's "A Room Full of Stories" from the mid-90's. There was a song on the album that brought tears to my eyes for the first time. The title is "Thought You'd Be Here", and the line that really got me was "I never knew that silence could make me so deaf. I never knew that I could miss someone I never met..." The adoption process has been and will be much longer that we were originally told, and longer than we anticipated, yet throughout the process we have been reminded that God is at work. God's timing is perfect and we continue to trust him. I found a youtube video of the Wes King song, with a brief introduction from Wes King about the song.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


well, we are still waiting. This week there is to be a conversation with our lawyer and our agency to see how things are going and why we haven't heard of things recently. Even as I type this I hope that this week we hear of a new number (others are starting to hear new numbers). We are hoping that since we didn't hear numbers in August that we actually did have numbers but that they were holding them since our new paperwork had to be translated. So we may move 3, 7 or 10 or not move at all yet. In this time while we wait, we have had to redo our fingerprints and tomorrow we update our home study for USCIS and we are planning on extending our age request. During this quiet time I have tried to keep myself busy. Freezing corn today, home study tomorrow and preparing to celebrate 2 birthday's this weekend. Yes, 2 birthday's in our family in 2 days. One is a big 13...we wont mention the other :)! God we know your plans are perfect, please give us the strength to wait upon you in this time. "But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me." 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV)