Thursday, January 29, 2009

Looking forward

Looking back to May '08 when we received our referral and then our first court date in June....I remember thinking there is no way I can wait a whole month to bring these babies home....and as closures and rainy seasons continued our wait through the summer....and as a new document delayed us further through the fall and winter....today we await our next court date ...March 24th. Spring. Wow. This court date will be a full 10 months since our referral. The pain of missing our babies... and the hurt I carry for them having even one more day without their family...well that pain never leaves. But I am so grateful that I still can walk these days with peace in my heart.

Isaiah 64 For when YOU did awesome things that we did not expect, YOU came down, and the mountains trembled before YOU. Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any GOD besides YOU, WHO acts on behalf of those who wait for HIM.

So we continue to wait. And to look forward. To the day that b and y can come home.

13 comments:

Ellen Enright said...

I'm so sorry. Y'all are in my thoughts and prayers tonight.

Melinda said...

My prayers are with you. I know what you are feeling and it is so devestating knowing months are going by while your child/children wait for you. Here is a scripture that has spoke to me during the wait. We just passed today after 9 months of waiting.
James 1:2-6 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 you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.

Sarah and Davis said...

We too got reassigned to March 24. We are praying for a miracle next week as our case is complete and lacks nothing to be approved. MOWA just needs to be open!!!

I think of you so often. I feel like I don't have the strength for even one more step in this process. I'm just so weary. I can't imagine how you must feel at this point. We're only on round 3. You continue to be in our prayers.

Jen said...

We are praying for you. You have shown such grace in waiting.

emily said...

We are so blessed to be witness to your willingness to obey, to rest, to trust, to encourage others in the midst of this wait. I can't imagine the pain, but know He is using you. We pray in confidence that this will be the court date that officially confirms what has already been in your heart for so long now!

coffeemom said...

I can't even guess at how hard this is. But know that so many of us, and I, hold you and will hold on in prayer during this whole time of waiting. If nothing else, your graceful (tho aching) waiting is an example to so many, and me, who is so very bad at it all. God bless you. M

The Albertsons said...

I'm just crying out to God on your behalf... for strength, for mercy, for his peace to wash over you every time anxiety or sadness tries to overcome you... that He would continue to hold you up... to whisper to you that you ARE these babies' parents, and that you have the privilege to pray for them and give them dignity until the blessed day when you can hold them in your arms... praying...
becca

DrewCareyShow said...

Oh, I am so so so so sad for you. I wish I had the words... but I stand amazed by your faith and faithfulness. May the time pass quickly (again) and may you continue to be overcome with a peace that passes understanding... Much love...

Kristy -Mom To 6 Blessings said...

Your family is in my heart and in my prayers. I am hurting for you right along with you and am amazed at your peace that surpasses ALL understanding.
Blessings to your family!
Love,
Kristy

J, A and T said...

Thinking and praying for you guys!

Single PAP said...

7 court dates? wow.. what amazing strength you must have to manage that wait. hope mar 24 goes well.

Sarah and Davis said...

Hey guys! Not sure if you are blogging right now but we wanted to loop you in on this. We are hosting a blog prayer vigil tomorrow, Wednesday, 2/11. We’ve asked people to pray throughout the day and then specifically at 6:30pm PST. We’d love to have you join us. Please see our blog for more on this. We know God hears His people when they cry out to Him and we are hopeful that God will remove any and all obstacles that are keeping children from being united with their forever families.

I will make it a point to lift up your family in particular tomorrow.

Erica said...

Wow. I can't even imagine. I love the verse Melinda posted. This is a trial and it will be SO amazing to see what God has in store for your sweet kids and your whole family.