Tuesday, September 23, 2008

5 Months Waiting



Tomorrow (the 24th) marks 5 Months of waiting for a referral for our adoption. Our agency (Gladney) estimates that the wait time for referral is 3-5 Months. We are on the long end of that wait time and we realize that this is just an average. There are so many variables in International adoption and we knew that when we began this journey, we did think that our request for a toddler (age 0-36 months) would mean that we would get a referral quicker. It was a little disheartening to see a referral Friday for someone that was on the waitlist after us, but I know that there are still families on the waitlist that have been waiting longer than we have also.

I was so encouraged by a blog post by our friends the Roberts Family. They reminded me of a verse in Habakkuk. The verse is in the context of a vision, but I think it is appropriate to any situation in which we want to hurry God's timetable and are anxious: Habakkuk 2:3

"For the vision awaits its appointed time;
it hastens to the end-it will not lie.
If it seems slow, wait for it:
it will surely come; it will not delay"


I thank God for his daily reminders of his grace, his mercies are new every morning, great is his faithfulness.

9 comments:

CHRISTY said...

Thanks for your encouraging comments! I know that you certainly can relate to the volume of emotions this wait has brought. This is hard, but I feel confident in the end it will be worth it. I am so thankful that this was a definitive call for our family. Recalling the scriptures that God laid on our hearts in the beginning have has brought us great comfort. We're rooting for you and we will be thrilled when we see you change pages on that darned FBI list! Have a great day!

emily said...

You guys have waited with grace and I can't wait to celebrate your referral with you!

~Laura~ said...

praying that your call comes VERY VERY SOON!

Lori S said...

Wow, you HAVE been waiting a long time! God has the perfect child for your family in Ethiopia. What a wonderful day it will be when you get the referral call and beautiful pictures! God bless! I pray it will be soon!

Cindy said...

Hoping that you get happy news very soon!

The Albertsons said...

Praying for your hearts as you wait upon the Lord for his perfect timing... it's not easy, I know...
love
becca

sparkz said...

Any news today?

Lori S said...

I thought I'd check your blog for any 'updates' today (Friday). I was really hoping to read about your referral. Still thinking about you and your long wait--ugh!

The Reed's Adoption Journey said...

I am praying for you! Jerimiah 29:11 always helped me stay focused. So glad to have "met" you.