We are so excited to share our Ethiopian adoption adventure, and our CRAZY lives with all of you! Our hope is that it will encourage you to step out in faith to do what God has called you to do! There are FIELDS of fatherless children waiting for someone to care for them, to love them, to tell them of JESUS' love for them...will YOU be the one??

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Holding Pattern

Yep, that's where we are..in a "holding pattern" with our adoption.  We are currently number 2..or 3...still.....sigh. 

We know there are little ones waiting...but their paperwork is being done, and that is requiring extras from the ET side of things now, so it just takes longer now to get a referral(no one said it would be easy, right?).

Then there is court closure for the summer..maybe August?  For two months.  Sigh.

So what do we do in the meantime? 

We've finished school and testing.  So now we head into a summer filled with day camps and extra curricular activities for the kiddos, but my heart is heavy...

This adoption has been so different in that I haven't obsessed about timing, etc...until NOW;)!

Somewhere in Ethiopia is a little boy or girl that will be ours.....and today I LONG to know who he/she is..

YET.  I KNOW WHO holds that child in the palm of His hand and I will wait for His perfect timing....and try to distract myself...EVERY.SECOND.OF.THE.DAY.:)


  1. Praying for you, Renae!

    Therefore the LORD waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the LORD is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him. (Isaiah 30:18)

    He is waiting, too! :-)

  2. Oh yes, the dreaded holding pattern. So hard to believe that His timing is perfect, huh!! ((hug)) Hang in there! It'll be worth it!