1 John 4:19 We love because He first loved us.

Wait and help are four letter words

on February 13, 2013

Have you ever been in a hurry to get somewhere?  Invariably, it is when I am in a hurry that I will get stuck behind some big truck going 20 below the speed limit in an area that doesn’t allow me to pass.  Or, have you ever left for vacation knowing that you are going to have a long day on the road?  You’re not necessarily in a hurry, but you don’t want to be in the car with the kids going stir crazy any longer than you have to be in order to get to the good part of the trip.  Imagine you are cruising along feeling pretty good about your progress, and then you see brake lights ahead.  You end up crawling along for the next hour, and you only move forward about 2 miles.  It’s so frustrating!  You’re still moving forward, but you feel like you aren’t.  You know you’re still going to get there, but it won’t be when you wanted to or when you had planned to.  If you can relate to this at all, you can understand how I feel in our adoption process right now.  We aren’t stopped. Praise God!  We are just moving so much slower than I want to due to circumstances outside my control. Praise God.(Really trying to mean that!)  Things continue to change in Haiti.  They are really working hard to revamp their adoption system, and these changes are good.  However, one of the consequences of all these changes is that we are going through this wait, go, wait, go process all the time.  Every time they say they are implementing something new, we have to wait and see how it is going to affect us before we can proceed further.  We are also at a point where we will need to come up with a large portion of the money that it will take to complete our adoption.  Up to this point, we have had to pay things in smaller chunks with some time in between.  Now we are to the point where we have to admit that we need help.  I hate needing help.  I could write a whole other blog on how the Lord has been working on me in this area.  God says that in our weakness He is made strong.  If I am unwilling to admit my weakness, I am unwilling to let God’s strength sustain me.  OUCH!  I am excited to see how God is going to show His great strength and provision for this dream He has planted in our hearts.  We are so grateful for many of you who have already been a part of His provision for us!  If you are reading this and you would like a way to help, we are selling our tshirts again.  People have loved them so much, and we have had many requests from those who missed out the first time we sold them.  You can click on the Simply Love tshirt fundraiser tab on the right hand side of this page to see and order them.  Thanks for walking(and sometimes crawling) with us on this journey of adoption.


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