Wednesday, December 29, 2010

9 months... and counting-The Blessings

I suppose that if this were a pregnancy I'd be feeling rather uncomfortable about now. We have been in the process and pursuit of adoption for nine months now. Instead, I am very comfortable and pleased with where God has us right now. God placed the orphan crisis in my heart when I was about 10 years old. We have been planning to adopt since before we were married. God really put the calling on our hearts in the early months of 2010 and we began to research and plan.
As I look back at 2010 the year has been packed full of ups, downs, lessons, and abundant blessings. Though each step of the process seemed to take a year; looking back the time has really gone quickly. I am thankful for all of the experiences and lessons God has worked in and through us this year. He is readying our hearts for parenthood.
Nine months have passed since we started to picture our son and dream about him. We patiently wait upon the Lord to bless us with a son from Ethiopia as we take comfort in knowing that God's timing is perfect. Each day we know that we are getting closer and we pray for our son and the new blessings in 2011.
Instead of pregnancy pictures I will post this:

This is an old chest of drawers we had and decorated for the little man. It contains all of the adoption paperwork (that has grown each month). We have also put a few items that were given to us for him inside the drawers.

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