Friday, January 21, 2011

The Waiting Game

I'm not typically good at being patient. Sure, I'm fairly patient with our 5 kids (most of the time), but waiting for big things like court dates and embassy appointments and travel to pick up my child-not so good. At least that is the way it was when we were waiting to bring Hermela and Meron home. I had count downs of all kinds going until we finally had them home.

This time around, I am thankfully more aware that nothing in life is really on "my" schedule- which is a really good thing. Think about how badly I'd mess things up if the world revolved around my time frames and plans. God has shown us time and time again that His plans are always better than ours. Had we not figured that out (although we're constantly having to figure that out:), we'd have missed out on these cheerful smiling eyes that now wait for us.

I'll probably be writing a post in a month or so about not wanting to wait anymore to bring her home. For now, I'm thankful that we have someone to wait for again and praying for patience to continue and contentment to remain.


  1. I hear you. Waiting is sooo hard!! Praying the wait isn't too long!

  2. I totally understand (and sympathize). We just started the adoption process for Estonia. We have five adopted children already, but have never done a foreign adoption. I am excited and nervous all at the same time. And I'm dreading the wait. But I do think God teaches us a lot during waiting periods. Praying for you and yours!