Friday, February 12, 2010

3 Days

I can't believe our court date is only 3 days and 15 hours away! I am praying, begging and pleading with God to let this be the day we officially become parents to the precious baby boy we have been staring at for the last 8 months. As I was laying in bed last night at 1:00 in the morning and not able to sleep the thought hit me, our whole world could possibly be changed in less than 2 months. We will fly 1/2 way around the world to a foreign country and will be given a 10 month old baby boy and sent on our way. Minor panic started to set in, not only for the 17 hour plane ride (not a fan) but also for the 4 days in a hotel with a baby trying to bond. I know this is just Satans way of taking the joy out of our journey and I know everything will be great when we get there but for that brief moment I thought to myself "am I ready for this". Truth is I am beyond ready and was just letting my imagination get the best of me (or better yet Satan). I have been preparing for this moment for almost 2 years now with the adoption and about 4 years now planning for our family. As I am writing this post I am thinking what a journey we have been on! I am so thankful I have God on my side because I would have never made it through this journey and grown as much as I have in the last 2 years without him. Please pray with us that God blesses us with the gift of our son officially on the 16th. Our case will go before a judge in Ethiopia on Monday night the 15th while we sleep (while you sleep, I don't think I will be sleeping much). This is all in His hands and He will take care of us. I have a calendar on my desk at work by Stormie Omartian that has prayers and scriptures every month. The prayer for February is so appropriate for what we are going through:

"Lord, I put my hope in You. I submit my life to You. Help me to pray about everything and trust in You in every part of my life."

The scripture I have been reading multiple times a day:

"My soul, wait silently for God alone, for my expectation comes from Him." - Psalm 62:5

This is what I will do wait for God to bring my family together. Tuesday is our day! Please God let Tuesday be our day!


jamullins said...

Praying for your court date! And praying you have a wonderful trip! You will love Addis. I wasn't ready to come home. :)

Ryan and Ashlie said...

Praying for your court date and peace about your trip!!!! =) I can feel your happiness and cannot wait to congratulate you!!!!!!

The Williams Family Blog said...

can't wait to hear you passed!!! and don't fret!! I remember last year when we arrived in ethiopia and to our guest home that I just stood there kinda numb realizing that in a matter of hours I would be holding Yonni and then I just started crying asking scott, "what are we doing???" and then it passed and the rest is history!!!