Monday, November 2, 2009

The Wait

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

We've had lots of people asking how the adoption is going, and right now, all we can do is wait! As we wait, sometimes "the call" feels like it is coming any minute, other times it feels like it is light years away. This verse keeps coming to mind and has been so encouraging - He has a plan! It is already made, and will come to be in His perfect timing.

I am in this great Bible Study (Beth Moore) right now and was reading tonight about "how we are not called to live easy lives, but to live purposeful lives." I love this because so many times I just wish things were easier. But when it's all over, I would much rather have fulfilled my calling then serve myself.

So, I will wait and be greatful for this incredible journey and enjoy the ride!


  1. The wait is similar to being pregnant...except more open-ended! At least, that is how I am thinking of it for you. I remember the times when Andrea and Adam were waiting and she and I looked at nursery bedding on the internet and other things.. in anticipation of the "day" the wait would become reality. I can't wait for that day for you too!!!

  2. Thanks for posting an update, I have been praying for you everyday. I think waiting is one of the most difficult things to do because it's so unpredictable and frustrating. However, God has allowed this time of waiting for you and Kip, so He can do a work in your hearts as you prepare to become parents. Here are a few verses that will encourage while you wait in expectation of THE phone call.

    Psalm 5
    1 Give ear to my words, O LORD,
    consider my sighing.

    2 Listen to my cry for help,
    my King and my God,
    for to you I pray.

    3 In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice;
    in the morning I lay my requests
    before you and wait in expectation.