As for me, I know of nothing else but miracles. - Walt Whitman

Monday, June 13, 2011


In this fast-paced world, we are used to instant gratification. We have fast food, fast cars, and fast computers. We have super-highways and cell phones. We have fast internet service, which supplies us with boatloads of information right at our fingertips. We are used to getting what we want, when we want it. We don't want to wait. We think everything should move at our rate of speed.

The adoption world certainly doesn't follow our time lines. And I am learning to appreciate that. When we started the adoption process, I thought that we would most certainly be home with our child sometime during the summer of 2010. And here we are a year later, still waiting on our referral. But obviously, God does not work according to our preferences; He works out that which is best for us. If God would have listened and provided according to our wishes, we would already be home with our child. But it would be the wrong child. You see, God knew from the beginning which child would be ours. He had a plan for that specific child to become a part of our family before the baby was conceived. And I am willing to wait to see God's perfect plan unfold in our lives. It will come to pass just when it is supposed to. I believe that in the middle of this lightning-speed life, God is telling us to stop and focus. "Be still and know that I am God." Psalm 46:10. Let the crazy world go on around you; I have specific plans for you. They may take time, but they will be perfect.

And so, I am willing to wait. As long as it takes. It may not always be easy, but as James 1:3 states, "....the trying of your faith worketh patience". Also, "....tribulation worketh patience; and patience, experience; and experience, hope." Romans 5:3-4. I am definitely learning more about patience. I am grateful for the experience and hope that we have. And I am learning to be so thankful for the wait.

1 comment:

  1. Isn't it great that he knows better than we? When we got our referral in August 2010 I thought for sure we would have at least met our son by his first birthday in Jan, but we didn't until Feb... then he didn't get home until last week! Eeek... good news: He is faithful. He knows better than I.

    I can't wait to see what He has in store for you!!