Monday, June 13, 2011

New June Number!!!

Last Friday, we got an email from our AGCI case worker telling us our new waitlist number for June. I have to admit that my heart sank a little when I saw this number...


As ya'll might remember, #39 was our number for May too. So, that means we stayed the exact same number on the waitlist for two months in a row. I was disappointed. I wasn't expecting a lot of movement this month, but I was hoping to be at least one number lower.

But when I told my always optimistic-encouraging-wise husband about my disappointment, he was quick to remind me that this is all about God's perfect timing!!! And he is exactly right. I am thankful that God is control of our journey to Caroline Faith. I trust Him.

It was kind of "ironic" that I had just posted about "The Land Between: Complaint" just two days before, and then I found myself complaining again. It was good (and convicting!) to go back and read what I had just written. When I completely trust Him, there should be no room for complaint.

I am choosing to TRUST. Even in a month of "no waitlist movement", God is still moving us closer to our daughter. All our hope is in Him!

God also gave us the sweet blessing of being at one of our favorite places the day we got our June waitlist number...the beach!

About this same time last year, we revealed Caroline Faith's name in the sand. We were still in the very beginning of the paperwork process. This year we were writing our new waitlist number, #39, in the sand.

Yes, baby girl, God is bringing us closer to you everyday. And we are so THANKFUL!!!

“And now, Lord, for what do I wait? My HOPE is in You." Psalm 39:7


Janet said...

Great perspective, but I totally hear ya! When I saw #35 again, I just rolled my eyes and smiled. : )

Shannon said...

I can only imagine how discouraging it is to not have moved at all on the referral list. Thank God for husbands like yours (and mine) :-) for helping us to see it in a positive perspective. Glad you had fun at the beach. Hopefully there will be serious movement in the next 30 days. Praying!!

Jennifer said...

That must have been hard to hear. And it is hard to remember God's timing sometimes. We are working on our paperwork and so many times I just wish I could hurry it all up! Thoughts and prayers with you!

Steph said...

What a bummer to see no movement! All the waiting and trusting can be so hard. Everyday you are one day closer to bringing your Caroline Faith home.

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Hannah said...

I'm sorry your number didn't move but I am trusting that CF will come home soon :)

Carrie said...

I know this could be really discouraging, but the Lord is just setting all the cards in order. It's amazing that the Lord gave you guys "Faith" as her middle name as you learn more and more to trust Him in this long process. Will be praying for peace and comfort for you guys. Have a great vacation!