Well, it's really the first day of May, but we are just now getting our April 2013 number! I got an email this afternoon from B, one of the AGCI caseworkers, that we are still "holding strong" on the girl list at...
No surprises there, as we have not heard of any baby girl referrals going out in the past couple of months. I am ready to "let go" of #2 and just stare at our baby girl's picture all day long! :)
We are really, really, really hopeful that MAY is our month!!! PRAYING that this is the last official number that we will ever post on this blog! This Friday, May 3rd will mark 3 YEARS exactly since we mailed our application to AGCI. Of course, we would love to celebrate that day with a referral call! :)
I know that so many of ya'll sweet friends have followed our journey faithfully over the past 3 years, and I am just so thankful. Thank you for praying for us and our daughter. It's so encouraging and humbling to know that ya'll are so faithful in prayer for our family! Thank you for sticking it out these past 3 years. Sometimes I wonder if people are getting tired of hearing about our adoption journey, but I think that most people are just still out there cheering us on to the finish. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
We really do feel like our adoption journey has turned into more of a "waiting on the Lord" journey. Over the past 3 years, we have learned and grown through the struggles of being in a waiting season.
We know what it's like to cry your eyes out because you are aching for your journey to be complete. We know what it's like to rejoice in all the many miracles that God does during the wait. We know what it's like to be encouraged and prayed for during the wait. We know what it's like to grow spiritually (and physically!) as years pass during a waiting season. We know what it's like to fast and pray and beg God to move on your behalf. We know what it's like to hear Him continue to whisper to you to trust Him.
I know that many of ya'll are waiting on the Lord too...even though it may be for something completely different. Hang in there. Hold on to HOPE. Keep trusting Him. Cry out to Him. Depend on Him each and every day. Spend time in His Word. Meditate on His promises.
God will not delay. He is always faithful. JOY comes in the morning!!!
Beautiful baby girl,
I don't know for sure where you are right now, but I hope that right this very second you are being loved on and cared for. I hope you feel very loved, Caroline Faith. Because you are.
You are loved by your family and by your Father. We are longing for the day when He releases you to be with us forever. We can't wait for the day when He places you in our family.
Hoping and praying that right this very second He is making a way for you to come home. No matter what obstacles stand in the way, we know that He is greater. He is higher. We rejoice already in what He will do on your behalf!
Hold on, baby girl. We love you and we're coming soon.
"How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!"