Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Hmmmm.... just a thought
Saw this today on another adoptive family's blog and thought it was worth repeating here:
We will go before God to be judged, and God will ask us, ‘Where are your wounds?’ And we will say, ‘We have no wounds.’ And God will ask, ‘Was nothing worth fighting for?’
— Rev. Allan Boesak
Yes, there are definitely things worth fighting for, and our two babies waiting for us to cross the ocean and get them are our battle right now.
Ten Reece's Rainbow families got their appointments today, and while I am thrilled beyond measure for them, I am also disappointed and saddened for us. We have waited for SO LONG. Most of those families had only been waiting since November.
I feel like this is a battle, just like going to China and getting Gideon was a battle. We fought and God enabled us to win that one, and with God's help again we will fight and win this one too! I know everything happens in His timing, and that it will all work out perfectly in the end, but waiting is hard especially when everyone else is rejoicing around you.
So please lift our family up in prayer today, and ask God to grant us a travel date SOON! We would be most grateful.
And, while you are here, take a moment to look at this article from ABC News with Diane Sawyer on Reece's Rainbow and the special needs children living in Ukraine.
This is what we are about. This is our battle right now. This is one way we can show the Lord when our judgement day comes that we fought and fought hard for HIS children, for what HE would have us do. We will not give up!