Friday, February 25, 2011

a longing for more

Okay God, I know you will work through us with the adoption and through the timing and waiting but... it's already hard!  I didn't think it would get hard until we had a referral and were waiting to travel.  I mean it's only been 3 months 3 weeks and 2 days since we've been on the waiting list but who's counting!?  I am thankful it's hard but, ya know hard isn't fun either.  I have such a deep desire to grow our family of three and it's so great to feel reassured that we are on our way to a bigger family but, again, waiting is hard.


Until the time is right and our little one is ready please give us patience and grow our understanding and love for you.  Help us to see beyond ourselves and look toward these sweet little orphan children that all need you, need love, attention and a home.  Give us the resources and drive to influence others for these children and for your kingdom.  Amen!  

I have a really hard time being open and vulnerable on the blog - I feel like you readers might see it all wrong, see me as needy or asking for attention from you.  But mostly, I just want to share things with you and have you be able to be in our lives so I hope sharing struggles will do that.  I also have a hard time sharing struggles when I know other people are dealing with hard things, much harder things, but this is our hard thing right now and we're going to embrace the gift of sifting through our thoughts and feelings.  I hope this all makes sense.

So, thanks blog friends for your prayers and encouragement already through this journey of adoption.  We are so so thankful to be a part of this miracle and hope you feel the same way!

6 comments:

Katie said...

thanks for being so open! We're newer to the process and it's nice to hear from others... especially when they are as open as that!

Anonymous said...

David and Kelly,

It take so much faith and patience to be in the process of adoption. Rest on knowing that God has it worked out and He will show you His perfect timing. It is good to share your struggles so we know how to be praying for you. We lift you up and we also pray for this little one who will be part of our family. xo MIL

Peter and Bethany said...

I can relate to having to wait on God's plan. It is so tough, knowing that His way is the best, but still wanting to fast forward:). Thank you for sharing, it was an encouragement to me!

IAG said...

We went to court last week in Ethiopia for our adoption. I thought THIS part of the waiting would be easy squeezy - but no. Waiting is waiting and it's SOOOO hard. At least we're all in this together. ?? So I tell myself. :)

Stephanie said...

We, your friends here, don't want you to hold anything back! And for me, all the waiting and longing for something just means you'll appreciate it more when you get it!

carly said...

kelly, i, for one, am thankful for your honesty! we are praying for you guys. :)

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