Thursday, May 7, 2009

A (hopefully) Minor Delay

We made it back from Summit, but I just haven’t had time to get my thoughts down and in order.  We were only gone 2 days…why does it take a week to get back in the groove?

We also got some news from our agency this week that we may not be going to court June 1st.  The Ethiopian government has put a hold on all court dates for children who were abandoned.

ugh.  that would be us.

We don’t know exactly how this hold is going to affect us, yet.  Our agency doesn’t know what the government is going to require and there is really just no way to know how long it’s going to take to get everything sorted out.  This affects the entire country and many families, so we have some big groups advocating for these children and families to get this resolved as quickly as possible.

One thing I do know, and am clinging to right now, is that God is so good!  This process has been cake, for the most part, and we have praised God through all of it.  But, my first thought when I heard something was up was that God is still good!  I can still praise Him, even though things might not turn out the way I had hoped.

We want to bring our little G home, but he’s God’s child.  God loves him even more than we do and I can trust that God is doing what is best…even though I can’t understand how best wouldn’t be having G home with us.  I have to have faith.

And, I have to remember that God has not made me G’s mommy, yet.  I have no right to demand that from God before He is ready to bless me with it. 

That doesn’t mean I’m not praying for a miracle.  I’m praying God will work all of this out quickly and we will be able to bring G home right away.  If you would please pray for this whole situation, I would appreciate it.  There has been an incredible amount of love and support from the other families from All God’s Children!  I’m very thankful for the encouragement from those who have already been through the adoption process and just want to encourage the rest of us – and those right there with us, trying to figure it all out.  Top that off with all of the love and support from our family and friends, and I am one very blessed girl!

God is good!

11 comments:

missy said...

i'm so sorry about this delay. i am blessed by your trust in the lord in the midst of disappointment. i am praying for you!

neely said...

praying for you...and hoping that God works on behalf you and all the littles ones in Ethiopia who need families!

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

Know that you and all the other families in this delay are being prayed over. Especially all those beautiful children!!! They need a mommy & daddy & a home of love! God knows this, and we have to wait, but it will not stop the determination of so many to bring them home. One thing I am always reminded (very often it seems) that through all of our adoptions - foster care & Ethiopia- The enemy does not like the fact that we are bringing a child into our homes, teaching them about Christ, raising them up in HIS WORD, and the enemy seeks to destroy. BUT we- WE are more than conquerors and nothing in ALL of CREATION can separate us from the Love of God!!! (Romans 8) I love that verse and I cling to it! I pray it will bless you in this hard time.

Paul and DeeDee said...

Oh mandy I am so sorry!! This is craziness and I hope they get it all sorted out soon! Keep me posted!

Still haven't heard that we have a court date yet. Maybe we will be able to travel together:)

Maria and Family said...

Im so sorry mandy. i know you are trusting in the Lord and he will give you peace. BUT this is hard. no delay is ever fun :( i know this will get worked out soon. Ethiopia truly has the childrens best interest at heart !!

mandi said...

oh man- this is hard...
i am blessed by you, my friend. your mindset while on this journey has been on glorifying our god. baby g will be a great blessing to you guys, and to those of us that get to stand alongside you in prayer.
love you...

happy mother's day!

Sara said...

Oh my goodness....I can't imagine. We will be praying that matters get resolved quickly.

Troy said...

thank you for your prayers. we're praying every morning for the abandonment cases ... that GOD would move swiftly through the delays...

great attitude! HE is worthy of all our praise even when we don't feel like it or think He's in the midst of our situations. Many times it's easier to say than do for me.

Tisha said...

I would be SO happy if we got to travel together. I will let you know once I hear something!

Jana said...

So sorry...being in this situation is hard. The not knowing. Hey are you in Austin by chance?

Troy said...

ok, not going to ask what you were doing up at 4am but THANK YOU for praying!

We are still praying for all the abandonment cases ... praying God moves swiftly through this sp the gov't to get the answers they want and let the kiddos come home to their forever families!