Saturday, June 9, 2012

Things Hoped For

“And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in you." (Psalm 39:7 ESV)

 Many of you friends know that we've been waiting for our second child for some time now. We applied directly to the Thai government to adopt a child soon after we moved back here in 2009. This process has looked and felt totally different than when we adopted Sophie from China. Though we've had no major complications, its always felt very precarious to me. I think this is largely due to what the Lord has been doing in my heart, a deep work of purifying my faith. I've felt the Lord asking me to hold my hand open, allowing this hope to sit there unguarded, unprotected, surrendered to His control- this adoption along with a few other issues. When we began the process to adopt Sophie, it felt so official, so sure, just a long wait. Because I've felt like God could close the door at any moment, throughout this whole three year process, I've blogged about this very little, as you can see. But, God is always faithful to bring things about in His perfect timing, asking us to trust Him, and changing us along the way.

And so without further ado, I announce that we have received "the call" that we've been matched with a precious baby boy whom we will meet very soon! He is 9 months old and his name will be Nathanael "Nate" Jordan Lewis. We have no picture yet, and probably won't receive one before we travel to pick him up. Please pray for us during this time. It could be as soon as two weeks from now and as long as 6 weeks. I'm going to plan as though it will be two and try to prepare my heart for six. Living in the "already but not yet" phase is not the easiest place to be. I continue to entrust my heart, my baby boy and our future into the hands of my Father, the King who reigns intimately over every detail of our lives. Still a very, very "Sweet Journey" indeed.