Sunday, February 26, 2012

Adoption Update

This week was one of those exciting weeks when the creche where our baby girl lives updates our photos of her.  This time we received over 100 new pics of our baby, and I have spent hours pouring over these pictures, memorizing details of her face and her smile.  She melts my heart!  When I came to the pictures of her with the stuffed kitten we had sent to her, I almost cried: I would have gladly traded places with that tiny stuffed kitten, even for a few moments.

Adoption is teaching me so many truths about the character of  God.  As I look at these pictures and long for the day when I'll hold that precious girl in my arms, the Lord reminds me that those are the very feelings he has for each of us: He longs to be intimate with us, to draw us close when we are far away and to be a central part of everything that pertains to us.  What a loving Father!

This week we also found out that our file was legalized and has moved into IBESR; this part of the process seems to be where delays typically occur, but we've heard that the Haitian government may be moving to streamline the process here, and for that I've felt hopeful, but I also know with a certainty that my hope in bringing this baby home soon resides not in any government policy or procedure but in the Lord.

Regardless of how this journey progresses these things I know:
He is good.
He does good.
He loves us!

Psalm 27:14
"Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!"


  1. Waiting and praying with you! What a precious gift she is!

  2. Amen, sister! Our hope is not in this world, in the government, or in the IBESR...our hope is in the Creator of our little ones in Haiti and in the love He has for them and us. He is good and that is just what I'm blogging about today! : ) I think we have more connections than just our babies being named Nora/Norah! : )