Sunday, February 26, 2012
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!
"Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!"