Time in Kigali Rwanda

Monday, May 4, 2009

Thinking of baby(s)

No news from Rwanda... but that doesn't mean Buster and I aren't thinking of the baby(s) all the time. More and more every day in fact. Especially when we know people who are there meeting their child for the first time... it makes the yearning that much stronger!

We are going through some difficult times in our homelife right now... someone asked me the other day if perhaps we shouldn't consider postponing the adoption. Another good... and pregnant friend phrased it well when she said that asking us to halt our process right now would be like asking her to abort her child in the third trimester. I told my husband that that was a great way to put it. I feel as though we are in our third trimester and the emotions and feelings are getting stronger as our meeting day draws closer. There are a lot of things I wouldn't mind sacrificing right now... bringing my baby(s) home is not one of them.

So... no news from Rwanda... as far as we understand our paperwork continues to sit in a pile of about six families waiting for approval (I think ours is somewhere in the middle). Our paperwork has officially been there for one month this week and we sort-of expect to wait at least another month before we get an approval to adopt via the government there... it could be longer. We continue to pray for God's Soverign plan which includes his timing and his provision for all things in our life.

Also pray for the Greers who are in Rwanda working on details to get their beautiful baby boy Myles home. They need some very important paperwork to pass so that they can travel home and prayers are most important for them!!

Until next week...



We understand your feelings (to a certain extent). The longing is so strong at times my heart feels as though it might leap out of my chest. Our dossier left the US a month ago and right now The Minister's office can't find it- we are praying for all the families in this time of waiting...can't wait to see the pictures you post when you actually meet your little ones!!!

Knotty Britta said...

We've been in some pretty cruddy places home life wise and we've always come out way stronger. So try and see it as a blessing and always remember that you won't be there forever, things will always improve!

Room4More said...

I am praying for you...I think your family and mine are at about the same "wait," so I feel we're kindred sisters in Christ and adoption!