On the Journey With My Chosen One!

I am sure you might wonder why I call her chosen rather than adopted.... well, adopted is just her physical condition, CHOSEN is what we both are to be a family together! God is so rich in His Blessings, and He has chosen each of us from before the time we were knit in our mother's womb to be a FOREVER family! How BIG is that? How BIG is our God!?! Thank you for following our journey and for praying for us as we wait and continue to grow in the love of God! -- Blessings!

Liliana's Verses

Matthew 17:20 - " ... For truly I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain: "Move from here to there", and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you."

Zephaniah 3:17 - The Lord your God is with you. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.

Proverbs 3:5-6 ~ Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.

Jeremiah 29:11 ~ For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for wholeness and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Monday, March 29, 2010

The Waiting Room

Well, I am still waiting! I suppose in the grand scheme of things it really hasn't been that long... but it already seems like an eternity! I was talking with a friend the other day who, along with her husband, are just beginning their adoption journey..... she called my current situation "The Waiting Room"..... and while I have said all along that there is a labor process whether you have your child born from your tummy or born from your heart. Well, this is the part of the "labor process" I thought would be ok, but you know, everytime the phone rings, I jump up and get it, I look for an e-mail EVERY day, at least 10 times a day!! Why is waiting so hard? Not sure about that, but I can say I have NEVER been good at waiting, which means, I might be in for the "longhaul"! :-) Just kidding, God is good ALL the TIME!And, I know that he has this perfect timing in his hands!
I will say, I have made the wait a little better, by SHOPPING! :-) I have picked out her bed, it is on order. I am re-finishing a chest of drawers for her room, (a project being temporarily put on hold for sinus surgery.... PLEASE don't tell the Dr. that I was sanding furniture 3 days before sinus surgery!!) And, then, I have hit some really great consignment sales..... so getting ready certainly has helped!
Thank you for your continued prayers! Please pray for the following:
1. Please pray for God's perfect timing (even IF it isn't my own!)
2. Please pray for the social workers and Peruvian Government officials who are matching my child and me.
3. Please pray for resliency for my little girl, pray for her sweet spirit and that God will continue to prepare our hearts for one another, so that when we meet attachment will be a smooth transition for her!
4. Please pray for strength for me as I travel though this journey of waiting... Unconditional Faith..... I am learning a lot!
5. And, if you have a minute, please pray for my sinus surgery! :-)