The place God calls you is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet.
-Buechner

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Two

Is the number of months today, that our dossier has been in Ethiopia

And, while many of you are likely saying "wow, time has gone so fast"...

And while I am trying desperately not to wish this time away and to enjoy the journey...

And while it sometimes takes all the will-power I have not to walk into the little girls' section while at Old Navy, or surfing Kijiji, or Craigslist....

And while I know that I will look back on this and think "time sure did fly"...

And while I know that in many months after a referral, a court date, an around-the-world flight (and back), normal will take on a whole new meaning...

...And while I will reflect upon this time and our personal journey, I will only begin to grasp the blessings I missed along the way.

There are days when two months really does feel like 60 whole long days

...And I long to see our little girl's face.

...And I look forward to our new family dynamic.

...And I anticipate watching her brothers dote on her, smother her with kisses, and take care of her as best they possibly know how.

For now, maybe you could just get up from where you are sitting say a quick prayer and then do a little dance, because...

Two Is The Number Of Months Our Dossier Has Been In Ethiopia

2 comments:

Tracy and Frank said...

I'm dancing :)

giggles said...

I dancing too but I have been counting the days and they do seem long to Papa and me. I so want to see "little one" and hold her and love her in person. Papa and I love her so much already. When I look at the calender and think how many days it has been and think like when I was a child it sure it a long time coming but the wait will be worth it I know but I am impatience and no God I am not asking for patience.

Grandma