Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Three Years

Yesterday marked our three year anniversary of our file landing in Ethiopia. Four years and two months ago we started this crazy adoption process. We took our time getting our file together, signing up with an agency and completing a homestudy. After a year, On May 7, 2009 our file landed in Ethiopia and our official wait began.
We were told it would be about nine months before we got a referral... after the bankruptcy and some slow downs in Ethiopia, we are now at three years. We hope the wait will end soon. We want nothing more than to bring our child home. I don't regret this time of waiting, but I am hoping it will come to an end soon.
I'm not sure what else to say about this. This is not what we signed up for, but this is what we got. Despite the heart ache and pain, we just want to glorify God with all that He has given us. It's not always easy, but we want to say, "Blessed be the name of the Lord, when the darkness closes in, we will still say blessed be your name."