We submitted our application for the Ethiopia Adoption program! Of course we’re excited and a little nervous. We can’t wait to hear an official word back from the agency. I was telling my husband that when I hear people joke about how we shouldn’t ask God to teach us patience, I always pray right then for patience, just sort of out of spite! I think God was the one laughing, knowing that an international adoption was in my future – perhaps the ultimate patience-teacher. My husband is so steadfast, I know he’ll lead our family brilliantly through this waiting period.
We’re getting a lot of encouragement already from the few people that we’ve told about the adoption. So thankful for the family and friends who will support us on this journey. 2 Corinthians 5:7 says, “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” That is what we’re doing right now! It feels a little scary, but we have a complete sense of peace.
Fun fact – January 7th is Christmas in Ethiopia! What a fun thing to always remember about our first one. Melkam Gena!