Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Let the waiting begin...

"Wait for the Lord; Be strong and let your heart take courage." Psalm 14:27

As of this evening, we are officially "waiting" for Baby P.  We just received word that all of our information is now available for potential birth mothers to start viewing (a week early!).  As exciting as this is, we're already realizing that this is by far the hardest part of our adoption journey so far.  The unknown is proving to be more difficult than we imagined.  Wondering who is looking at us... Will we be chosen?... How long will we have to wait?...  and the list goes on.  It's consumed our conversations this evening.  I feel like a broken record, but as it comes to your mind please say a prayer for Baby P and his/her birth mother.  Most likely, she is already pregnant and beginning the whole process of adoption.  I can't even imagine the difficult decisions she is having to make right now.  What amazing courage, strength, and love she must have - completely unselfish.  Please pray for Ben and I as well - that we do not become consumed or discouraged with the wait, but that we remain hopeful and are daily remembering the Lord's provision.  Each time I have begun to feel discouraged over the last several days, these verses in Isaiah kept coming to mind...

"Do you not know?  Have you not heard?  The Lord is the everlasting God; the creator of the ends of the earth.  He will not grow tired or weary.  His understanding no one can fathom.  He gives strength to the weary, and increases power to the weak."

What comfort...all of this is in His hands.  He is the EVERLASTING GOD...CREATOR OF ALL THE EARTH...no task is too great, and no detail too small.  Do I forget that so easily?  Regardless of the wait, the anxiety, the fear, the unknown...a great joy is coming!  HE IS FAITHFUL.

7 comments:

Kym said...

HOW EXCITING!!! I'm so looking forward to meeting precious Baby P!!! He or she will be quite the added joy to ALL of our lives! :)

Kylie said...

SO exciting! Praying for God's best for you- his perfect timing for you- and peace in your lives in the meantime!

Jaime said...

prayers are with you guys!! God's timing is always soverign, which can be so difficult when you're in the waiting period, but oh so worth it.

Danielle said...

Yeah! How fun... we are praying for you guys and will endure the wait with you :). I can see how this would be the most difficult part, but you already KNOW God is in control and Baby P will come in his timing. Praying hard... and miss you!

martha said...

Holy cow!!! This is so exciting...and this is where I know how to pray for you and for your baby and his/her birth mama...oh wow...good times are coming...

Reneau said...

Thank you for this post! It is so good to know that the process has begun! I love the scripture you put in here! Holly and Ben, you guys are awesome!

Tara James said...

Holly, it's been a long time! But I just wanted you to know I will definitely be praying for a speedy adoption process for you and an uber adorable healthy little baby. ~tara (parham)