A Wee Little Referral Story: “The Second One”
There are so many things I want to express, yet so little I understand. How God works, how He chooses… so many things.
What I do know is this: today, my friends, we REJOICE.
We have waited for what often seemed like forever. Too long, it felt. More than two years had passed since we first stepped out in faith and applied to adopt a little girl from Ethiopia. We have been on the wait list since August 2010.
There were times we nearly lost faith, when we questioned God’s plan and His power. When we thought we knew who our daughter was, only to have God say “not yet”. When we wallowed in self-pity and lashed out in anger at the plight of one whose face we could not see… for her birth family, for all the little ones like her stuck in orphanages while impersonal politics loomed large and hope — for her, for them — seemed naive at best.
Then on Friday morning at 11:15am (MST), my phone rang.