Adoption = Waiting (from Sherri)
I am not so good at waiting, or patience for that matter. We are SO excited about bringing Esther home; however our travel plans will most likely not occur until mid-summer. The biggest news in our adoption these days is our DTC (Dossier to China). Basically this just means that all our paperwork has now been officially sent to China that we've been compiling since May 2013! Wow, time seems to move so quickly as we look back, but so slowly as we look forward. We are now waiting for China's approval to adopt and this process can take 3 months or longer. In the mean time our precious daughter is waiting for us to bring her home. We pray for her nightly, that she is loved and taken care of - especially that she'll receive the medical care she needs. The Bible verse God reminded me of today was Isaiah 40:31a, "Those who wait on the Lord will renew their strength." Relying on God always makes us stronger and perhaps this wait is allowing God to strengthen and prepare our family and myself for our new addition. God does not make mistakes and His timing is always perfect, just as He is perfect. Deuteronomy 32:4 tells us, "His work is perfect, for all His ways are just; A God of faithfulness." God is our Rock that allows us to lean on His promises as we (attempt to) wait patiently.
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