Its January. January 2018! Sometimes the new year makes us think about the passing of time. Last month we snapped a family photo. I was really struck with how tall our kids are getting. They are growing up. Growing too fast! It made me realize how long we have been on this endless adoption journey! When we announced we were adoption Berea was 11 months old. She is currently 4 1/2. She turns 5 in May!
As I watchmy children grow, as we wait to be matched with our kids from Haiti, there is much growth. The kids are growing in height and character. Canaan turns 12 in March. He was 7 almost 8 when we started this. He has grown so much during this journey. Our children have walked this journey with us, every step of the way. They have experienced the amazing miracles and the grief and loss that we have suffered. All of us have grown in our faith. The time waiting has not been a loss.
We have grown so much through the ups and downs. We desperately want to get our match so that we can find out who our children are and so that we can touch the for the first time. But we wouldn’t change a single thing in God’s plan because is his ways are better than ours. His ways are perfect. Easy? NO! The best in light of eternity? Yes!
Its 2018! We have been waiting for a match since July of 2015. We started the paperwork in April of 2014! Thats almost 4 years from the beginning and 2 1/2 years waiting for a match. We have heard that there is a big push to get families matched who have been waiting as long as us. We are feeling incredibly hopeful that we will get a match soon! We are praising God, knowing that he knows the exact day we will touch our kids for the first time.