Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The Wait is Almost Over!

The Wait is Almost Over!I write this with less than 4 hours of sleep in the last two nights. I sit at my gate in the Paris airport listening to a melting pot of languages flood the air. I’m tired, but my body can’t rest, because my brain won’t allow it to. Simply because…

WE PICK UP OUR CHILDREN TOMORROW!!!!

These are the three little Bulgarian cuties we’ve been waiting so long to introduce to you. They will be orphans no more. Once again…they have a mommy and a daddy to call their own. Most likely, they have little (if any) memory of the ones who gave them physical life. And yet…now they have the chance to make new memories…to grow up in a family…to have hope for a future…and, to prayerfully meet the One who gave them this future.

Most of us have had those moments in our life when we feel like we’re walking in someone else’s dream (or nightmare). Those surreal experiences where we honestly can’t believe we’re living out the moment we find ourselves in at that point in time. I’ve had a few of those in my lifetime, and this certainly makes the top three!

It’s hard to fathom walking into their orphanage tomorrow for the last time and walking out with three new children who now have our last name.

It’s hard to fathom flying back to the United States and going through the non-US Citizen line, as we complete the steps of helping our children to become instantaneous citizens by virtue of adoption.

It’s hard to fathom how I was a single, widowed mom of one daughter only five years ago, and now I’m about to be mom/step-mom/foster mom to NINE children/young adults! Whaaattt???

It’s hard to fathom how we began this adoption knowing it would cost between $40-50K with no means to pay for it on our own and yet never doubted God’s call and His ultimate provision. And…He showed off big time!

It’s hard to fathom how we’re going to handle the challenging days ahead as we learn to parent three little ones who speak no English.

As surreal as this all is to me in this very moment…it’s the life God’s given me, and I can’t wait to see how He continues to reveal His glory throughout my life.

He reached for me when I was drowning in the deepest of “grief waters”, and He rescued me. He’s restored my life beyond my wildest dreams! And…now, He’s begun to do the very same thing for our three newest children!

The wait is almost over…they are coming home!

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