It's been awhile, I know, things on the adoption front have been very disappointing lately. The wait times keep going up, our agency is now saying we should expect to wait 18-24 months for a referral. We have currently been waiting 10 months. We would appreciate your prayers, especailly for our children as they wait. My heart aches to have them home in my arms.
On a completely different note I leave with a few touching things Abe has said in the last few months that reassure me that God has a plan and a purpose in the waiting. During Holy Week we attended a drama of Christ's crucifixtion. Abe wept through much of the performance and on the way home he said something like this, "Mom if you or i had to die, you know we haaaad to die, I would die for you", then he turns and looks at his brothers and says, "I would die so you can have mom." I thought my heart would melt right there, Abe had wept because he had understood just how big a sacrafice Christ had made. He understood that God gave Jesus to die so we could live.
Several weeks later Abe said to me in an extremely serious voice, "Mom I need to tell you something really important," he pauses for dramatic effect and then says, "I LOVE YOU!" and throws his head back and laughs like he just said the funniest thing in the world. That's our Abe the son we waited on for almost 2 1/2 years and worth every minute, and so we'll keep on waiting for the next two, praying all the while that God will bring them home soon.