Today is day 8 of our wait for the MOWCYA letter. We were told approximately 20 business days when we went to court on July 13th. Courts will close next week, August 7, but really August 5 because they don't work on Sat. and Sun. Soooo...for those of you doing the math, we will be on day 17 of our wait on August 5th. Hmmmmm...we need a MIRACLE! I know that you are praying for us, and we feel your prayers. I appreciate so much all of the encouragement we have received on our blog and on Facebook. We ask that you continue to pray for the Ministry here in charge of writing favorable letters to the court for adoption. Pray that the would be diligent and determined to write letters for all of us who have had court dates during July. Pray that they would see a child's face, read their story and feel compassion to help them as quickly as possible. Pray that the judge would approve our case quickly and submit our paperwork to embassy so that we can get our children in the loving homes God has provided for them. Pray for me that I will be encouraged in the wait, continue to see progress with Zane, and enjoy my time with him, even at the transition home for a couple of supervised hours a day.
God is a miraculous and loving God. No matter what the timing of our adoption is, and how long or confusing it seems to me, I know that He is sovereign and good. I have to believe now more than ever that God can make a way for the seemingly impossible for His Name and His renown.
Through this process, every time I get impatient, God seems to remind me of this truth: HE is the Father of the fatherless. HE is the defender of orphans and the vulnerable. He will never leave Zane or forsake him. NOT ME. God did not say, "I will be the father of the fatherless through you." No! He's the Father, our Father, period.
"Which of you fathers, if his son asked you to give him bread, you would give him a stone instead? If a child asked you for a fish, would you give him a snake instead? Or if he asked for an egg, would you give him a scorpion? Of course not! If you then, though you are evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!" (Luke 11:10-13) I
I know God can provide for my child better than I ever could, so I have to trust that He's doing what He's promised!
Thank you again for your prayers and encouragement!