Thursday, May 21, 2009

decisions, decisions...

Since the wait has been so long for our China adoption, we are considering starting a second adoption. It's so difficult to know what to do for sure. We would be happy with one child but yet feel like it would be nice for our child to have at least one sibling. If we wait until our China adoption goes through then we will be even older and not sure about going through the whole process of starting another adoption. It's hard to decide where to adopt from. Our adoption agency started another agency that works with the countries of Rwanda, Ethiopia, and Mexico. There are some financial breaks if we decide to go with this new agency since we are already in the process with the China adoption. Of course, there is always domestic adoption as well. So there is much to consider and many prayers being said as we discern God's will of what is best for us.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

waiting...

There is a song by John Waller called While I'm Waiting. It's used in the movie Fireproof. I loved the song from the first time I heard it and it seems very relevant to our wait for Marisa. Here are the words:

I'm waiting
I'm waiting on you Lord
And I am hopeful
I'm waiting on you Lord
Though it is painful
But patiently, I will wait
I will move ahead bold and confident
Taking every step in obedience

While I'm waiting
I will serve you
While I'm waiting
I will worship
While I'm waiting
I will not faint
I'll be running the race
Even while I wait

I'm waiting
I'm waiting on you Lord
And I am peaceful
I'm waiting on you Lord
Though it's not easy
But faithfully, I will wait
Yes, I will wait
I will move ahead bold and confident
Taking every step in obedience
I will move ahead bold and confident
I'll be taking every step in obedience

While I'm waiting
I will serve you
While I'm waiting
I will worship
While I'm waiting
I will not faint

I will serve you while I'm waiting
I will worship while I'm waiting
I will serve you while I'm waiting
I will worship while I'm waiting
I will serve you while I'm waiting
I will worship while I'm waiting
On you Lord

Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when men succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.
Psalm 37:7

I waited patiently for the Lord;
he turned to me and heard my cry.
Psalm 40:1

These are the promises I cling to as we wait for Marisa.