Compassion equals involvement.

The definition of compassion is about involvement. To be compassionate means to get out of the boat of our current circumstances and get into the boats of those who are suffering. We are called to bear the burdens of those who are in need of our companionship-to "weep with those who weep"(Romans 12:15) ~Tom Davis

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Little moments of praise.....

Well, we have FINALLY finished our homestudy! Praise the Lord! Which means....we are officially on the waiting list for a little baby boy from the DRC! As of right now, we have no idea of the time frame for getting a referral. It could be tomorrow, or 12 months from now. Either way, we have a complete peace about this and are so excited to see what God is going to do!

It's a struggle to constantly hand over this adoption to the Lord. There are days when I am completely patient and filled with joy for what is ahead. Other days, I feel helpless and confused. Although this adoption process has been mostly an emotional roller coaster, I would do it all over again. As a matter of fact, we probably will! I can say with extreme confidence that we are doing what the Lord desires for our family. Taking care of orphans is at the center of God's heart. Therefore, it's at the center of our hearts as well.

In the meantime, we will keep moving forward and TRY to be patient. :) I ordered a magnet from Etsy that is hanging on our fridge right now. It's a blue magnet in the shape of Africa and it reads "Waiting (Im)patiently". The story of my life....

Waiting (Im)Patiently,