HOWEVER, we currently have tentative dates to go before the Thailand Dept of Social Welfare November fifth. That means in 5 weeks 5 days we will finally be with our daughter. So everything that has happened in between can just fade into the background. I'm holding onto the fact that despite everything, this is the time appointed by God for our daughter to come into our family. Despite how I have felt, despite everything being out of control, despite the fact that nothing has happened according to time lines we were given, it is now His timing and His plans that are coming into being. I want to look back on all of this and remember that there was some pain, sadness, and frustration but for that to be overshadowed by the fact that He is always on time and He carried us through this very rough period. About 6 months ago we challenged our young peoples group to enter into a deeper prayer walk with God, by praying the Tabernacle Prayer. During one part of the prayer we encouraged them to pray the word, if they didn't know where to turn to simply open the bible and begin prayerfully reading wherever it opened. Here is what mine opened up to. Isaiah 60:4&5 Lift up your eyes all around and see; they all gather together they come to you; your sons shall come from afar and your daughters shall be nursed at your side. Then shall you see and become radiant and your heart shall swell with joy. As a word of encouragement to anyone reading this who is in the trenches of waiting. Hold on. In the end we will see and joy shall replace the sadness. Since that prayer, I've had to hold onto that promise, that no matter how long it takes or what hoops we have to jump through she is coming home, and the radiance of that moment will fill the darkness with joy. I'm SO excited that it is finally happening that some days I feel like I'm going to burst.
So here is just a few pictures of the past few months including our latest pics of Isabel.
A little family time in Minnesota
|Growing so beautiful. She weighs 28 lbs and is 34 inches tall, this is an 18 month outfit from us|
. She turns three in November. Holding onto the book we had translated into Thai
Wherever You Are
|First Day of School|
|Hoping they fit|
|Yes, we are also building a house...hoping to move in before we go to Thailand|
|Doing a little camping with man's best friends|