Sunday, July 17, 2011

MORE. больше.

This blog, thus far, has been mainly about Sveta's journey home...but today it's about a little bit MORE.

MORE, because God is always giving more than we deserve. 

I heard a story tonight about Cory Ten Boom and her father riding on a train.  I won't go into the story - but it made me again remember that God will only give us what we can handle, when we can handle it.  He never gives us MORE than we can handle...even though sometimes it seems like MORE. 

MORE, because we are at a place where we're having to trust God MORE.

MORE, because the more Barry & I walk this journey together we see God's purposes in our waiting and trials...we get MORE time to pray for Sveta and prepare our home and hearts for her to arrive.  We get MORE time to invest into learning how we want to parent.  We get MORE chances to share how God is orchestrating each detail of this family coming together.  We meet MORE people who understand God's heart for adoption...and become MORE encouraged with each conversation.  We have MORE opportunities to spend time with our Creator and understand his call on our family.  And one of my favorites...we have MORE intentional time together...because we know that soon it won't just be us anymore - and as much as we are looking forward to two becoming three, we are savoring our "us" moments.

MORE, because on Tuesday we will begin our second home study with a new agency, since our original agency is on the blacklist.  This new home study means MORE meetings, MORE paperwork, MORE money, and MORE waiting...but we've gotten good at waiting. We realize that waiting isn't we try to wait actively and make use of all of the moments we have as we count down to the moment we're all waiting for!!

As you wait with us, enjoy the photos of our Sveta's room!  

1 comment:

  1. That Corrie ten Boom story is one of my favorites! I think of it all the time (it helps me through a lot of situations)! It's from The Hiding Place, a memoir by her, that is one of my favorite books of all time! Still praying and hoping for you and Barry that things move along in God's time and that you have patience while you wait!! :)