Thursday, October 16, 2008

What are you...Chicken?

We are now celebrating 5 months of having our dossier in Ethiopia. I just got word today that we have about 4-5 months left (longer than first expected). We also heard last week that our adoption expenses have gone up over $3500, making the total needed overwhelming to us. ADOPTION IS NOT FOR CHICKENS. It is not for the faint of heart. It is for fighters, for God-wrestlers. I was reminded this week about the story of Jacob, and how he wrestled with the Angel of the Lord, and said..."i will not let go until you bless me". God did bless Jacob, changing his name to "Israel" or "he who wrestles with God". He walked away with a limp. That is how i feel some i've been wrestling with angels. We will not quit this. We may walk away limping, but we will hold on until God blesses us with bringing our little girl home.