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.


  1. We will be praying for you and your little girl. The waiting is the most difficult part and it will always cost more than what you think, but it is so worth it when your child is placed in your arms and you know that they are yours forever!! Just keep faith that it is all God's timing (even though we don't like it some times)!