Saturday, October 28, 2006

A New Day, A New Prayer

Today is a new day. I would rather stay in bed and cry, but that wouldn't be a very responsible thing for me to do, now would it?! Kaitlyn and Lucas would have to make their own lunch! So, it's time to get back up and keep on going. I like the verse in Ephesians that says, "And when the day of evil comes, having done everything to stand, STAND!" And knowing that we have done everything we can do to see Mihret and Yosef come home to our family, we continue to stand.

I have been so touched by the overwhelming support and love that has been shown to our family since our case was "put on hold" last week. To all of you who have prayed for us, thank you. We have felt your prayers. As difficult as it was to hear of yet another delay in bringing our babies home, God's love for us was very near.

And yet our hearts are still so broken. My babies are 10,000 miles away from me tonight. This needs to be changed soon.

The woman in Ethiopia who handles adoptions for our agency is supposed to check back late next week to see if their liscence renewal has been approved. I am inviting anyone and everyone to join us on Wednesday to fast and pray for her. Her name is Tigist. We're asking that God grant her favor and that when she checks back, she will receive good news. Our agency needs to receive their liscence renewal in order for my kids to come home, so that's what we're praying for. To all who join us in this fast, we are so very grateful. What you do for a child, you do a million times over for the child's mother.

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