Yesterday, May 8th, is the 1 year anniversary of when we learned we were approved into the All God's Children Ethiopia program!
In last year's post Approved!, I said that the three emotions I was feeling were:
Now? Still very thrilled. Still very grateful. Still very ecstatic!
We wonder why God chose us.
He chose to bring together a small-town farmer's daughter from Wisconsin and a baker's son from Washington. He chose for us to endure infertility. He chose for us to adopt from Ethiopia. He chose for us to be mommy and daddy to at least one little baby from Africa.
Sometimes this feels like a very difficult route. It is!
But this route requires us to trust Jesus in faith. Without faith, there would only be despair for us. All that would be left would be longing, sadness, and impatience. Faith is everything.
Jesus is everything.
So we wait in the Presence of Jesus. We hold His hand and give Him thanks and praise for being the God who gives and takes away.
He is our Strength.
He is our Shield.
He is our Hope.