It's also unbelievable to think that we don't have a referral yet.
When we started this last December, the estimated time from start to finish was 8-12 months.
We thought we'd been in Africa now, meeting our children.
Instead, we still wait for a picture and for their name.
We are close. Three more spots to go.
But we know from those ahead of us, the wait after referral is just as long.
As much as a year before travel.
It's hard to answer questions that are lovingly asked by our friends and family.
We don't know when we'll get a referral.
We don't know when we'll travel.
We don't know why it's taking so long.
I wish I did.
But I don't.
So I hold on to this promise that I was reminded of from reading the other day.
"Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about the things we cannot see." Hebrews 11:1
I'm holding on to the call that Brian and I believe God gave us toward adopting from Africa. Right now it's just plain faith that God will finish what He started in our lives with our DRC adoption.
The reality of the wait is disheartening.
So we hold on to Faith.
Faith that He is working even when it seems like He isn't.
Faith that He knows our children.
Faith that His timing is best.
We are so thankful for those who are walking through this journey with us, praying for us, encouraging us, and spurring us on. Forgive us when our responses are short to your questions. I wish we had more to share.
For now, we wait by Faith.
Choosing to trust that His hand is on this.