Still waiting...

I am overwhelmed with the outpouring of love my family and friends have been showing during this shorter, yet more urgent, stage of waiting for Kylie. Amazing how six weeks can seem soooo much LONGER than 15 months now that we know WHO we are waiting for...

Anyway, I've had folks emailing, calling, and checking in person to see how I'm holding up. And funny that though I'd take some pretty crazy measures to ensure we get to China before Chinese New Year, I have a peace about waiting. I have no doubt that it is the prayers that you are all offering on our behalf! I've even found myself the calm one while talking to a family member in tears who was worried about me and how I'm coping.

I'd like to share some words a dear friend of mine shared with me in email yesterday.

Kristi, As I prayed for you, Ian, and Kylie last night I thought of how God is working in each of you to make His plan complete.  I cannot imagine how difficult it is for you right now as you await Kylie in your arms, but I know that God is working in someone's heart in preparation of His grand plan and I think it could be one of the caretakers for Kylie.  You remember how He used a baby before to save the world?  Maybe He is using Kylie to show His love to one of the caretakers.  Anyway, you are in my prayers constantly and I await the great news that you guys are on your way to get her.
If that doesn't put a smile on your face and a song in your heart, I don't know what does!


LaoLao Shultz said...

I've been so selfish. Just thinking of the pain of waiting for Kylie. Never even gave God time to talk with me about other things that He may be orchestrating while we wait. I believe, forgive my a scripture that used to puzzle me. I've learned that I do believe that Jesus is God's son and He died for all of our sins so we could be with Him eternally, however, sometimes I forget that He is big enough to handle any situation and I just need to trust Him in all things.

Am anxious to see what His purpose is in this matter.


Nancy said...

I've been slowly going through your blog and reading old posts and this one stands out so much for me right now. Waiting to be parents was dreadfully long but now that we have Noah, just waiting for that court hearing date to finalize the adoption and terminate the birthmom's parental rights seems to be even longer! It is so hard because we get even more attached to him each day. Your blog and experience has been encouraging to me.