Our Story

Our Story
We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life. But those who make their journey home across time and miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us by God's very own hands.
~ Kristi Larson ~

Not flesh of my flesh, Nor bone of my bone, But still miraculously my own. Never forget for a single minute, You didn't grow under my heart - but in it!
~ Fleur Conkling Heylinger ~
Adoption is not the call to have the perfect, rosy family. It is the CALL to Give LOVE, MERCY, and PATIENCE.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Double Rainbow Kinda Day

As I was driving to school today, I told my mom it was feeling like a DOUBLE RAINBOW kinda day!!  We are waiting on 2 VERY important things with our adoption - 1) We are waiting for our updated form to come back from Homeland Security that MUST be at court for us to pass AND 2) The phone call that will tell us when our court date will be!  Wouldn't it be GREAT if they both came today - hence the DOUBLE rainbow kinda day!!

Well, when we get a court date I anticipate getting a phone call fairly early in the morning.  Since courts in Ethiopia are open while we sleep, notification of new court dates would be ready and waiting when our AWAA staff here in the states arrived at work.  I also have a very gracious and sweet mail lady who said she would call us when our precious document we are waiting for comes in - the mail comes in around 10am.  So, each day this week my heart is in anticipation for possibilities for the first couple hours of my day.  As the morning wears on, I resign to the fact that no news will come today!

This morning, as I was anticipating a DOUBLE RAINBOW (Double Blessing) kinda day, the sinking of my heart was no different that it has been each day this week when the window of opportunity passes by with still no news.  I plugged into my day and went on with all the busyness that makes up my life.

Then this evening God showed up and warmed my heart!!  While driving in pouring down rain, I looked into the sky and saw.....yep, you guessed it...a DOUBLE RAINBOW!  It was not only a double rainbow, but it was 2 FULL rainbows.  Not a portion of the arc, or a faint end sticking out behind a cloud....it was 2 FULL arcs stretching the expanse of the sky before me.

My mind immediately flashed to my comment this morning.  God gave me my double rainbow, but not at all how I thought it would look.  Isn't that how it usually goes?  As I looked at the glory of God before me, tears filled my eyes as He spoke to my heart!  A rainbow is a representation of a promise that God gave to His people.  A promise to never again abandon them, to never again turn his back on them, to never again destroy the earth in its entirety.

The Bible is full of promises!  I was reminded today that God's promises are TRUE, that God is FAITHFUL, that God is GOOD.  He also reminded me yet again that it doesn't always look like we think it will, but always how God knows is best for us!!  I pray that God continues to mold me and shape me into His little girl who loves Him, trusts Him, and believes Him when He promises something - - even if it doesn't fit my timeline or look like I think it should!

So - I am thankful for my Double Rainbow kinda day!!  I ache to hear news of when I get to hold my son and have the security that our documents are where they need to be....but until then....I will TRUST, I will BELIEVE....I will put my FAITH in the ONE who loves us enough to give us WHAT we NEED when we need it...because HE knows BEST!

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