Well, FINALLY I can share some news that I know readers want to hear! I have not had much to tell anyone over the past 9 months, but MUCH has been going on. Last September the Lord laid a little boy on my heart and I began to faithfully pray for him. As the months went on I wondered, "Who is adopting him?" I googled his name and a blog in Haiti came up. One from God's Littlest Angel's. My purpose in googling his name was to possibly find a blog where parents were writing about him. That I did not find. Some time in January the Lord brought to my heart the fact that this child may actually be my child. Well, we'll see! When paperwork arrives in Haiti the director and others at the orphanage spend much time praying over the families and children, I the adoptive parent do not call them up and say, "Hey, I want this kid!" That's not how it works.
Eventually though, my paperwork was matched with a child and the child was in fact the boy I had been praying for all of these months! I was in complete AWE! Many road blocks were placed in the way over the months to come. Now it is September and I am no further along in the process with this little guy than I was months ago. I was asked if I would like to consider being matched with another child, as it seems the issues surrounding my child I love and have prayed for for nearly a year will not be resolved anytime soon. I said no, that I would wait for as long as I needed to wait. I prayed and prayed. I asked God to make it clear to me what to do. If he wanted me to go with a new child and not this one I had been praying for for so many months, then I would be obedient. This is not what happened though. I just continued to feel more confirmation that I was to wait for him.
Now, when I began this process over a year ago, I intended to adopt 2 children. After reading books, going to a conference and praying I realized that as a single mother, bringing 2 children home at the same would be extremely difficult/overwhelming.
What the Lord did begin to bring to me is, "You are going to adopt 2." Hmmmm...all of that paperwork again!?!!? All of that money!?!?! Yep! And when HE is in it and in control then I can trust and have the faith to know it will all work out.
SOOOOOO.....#1 I will be waiting to adopt my little guy that may not be able to be adopted for some time! God nows. But this little one will have a little brother!!!! And his little brother will most definitely make it home before he does. And I pray even now that these two begin to form a special bond with each other.