the word is...wait.

Waiting

We hoped hearing from our adoption agency would bring good news, but at last the word is that we will have to wait longer to bring Meseret and Kamise home.  The rainy season will begin shortly and the orphanage in which Meseret and Kamise are living needs a government official to come look at its processes more thoroughly. The roads become so treacherous that government work that requires that kind of travel ceases until October. The country capital is Addis Ababa and our girls are at an orphanage that is a 14 hour jeep ride away. So they are stuck and so are we.

We are saddened by this news and we are clinging to words like Paul wrote the Romans,

26-28Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God's Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don't know how or what to pray, it doesn't matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That's why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good. The Message by Eugene Peterson

We are sad for the girls who were told that we were coming and now must wait. Even through this does not satisfy our desires we trust our Father. His way's are perfect and so is his timing. The sunrise today will remind me of that.