An Orphan's Prayer and Our Story · March 25, 2007
A Beautiful Poem 2007-05-17 12:56:41.0

We found this poem on someone else's website and loved it. Hope you will too!

An Orphan's Prayer

I am waiting...somewhere far...far...away on the other side of the world.I may not know who you are or what you look like,But somewhere deep in my heart I know you are out there.That one day you will come and find me, It's a long journey, and it takes a lot of time...I wish it could be easier.But I know that the ones who come for me will not count the cost. They will only see the joy of finding me.For now I abide in the fields of the fatherless.Day by day wondering why I was born here and not somewhere else? Asking....why my life couldn't have been different? It is so lonely...Even though I am surrounded by hundreds of other children, I know  that something is missing... I know in my heart I need a place to call home. My arms long to be saved by a mother's love... Gazing out the orphanage window, I offer a prayer of hope, "Oh God please help them come quickly." Even as I lay in the darkness each night somehow I feel assured, that no matter how lost I appear, I am not alone. Holy hands guard my steps; sacred fingers wipe my tears, touching my loney heart. The one who made me, the God that knew me before I was born, hears me every time I call. He whispers His promises in my ear. I listen with hope to His voice. But what I worry about most is that no one wants to look for me. The fields are vast and there are so many scattered all over the earth. I wonder how one little child, so lost, can be found? Yet He calms my heart and assures me that He will find you. That He will make sure that you hear His voice clearly. He has promised me that He will make a way through the fields. That He will personally cut a path, and lead you right to my orphanage door. My prayer is...When He speaks...Please don't forget to listen....When He calls, don't be afraid to go. For I am waiting...somewhere, far...far...away on the other side of the world to come home.

(from "Small Blessings", All God's Children International magazine, 2006-no author listed)

Again we wait- so close but yet so far! 2007-04-30 18:03:35.0
Well, last  month was utterly depressing! Yes, when you have had a "pregnancy" the length of a mother elephant LOTS of hormones are running through you! The CCAA matched a record LOW amount of days,2 lousy days! So, there were lots of tears in our household. We were certain we were going to be next but that was not the case. After drying the tears and refocusing on God's sovereignty and His perfect timing, we made it  through April and into the next batch of referrals. Although they only matched 6 days today, April 30, they were huge days in terms of numbers of families logged in. They made it through Nov. 1st 2005. That means we should be NEXT!!!! We are Log-in-date, Nov.5th 2005 and barring any unforseen tsunami's, hurricanes, snow storms,etc we should receive our referral, our picture and info on our daughter, in the next 4-5 weeks!!!! We are all very excited but guarded also, as the fear of another record low number looms in the back of all our minds. School for us ends June 1st and we will be very busy these next few weeks. We have waited so long to see the face of a child we have loved in our hearts for over 2 years and we are counting down the days until God reveals her to us!!!!! Stay tuned and keep praying please, we need all we can get!!!!
Our Story 2007-03-25 18:09:35.0

We found out about international adoption over 4 years ago and finally made the decision to adopt April 2005. We began our paperwork and our dossier was submitted to the Chinese govt. and we were "logged in" November 5, 2005. Since that time we have waited and waited and waited-I like to call it the longest "pregnancy" on record! We are in the last stages and should be matched with our child in the next month or so-late April to early May! We would like to thank all of those who have supported us through prayer over these 2 long years! We hope to travel as a family to China some time early this summer to bring home our latest blessing!

Will and I have been married for 10 years and were blessed with 2 biological children, Julia 8 and Sam 5. Through God's continued whispers, He told us we were not done yet! Of course at this rate we will be old enough to be Jaida's grandparents! We'll keep you posted!