Thursday, September 06, 2007

update

Sometimes I get so wrapped up in the adoption blog world, I forget that I started this blog to keep family and friends up to date with our journey to parenthood.


Since we have begun this journey, the wait time has increased. It could take 3 years to bring LynnMarie home. Its true. Its okay. But, I want you guys to read this. Friends at work say " No way, people bring babies home from China all the time". That's true, its just not as quick as you think it is. Believe me, the wait time has increased.


Michael and I want a family that includes children. This is the way we have decided to start our family. We are still at peace about it. There is a reason we are on this journey. I have said at the beginning that I have been looking forward to the wait. I still am. I wish it were not so long. I want LynnMarie home now, but this is part of the journey. This is not to say we won't have a biological child. We have chosen not to focus on that yet. I know some of you will get tired of asking "when?" and may get tired of hearing of us talk about China and LynnMarie. I certainly hope not but I understand. She is in our hearts now.


Someone on my personal blog asked why we chose China when the wait is so long. The truth is when we started this journey, the wait was almost half of what it is now. Michael and I need the wait to get ourselves ready.


God's hand has been all over this process. I am not the best with writing spiritual things.I have so many things in my mind and heart right now, that I wish I could get them out in writing. I sometimes get the words wrong and they just don't make sense. So I will make this simple. Here is one verse has been an encouragement to me:


Psalm 37: 4 Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart


God knows my desires and he promised to fulfill them. It may not be the ways I wanted or expected but I have learned that if I can be patient, His plan is far better than I could ever have planned for myself. Its hard not to do things my way but I also know that God has taught me many lessons in waiting these days.


I am so glad referrals came in this week. Its a fun time for those of us waiting to see. I cant believe this blog passed its one year mark last month!! More details on that soon!


Thanks for reading!


Amy

16 comments:

Janet said...

You have such a great attitude, Amy! Waiting with you makes it easier!

Roy and Lori said...

You have such a great
and positive attitude!
I admire that!!!

Wendy said...

What a wonderful and uplifting post! The wait is hard but you are in an awesome community who will support you along the way!

Jay & Angela said...

Your faith is inspiring! It's going to be a joy to watch your journey to LynnMarie!

redmaryjanes said...

Wonderful post Amy. We're all in this together.

Anonymous said...

I will never tire of hearing about China and LynnMarie!! I, like you, can't wait to meet her!!! Well, maybe not like you!lol But I look forward to meeting her and watching her grow up with you and Michael!!
Loving and praying for all three of you!
April

CJ and Donna said...

I plan to stick around to watch His wonderful plan for you all and LynnMarie unfold. Praying that the wait isn't too unbearable for anyone. China is a wonderful country with terrific children who need homes no matter how long the wait :)

Cristy said...

What a wonderful example and encouragement to all those who are struggling with the wait(and I was one of them at times!) God has a plan for each of our lives and His timing is perfect!

Thanks for the great post!

Michelle said...

Inspiring ... we all need to learn to be so patient and allow God to work his miracles. I have proof that miracles are worth the wait ... they a snoozing quietly upstairs! Fabulous, uplifting post!

Melissa said...

I completely understand where you are coming from. A friend of mine who has adopted from China said that it is better for us to have to wait than our child to have to wait. I also believe that God is using this time to prepare me for when Addison comes home. Thanks for expressing what I have been thinking myself.

Roy and Lori said...

Referral time is so exciting!

Don and Be said...

Amen, girl!

Paul & Robyn: said...

I totally know where you are coming from. If you had asked me 3 years ago if Paul and I would be adopting from China I would have thought you were crazy. But God planted that seed and then made it flourish for us. No the wait has not been the easiest thing I have ever experienced but I have never had second thoughts or felt bitter because I know the Lords is in control.

Thanks for always uplifting us!!

Jeff and Michelle said...

Another positive post.You are right. It is a journey. Your daughter will be in your arms in His timing. God bless.

Mommy Spice said...

God knows who she is. If she takes 3 years to get to, she's totally worth the wait. I"m right there with ya.

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

I too started my site as a thing for my family back in Australia and it seems to that if I don't 'blog' something I get emails asking me if I am ok??? That is a nice feeling... we're hanging in there too...