Sometimes I'd like to ask God why He allows poverty, famine and injustice when He could do something about it. But I'm afraid God might ask me the same question.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The most useless place... The Waiting Place

By far my FAVORITE book to read my kids, I get all sing-songy when I read it to them, I don't even have to look at the words anymore. Great book-great moral, (Beth, do you remember buying me this book FOREVER ago). 
I hate that I have caved and I find myself in a waiting slump. I am all consumed with waiting on word that we can travel to pick up our baby.

  I keep thinking of all these neat little happy family posts for the blog, cute pictures of the kids, Kobi getting her terrific kid award at school & her teacher writing the nicest letter ever, brought me to tears. Mina and her new Puppy hat, that she hasn't let go of for days. Jack just being his cute self. I also have thought about posting some of my very favorite Asian recipes that I have found recently... 

But I am in a slump, and in the words of the great philosopher, Dr. Seuss, Unslumping yourself is not easily done. I usually find myself fantasizing about holding Finn, wondering when will we meet her, how will she react, how will Mina react, when will she give us her first smiles. My heart aches for her.

 My heart also aches for the millions of children around the globe that await their families. I look at the photos that I posted last week, just 5 little kids, 5 of millions, I have no idea if these other little ones have families. They all need families, so many kids.

 For anyone who thinks we are nutty for wanting more kids, I was thinking about this the other day. Adoption, for OUR family, has little to do with our desire to "parent" more children, and has a LOT to do with the desire for more children to have Parents! 
Pretty deep huh. That is what a slump will do to you 'round here.


monica said...

Yes, the wait is interminable! I guess what you prove is that it's not just that way for those of us who couldn't wait to be parents, but it's knowing that our precious child is somewhere besides where they belong, not knowing that they are being loved and cradled from afar. Blessings, Monica

Bobby and Jennifer Barbee and family said...

Hang in there Amy! The waiting place.... I remember it all too well.

Anonymous said...

ahhh - yes i remember:) and cheers cheers to more children having parents:)


rgshrs said...

I can completely relate with the waiting slump. There's no getting around it, it's hard. I completely agree with you on more parents for kids! Hang in there, the waiting will be worth it! Doesn't make it go any faster though does it?