Monday, May 11, 2009

While I'm Waiting

If you do not have your speakers on, crank them up! I added a play list to my blog the other day with the song "While I'm Waiting" by John Waller. I heard this song on someone elses adoption blog and cried through the whole thing. It is the perfect song for where we are at right now....waiting! :) Really though, I am writing this post as a form of accountability. The song talks about where our hearts should be while we are in various stages of waiting. While I am waiting, I desire to be serving and worshiping. I want to run this entire race in a way that will bring honor and glory to God. It is so easy to find myself complaining throughout this process. The whole experience is exhausting and emotionally draining, but instead of dwelling on these things our whole goal should be to point others to Christ. He has allowed us the privilege of adopting, He is providing the finances and resources, and He has been faithful in walking with us every step of the way. While we wait, we want to remember these things. Keep us accountable in this and help us worship and serve our faithful Father.

6 comments:

Rhianna Garber said...

that is so awesome. we miss you guys. we must hang out soon!

The Ingolds said...

I've always loved that song!! Laura, what a great testimony...keep the faith!

Scott and Kristen Cummings said...

I don't know why I came to your page tonight, but what an awesome song you found. God is really using you guys to touch many lives. We love you all and are praying for you.

the broomes said...

Wow, Laura- that's a great song! Perfect for where y'all are and the plans that God has ahead of you. I love you and will pray that you will worship and trust Jesus in the midst of waiting.

michael and kristyn said...

Laura, i hear you know Emily Hawn/Baize? I'm her friend from college and just heard from her that you are adopting from Ethiopia. So are we. We are still waiting on our I-171 from the immigration office, then we will send off our dossier. It seems like you are "waiting" now. That is exciting. I'll be glad to be "waiting" soon! We have a blog too where we write to our son-to-be. I'm excited to keep up with your journey!

Tim and Sherri said...

Our theme song during our adoption was Praise You in this Storm...I know the waiting time is hard, but when you're holding your sweet baby in your arms, it is SOOOO worth it.

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Luke and I met while in school at SBU. We have one beautiful daughter Maddie, who is 5. Currently we are beginning the process of adopting a child, or children from Ethiopia. The Lord has blessed our family in so many ways and we are forever thankful.