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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Encouraging Words

You hear, O LORD, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry .
Psalm 10:17

I "met" a wonderful woman, Sue, through our blog.  She had adopted a child with spina bifida and was needing some encouragement and advice.  She has also adopted two children from India, and had encouragement and advice to offer me.  It's the perfect match :).  Though I have never met Sue, and I have only known her for a short time, her words have always been uplifting and comforting, and I have appreciated having her in my life.  Today I got an e-mail from her that was EXACTLY what I needed to hear.  I just had to share part of it.

I wanted to share something with you before I forget!  The woman who headed up the India program for both of my Indian adoptions is coming to Delaware tomorrow.  There are five families now who have adopted from India after we did - mostly church families but not all.  Anyway, she is incredible with placing special needs children.  Long story short, she has been to the orphanage where Ramya is (I told her about you and Ramya and shared your blog address).  She said it was one of the best places she could be while you are waiting. 

Oh how I needed to hear that today.  This wait has been really hard on me emotionally.  I literally run to the mailbox as soon as I hear the mailman, and am always saddened when I find nothing from the courts in there.  I think about Ramya all the time, and pray for her often.  In a way, I think this waiting is good.  I believe that this yearning for her is going to help build attachment.  The wait is really hard, though.  David has a great attitude about it.  He says he sees it as a done deal and that things will happen in God's timing.  I know he is right and I envy his peace with it all.  I, on the other hand, feel like part of me is missing.  I feel distracted and pretty blah.  I am sure it is silly to feel that way since we have not even been approved yet, but I do.  So to hear Sue's words to me today were such a huge blessing. 

"She said it was one of the best places she could be while you are waiting." 

Praise God!


Dillfam said...

Oh, this is like a hug from God!! Love it!

Andy and Kiara said...

I'm so glad brought this friend your way! The wait is HARD, no matter how many little ones you already have at home. And the Mamas seem to feel it more than the Dads, too. ;) I am praying for you as you wait for news. Hang in there, and thanks for keeping us updated!