Saturday, September 12, 2009

Always Thinking About Gloria Grace

I have had a hard time thinking about anything but Gloria Grace lately. Part of the reason is that God has put adoption all around us. Today Chris & Dawn set off for Ethiopia. I have been praying for them for a long while. While I am completely excited for them, it turns my thoughts to thinking about when we get "the call" and are on our way to Colombia.

I remind myself daily (most often much more often than daily) that God's timing is perfect. I have actually posted that line & commented it to people a lot. While it is very easy to say, it is sometimes hard to be at peace with it. I fully believe the truth that is God's word, and His word has proof that His timing IS perfect. I know in my heart that when our time comes to meet Gloria Grace it will be the perfect time, because IT WILL BE the time God has already chosen. I rest in that truth, but my mind still wanders...

Some of the things I am constantly wondering . . .

  • Is SHE already @ the orphanage?
  • Has Chiquitines already set our dossier aside for HER?
  • How old is SHE?
  • Will SHE be home for Christmas?
  • Will SHE sleep in a crib or a bed?
  • Is HER hair curly or straight?
  • Does SHE have a blankie & animal, like Seth?
  • Does SHE cry at night & is anyone there to comfort HER?

Really, this list could be never ending some days. I love thinking about Gloria Grace. I love saying her name & telling people about this journey God has put before us. I love hearing the boys say her name, when they pray for her. God has blessed us in so many ways on this journey.

Dear Lord, Thank you for calling us to adoption. Thank you for thoughts of Gloria Grace. Thank you for how you have grown our family throughout this journey. May we continue to shine your light & be in the center of your will. Thank you for supportive friends & family, as we prepare for Gloria Grace's homecoming. Let everything we do be for the praise of Your Glorious Grace. In Jesus Name. Amen

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