Monday, November 05, 2007


I knew in advance that adoption has its ups and downs and that there would be days we were excited and happy and others that we were nervous and discouraged, but never did I imagine that we would spend months wondering if our child would be fed each day until we get there... or tied to a crib... or given anywhere to use the restroom... or clothed... or warm...

And although we're trying to move mountains to get there as soon as possible, I was told today by my state-side helper that current appointments are mostly March/April, but a few in February. She's not sure if the special needs will go differently. We're hoping to get there sooner.

A verse that comes to mind in this is appropriately found in 1 Corinthians 13, the "Love Chapter". It goes like this: "If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing."

There is power in love, and God can move mountains. Those are the two most important things to me today.

Another is Matthew 17:20. "He replied, "Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you." "

Faith. Hope. And Love. Especially Love.

My favorite two choices for middle names for Aleksa? Faith and Hope.


  1. I have faith that God can make this happen quicker than what your case worker says. I know that may not be His plan, but I am praying that it is. I can't imagine wondering and fretting about what my child is going through in another place, out of my care. No Aleksa isn't legally yours yet, but she is in your heart and in God's eyes, your daughter. I'm praying for you all.

  2. We will continue to keep the faith with you that you will get to your precious little girl soon. The only thing that is certain in Ukraine is that nothing stays the same from week to week. It is VERY possible that you could get an earlier appointment. And I know that little Aleksa is not alone...she has the hand of God right there with her providing comfort until her mommy can get there.

  3. I can't even imagine how it must feel knowing Aleksa is in "that place". I just have to believe she knows deep in her heart you are coming for her. Praying here for a quick SDA submission and travel date.