Tomorrow will be exactly “mid-July” … the hazy deadline when our babies’ home expected to have a referral ready for us. It’s hard for me to believe that ANY DAY now, we could receive a picture of Goode baby #2.
When I say that it’s hard for me to believe, I mean exactly that. I have a hard time knowing whether or not I should believe it. After all, this is international adoption. Nothing is set in stone. Furthermore, this is AFRICA. You can even purchase t-shirts with the phrase “This Is Africa” or “T.I.A” written on them… and the phrase means nothing more than that Africa is different – unpredictable – watches no calendar or no watch.
Unfortunately, I watch calendars. Our family has watched as the distance between us and our newest child has stretched further into the distance.
Still, our joy is not broken. Sure, we sometimes feel like toddlers ready to throw a tantrum and declare to God that “we want our way NOW!” Even so, our faith is strong that God’s timing will prove to be more beautiful and more perfect than we could’ve ever imagined.
Maybe we’ll hold a picture of our precious second child tomorrow. More likely, we’ll simply keep thanking God for His wisdom, and pray for patience. We may not be able to look at the face of baby #2 right now, but I can show you our beautiful Caroline!