For the first time I dreamed of our daughter in Ethiopia... all night! It was hard to wake up and let it all go... but the wonderful part is that I know that I will be holding our sweet girl in my arms IN REAL LIFE in the future!
It will be interesting, in retrospect, to see if anything important happened in our daughter's life last night...
It has been 11 months now since we sent our dossier to Ethiopia. I have gotten to the point a few times this last month where I want to have a little temper tantrum about the long wait (you know, where you kind of stomp around shaking your shoulders and arms, yelling "Grrrr!"), but I know without a shadow of a doubt that God's timing will be perfect.
We could very well find ourselves waiting for another year or more. However, I am hopeful that it will be shorter, since our agency has been able to refer more children this past month than they have in a long time.
~Dear Lord, THANK YOU for this opportunity to practice patience. Please continue to prepare our hearts to welcome our little girl into our lives. Please protect our daughter, whether she is born yet or not. Please hold her in your loving hands, as her little life is touched by the circumstances that will bring her to us.