Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Goosebumps

I have goosebumps running up and down my arms {and not just from this frigid weather we're having} thinking about what is going to be transpiring in the next week or so.  THIS WEEKEND, my friend Niki along with 16 OTHERS will be traveling to Ethiopia!  While there, 7 families will be picking up their precious kiddos and taking them home.  FOREVER!  The other 10 will be meeting their children for the first time and attending court dates.  17 families!  Isn't that INCREDIBLE?!?  Not only are all these children being placed in loving, God-honoring families...but taking their place in the outstanding Hannah's Hope {our agency's orphanage in Addis Ababa} will be more children, possibly even my daughter.  It breaks my heart to think of what the move to Hannah's Hope will do on their little hearts {for most of them it will be their 2nd or 3rd move...each time those moves take them away from everyone and everything they have known and grown to love}, but PRAISING GOD that each of them gets the opportunity to receive the amazing care Hannah's Hope is famous for, and to be loved on by each of those special mothers. 

It could be any day now, and it could be another couple weeks yet.  Only God knows.  I am just continuing to rely on HIM for my strength and patience and hope every day until I see that sweet face {and many, many days beyond that, of course}.

"For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false.  Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay." Habakkuk 2:3



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12 comments:

Lauren said...

goosebumps indeed!! :)

Future Mama said...

That is INCREDIBLE!!! We are strongly considering AGCI...we love hearing wonderful things like this about them ;-)

Much love,
Future Mama
http://expectingablessing.blogspot.com/

G said...

What an incredible week, huh? That's a crazy number of families traveling and so cool! :)

So excited for you to "meet" you little girl. I think the next month or so is going to bring a lot of smiles.

(But hearing their stories is definitely sobering--so thankful that God is in it all--that sheds hope on hard-to-comprehend circumstances.)

The little people coming into Hannah's Hope are definitely on my heart--waiting with you for your referral day! :)

"Are These Kids All Yours?" said...

YES!!! Very very very exciting!!!

nikiJ7 said...

and dont you know I'll be standing at the gate of HH with my camera, ready!

meredith and justin said...

I totally got goosebumps when I read this post. Wow! 17 AGCI families in Ethiopia this weekend. I am praying for you as you anxiously wait to hear something and for your precious girl.

Lara said...

We need to get some babies home so the list will move again!!!

Lara said...

And, of course, so they have forever families and all.

Janet said...

Seriously!! HH is going to be one busy place over the next month! Praying for all these little ones, and hoping you see your daughter's sweet face VERY SOON!

Erika Reiner said...

Wow...17 bubs!!!

So exciting! So your #9 is about to be............ 0.0 !!!!

How exciting! I love the regular updates AGCI sends. Just nice they take the time to keep us informed.

Prayer for traveling mercies of all the families who either meet their bubs for the first time or bring their bubs home!

Melanie said...

So excited for you...As one of seven picking up our son this upcoming week! I am thrilled to free up his bed. I know it's just a matter of time on referrals! Hang on tight! They're coming and it's gonna be great and worth the wait! Hannah's Hope is wonderful, beautiful, loving, and nurturing....
Melanie
www.proverbs24twelve.blogspot.com

erica said...

SO EXCITING!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!