Tuesday, August 30, 2011

10 months of waiting

when we started this journey we were not expecting a 10 month wait to receive our referral.  we were officially put on the waiting list on october 25, 2010, and we thought it would maybe take 6 months.

but here we are...over 10 months later...still waiting to see that precious face that God is going to bring into our family.  some days I am pretty good at waiting.  but there are other days when it is just hard.  it's hard not to wonder when...and who...and why not now?!

so.  to make the 10 month marker of our waiting journey into something fun...I thought I'd give away one of our shirts.  yes...we still have some!  you can see pictures of them at the top right of the blog.

I don't even know if anyone out there in blog land would like one...but if you do...just leave me a comment.  I'll draw 2 winners on friday.


giveaway! oh yessss!

19 comments:

Sara said...

The wait can be so hard but it really does all melt away once you see that sweet face. Praying for you as you wait!

I love your shirts and would love to win one!!! :)

Charisa said...

Hang in there!! I know it's hard while in limbo---and Sara is right..it does all melt away. A book that helped me tremendously in my wait was 1,000 Gifts by Ann Voskamp

and YES on the shirts!! love them!

Rachel.H. said...

Praying for you adoption journey!

And we would love to win a shirt :)

keight dukes said...

is it stingy to want more? i've had another human since we bought our first 3! and if adult are all thats left, i will give it to a friend!

The Del Angel Family said...

I would love one! And praying for y'all to hear something soon!

crumptified said...

I'd love a shirt!! We are just beginning our adoption journey, haven't even completed home study yet and were told that a 12 month wait was optimistic at best... so we are in for a long wait too!

Praying for your wait to come to an end soon! I'm sure it is so much harder when you thought it would be shorter..

SaraLyons said...

Thinking of you today. Hoping the end of this waiting period comes soon.

Abandoned2God said...

Jason Laffan shared your blog with me when I noticed his shirt on a CpC build in March. I've been following you ever since and have been blessed by the honesty of your struggles and the joy and delight you take in your adorable girls!
I'll be praying for renewed patience for you and your referral to come very soon!

Your shirts are very awesome and I would be blessed to wear one!

lauren elizabeth said...

abby I'm so glad I found your blog through erin's! God has put adoption on my heart in a big way and it's so encouraging to see others being obedient to the call,even when it is long and painful at times.

love the shirts too and so neat to see ways to not only fundraise but to bring glory to God through the process!

Wading Patiently said...

Wahoo, I would love a t-shirt!! I hope this is a catalyst for your fella coming home soon :-)

Ramblings said...

Hey Abby! Know that we've been keeping your family in our prayers. His grace is sufficient.

Lori said...

Mine doesn't fit any more! It has become a sleep shirt :) if I don't win a new one, I need to buy one as I love them (and y'all). And ps- Evan wears his often!

Heather said...

i would love one!
praying your wait is almost over!

Jamie said...

Oh, how I pray for you. I can't imagine. And BTW, I'll need the shirt to replace mine since I wear it all the time! And I LOVE the new blog header.

melissa said...

Abby-
Your baby boy will come...and he is already lucky to have ya'll waiting on him! We'll say a special prayer for all of ya'll.

Sara said...
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Sara said...

God is preparing you. I am trusting with you that he will finish his work in your family and complete it! You are in my thoughts and prayers. I have something on my desk that reminds me daily that "waiting and praying go together."

Stemple Family said...

Thinking of you while you wait. We are a few months behind you with Holt. 7 months and counting

gldampier said...

I would love to win a shirt! Also, I can't wait to read the post when you hear news of your little fellow. I can pretty much guarantee tears of joy for you guys.