kids, travel, and love
I’m spending all my energy answering little questions on adoption paperwork, rather than letting my imagination skim the concrete and the invisible for a creative post. It’s all yes/no, name and date. It’s all my heart racing.
An email comes from Seth, heavy. He titles it “Discouraged” and links it to this.
My heart is broken. We’re learning this morning that Ethiopia is requiring a second trip to complete the adoption process. This doubles the travel expenses. It’s hard to not let my imagination go wild that this process may last way longer than we expected. It’s hard to not imagine that any rule can change at any time. I know that this is what we are supposed to do, and my wise girlfriend just told me that it’s not for me to know how God will accomplish His work.
Pray for our faith. Pray for Ethiopia Bound, as well.
We’re watching marriages lately, and we’re learning that in the realm of people-love, we choose to put each other first. I chose him. He chose me. No matter how hard it gets, and no matter how many kids swell our love, we chose to love the other first. This is how we learn from God.
Seth wrote a song for me for Valentine’s Day. I love it so much, and you will, too.
Find the play button in there, and listen!