I’m scared to get my hopes up. Really, I am excited and admit to stalking my inbox for information from the agency at times. I find myself getting attached to photos of children on waiting lists. We are working with the agency for more information on a particular child. We pray for him and his caregivers — a lot. I hope he is healthy, I hope our request for information isn’t lost or buried in someones workload (or in cyberspace), I hope we will hear more soon.

Then I remember, we are in the season of Advent — a season of preparation and hope, not just for Christmas and the Christ Child, but also Christ the Coming King. There is Hope.  It is bigger than our adoption. Romans 12:11-13 (copied below)  has been on the wall by our coffee maker for a couple of years, it is just printed on a piece of paper, nothing fancy, sometimes I think we hardly notice it, but I know it is there.  Not your typical Advent verses, but yet have been a helpful recurrence in my head these past few months. I know they are speaking to me in this season of Advent, and this season of adoption.

Romans 12:11-13

11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope,patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

So, I will hope and prepare, for Christmas for my family, for the return of Christ, and for the child that God has for us.

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