Sunday, July 24, 2011


The song Stronger by Mandisa was shared on another site with those of us caught up in this EP mess. I don't think I had ever heard it before, but it has really been ministering to me, especially these lines.

Oh, don't hang your head
It's gonna end
God's right there
Even if it's hard to see Him
I promise you that He still cares

When the waves are taking you under
Hold on just a little bit longer
He knows that this is gonna make you stronger, stronger
The pain ain't gonna last forever

I don't understand why for us building a family is such a long hard process. But I am trying to lay this down before the Lord and trust that He has a plan and a purpose in all this. I am trying not to let fear in; the fear that Joshua is never going to come home has been trying to creep in. But I have to hold on to the hope that he will, in God's perfect timing.

John is still waiting to be credentialed so he can start practicing and because of that he decided to take leave this week. We are going to take some time to get away from it all, so I may not be on the internet much over the next few days.

We continue to ask for your prayers. We are going on week 11 of waiting for Joshua's EP.


Deni said...

Sending you prayers my friend!! Enjoy your time away, you deserve it! That credential stuff always seems to take forever!!! Praying that gets handled too!

Christy said...

Praying for you. I got your email and I'll write back later today. Can't wait to see you. Hope you and John are enjoying your time away.

Kortney said...

I hope you guys get good news soon. I can't imagine how frustrating waiting this long would be.

Amy said...

Thinking about you and sending some prayers your way. I said goodbye to a friend and her 3 adopted daughters this week, killed tragically in a flash flood in Wyoming.
And, I have been seeing rainbows ever since this tragedy...I would like to think my friend in heaven is somehow paving the way for more children to find their forever families soon. God bless your little one.