We are singing praises of gratitude and celebration this week as a long-waited for court hearing happened last week for our boys’ adoption–while we’re still several months away from being able to bring them home from Congo, we are one major step closer. And as the time grows closer for our family to grow by two, I find myself wrestling with the waiting.


Psalm 37:3 tells us to “…Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness” and the same word “dwell” is used to (Col. 3:16) “Let the word of Christ dwell richly within you.” Clearly, this call is not one of passivity but of action, of intentionality, of purpose. Many days, I find myself mentally ticking off the days as I know it brings us one day closer to bringing our boys home in what is a deeply emotional and difficult (and helpless) waiting process. And yet, what am I forsaking by doing that? Am I called to live differently as a child of God, as a wife, as a mother? While the Lord has used this waiting process to knit my heart as a mother of four and specifically grow a mother’s love for these precious boys whom I have never met, I also know that to live only in the wishful future while not fully dwelling in, thriving in, and cultivating the present is not faithful living either. I pray the Spirit would equip and strengthen me to live in a way that glorifies Him, as I pray the same for you, dear fellow believers.