Thursday, November 15, 2012

Hopeful for some news...

I found out that one of my caseworkers is traveling to MG's country this week.  First, would you please pray for protection over her as she navigates several different cities and orphanages?  Also, please pray that she will be able to advocate for the many families who are waiting for news about their children.  Hopefully, she will be able to accomplish much being there in person.  Her timing for arrival is pretty good since it will be the end of their major holiday and no foreseen delays in the near future (there are always delays, but I'm talking about the kind you can plan:)  In regards to my situation, she is thinking that she will find out info about my court case and *hopefully* will email me with a court date!  I also asked her to please love on sweet MG for me.  I can't tell you how frustrating it is to be SO close to the end and at the same time, not be able to do anything about it.  All I have is prayer and really, that is more than enough!  If I really believe that the Lord says he will do what  he says, then I know that he will bring it to fruition in his timing.  I've been reading the book of Luke, and in particular, have been reflecting on the story of how Zacarias and Elizabeth became pregnant with John the Baptist.  They had prayed and prayed and prayed for a baby.  It was at the point when they did not have any control over the situation that the Lord answered their prayer.  I'm at that point :)

I came across this poem recently and it really touched my heart.  The author is unknown.

Two Mothers of Love
Once there were two women
Who didn't know each other
One you do not remember
The other you call mother
Two different lives shaped
to make your one
One becoming your guiding star
The other became your sun
The first gave you life
And the second taught you to live in it
The first gave you a need for love
And the second was there to give it
One gave you nationality
The other gave you a name
One gave you the seed of talent
The other gave you an aim
One gave you emotions
The other calmed your fears
One saw your first sweet smile
The other dried your tears
The age old questions through the years;
Heredity or environment-
Which are you the product of?
Both my darling-both
And two different kinds of love!


  1. I'm praying for you today! I have been reading the book of Mark. The word "immediately" is used over 70 x's! When Jesus spoke, what he said happened IMMEDIATELY. I am trying so hard to focus on this and to rest in his timing that our adoption will be complete in his time! It's hard but I am praying for his grace to embrace this truth!! I pray for you as well!! ~Karen Twombly, waiting with my babies in Nicaragua! :)

  2. Kristen, that poem has been made into a children's book called "Motherbridge" or "Motherbridge of Love," depending where you search for it. We have it, and if I haven't read it aloud for a while, it makes me cry all over again. Praying for you in these very last stages of your wait!

  3. Oh Kristen, I am praying that this trip will be very fruitful and that you will have a court date very, very soon! It is time!!!

  4. You know we're all praying over here. :) We prayed while we were at the Prayer House. :) Love you!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Beautiful poem!!! Praying for news next's almost time...I can feel it!!!

    We finally got our I800A approval in the mail today!! get that referral.