Saturday, October 11, 2008

Seasons



For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.


Ecclesiastes 3:1










To me when I read or say this verse outloud I think of the many seasons in my own life, but for some reason right now I think of all parents who wait for their children. Whether you are waiting for the first time, second or 6th, the wait for a child is agonizing. The wait to adopt from China has slowed to a crawl. I do get comfort from the fact that China is still matching babies to families and moving ahead though it is painfully and horribly slow. My heart is always with my friends and all those who wait, I believe very deeply your time or season will come. Someday (though I know it seems far away) this wait will be a distant memory, and a memory that will quickly leave the moment you see your child's face for the first time. The wait that you've all endured won't be any less but the child you've waited for will be worth it. Every day. Every minute. My prayers are with all of you that wait and especially for the children who wait for their forever families.

5 kind words:

Life with JJ, Starr and Spice said...

Your sentiments are so beautiful and heartfelt. You voiced them so perfectly. You are such a caring and lovely woman.

Hugs
Lori

OH MY #6 said...

OK GIRLFRIEND! U have me weeping. Hands down, awesome post. U have made my day. Heck, you have made my week.

Beautiful picture!

Love you friend.

Lea

missy said...

I'm with Lisa and Lea...your heart is full of such compassion for others. I am so thankful for you.

I, too, feel so awful for the waiting families and children. Surely, in His time, they will be united!

The Morris Family said...

What thoughtful, encouraging, and true words Gail!

Denise C said...

Oh what a beautiful heart you have Gail! I pray too for the waiting families and for the waiting children....on the other side of the world!
Sweet blessings to your precious family!
Love,
Denise

 
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