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