Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Skipped a month... & UPDATE!

So,  I completely missed the 7 months post and in 2 more days it will be 8 months of waiting for our Ethiopian infant boy,  Julani! :)

My last post was about a longer wait, well the day before my birthday (March16th) we received another email stating the wait will be even longer and possibly grow. The wait started at 10-14 months moved to 14-18 and is now at 18-24...24 are you kidding me? Ahhh needless to say this caused some emotions and questions in the Turner household. This time is just to receive a referral, not including court date, travel, court and embassy clearance.

The biggest question that we are praying about this week is "Since we want more than one child, do we go ahead and pursue a quicker adoption option while we wait for Julani? Or does God just want us to wait to be parents for longer?"  The timing was good in a sense that Joseph was already taking this week to get away and rest, physically and spiritually, and write.  So we have decided to pray earnestly this week, separately, to keep emotions and influence away, about what to do and at the end of the week we will hopefully make a wise, Godly decision on what to pursue.
So PLEASE be praying this week with us and I will definitely let you know what we have decided to do.



Carrie Holliday said...

Thinking of you guys this week! <3

Anonymous said...

Hi, I happened upon your blog while looking for furniture with sheet music! Anyway, I thought I'd comment on your adoption journey, as my husband and I adopted one of our daughters from China 8 years ago. All I can say is The Lord is getting your child ready for this adventure as well as both of you. God's perfect timing is just that; perfect. Spend the time inbetween praying for the birthparents of your little one (this will be hard for them, of course)and spend it like one long date with each other, since you need to stock up now on dates; there won't be a lot of them once your little boy arrives. Of course, I know nothing about you, but have you considered an older child or a child with special needs? (The wait is often shorter for the children who can be harder to place.) Whatever plans He has for you will be met with an equal amount of God-given, patience, love and parenting ability. I know how hard the waiting is, but you want that exact child He is preparing for your family!(He may be not even conceived yet!)One thing I found helpful was to keep a journal and compare, later the things I was praying for on the specific days that turned out to be her day of birth, probable time of conception etc... It turned out I began praying for her birth parents the week she was probably conceived. Who knows, your prayers may be instrumental in keeping your son's birth parents from choosing abortion, as maybe mine were. And what a wonderful thing to be able to tell him some day that you were praying for him from the beginning of his life. And don't forget, you're not in limbo (though it sure can feel that way.) You two are becoming more the people God wants you to be by the time your little one arrives. Have fun watching God's mysterious ways unfold! God bless you, all three.