Friday, January 13, 2006

Winter

I am watching the snow blow by on what is definitely a wintry day. I have been meaning to post for awhile on this particular subject, as I had a bit of an epiphany the other day. I was musing about the weather, and the winter, and how we look forward to spring, and began to see parallels to our adoption process.

Right now it is cold, and dark, and everything is hibernating (or, like me, wants to be ;) ). We don't know what is happening in Ukraine, only that changes are being made. Occasionally we have a warm spell and we begin to see hints of green on the trees or the ground, only to have them fade as the cold returns. We have heard many rumors of Ukraine reopening, what may happen, etc., however, they always fade away as Ukraine continues to try to readjust their adoption process. Soon, it will truly be spring. Flowers will bloom, the sun will shine, and we will forget the bitter-cold days and how it seemed they would last forever. Someday, hopefully soon, we will be home again with our children. This winter of waiting will fade as a memory, but perhaps not so cold or difficult in memory as it feels to endure now. We continue to wait and hope, knowing that spring will come, both as a season and as a family.

Thank you all for your continued prayers. Most of all, please pray for our children. Please pray that they stay warm and healthy this winter, and that God would give them someone to love them and hold them while they wait for us. Like many of you, we look forward with great anticipation to the day we will be able to post that Ukraine has reopened.

2 comments:

Julie said...

My father-in-law just returned from another trip to Ukraine. He showed me some movies from a baby hospital that they visited. I wondered if any of those children would someday be yours. What an exciting thought!

jimmy said...

Congratulations on your adoption journey!

I'm sure the time you spend anticipating a baby will be looked back upon as just a brief moment in the wonderful life you will share with him/her.
It will all work out perfectly!

(You should stop by KC sometime.)