Friday, September 10, 2010

Reece's Rainbow--While We Wait

I don't share a lot of what's on or in my heart on here, but Reece's Rainbow is definitely a big part of my heart, and I know that because of the amount of time I spend on it. :)

Shortly after the girls came home, I asked how I could help with RR. I quickly became involved in some administrative work and then took over our Monday night chats for families in the process of adopting from Ukraine. I now create dossier documents for families adopting from Ukraine. I love it (although the new Office is giving me fits with the changes to my mail merge!) and I love that I get to help families bring their children home...and especially knowing that so many children who would have been left to die will now have a mama and a papa to take care of them.

So you can understand a little as to why I feel it's important to share the following blog post, taken from the RR blog.


While we wait

While we wait for the perfect timing...

they hope they can wait another day.

While we wait for more money...

they wait with nothing.

While we wait for a bigger home with enough room...

they wait for room in our hearts.

While we wait for others approval...

they wait with any dignity they can find.

While we wait for the ideal child....

they wait knowing they are not.

While we wait trying to decide if we can manage another...

they wait trying to manage on their own.

While we wait to see how much we have to give to them...

They are waiting to give us even more.
While we wait for God to provide...

He waits for us to take the first step so He can.

We must NEVER use 'waiting to hear from Him' as an excuse for not doing what He has ALREADY commanded in the bible for us to do... proclaim the truth, care for orphans, serve others, be His hands of justice for the poor, and show compassion.
(James 1v27)

So, what are you waiting for??

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1 comment:

Jefferson Hunt said...

Too true, too true. That kind of explains the way I did it - the not waiting part. It was less than a year from considering adoption to coming home from having adopted.