I know that I have been silent for a while. I needed time to process what is going on, or not going on with the adoption. I would like to thank all of you that have written to encourage me. I don't know many of you, but I deeply appreciate your words of encouragement and the scripture that you have shared. Heather R. your prayers continue to encourage me. Mamaof4Boys, thank you for sharing with a sister across the ocean. There are so many more. I have never seen the body of Christ more clearly than now.
In the post I made about the loss of our adoption, I wondered what the big picture was. If any of you have seen the news on Nepal lately than you are seeing the big picture with me. Nepal seems to be imploding. I have been grieving for the hurting people of Nepal and all that this strike will do to the people and especially the children. Please pray for Nepal right now. They are a beautiful people and a strong people. Please also pray for the adoptive parents that are in Nepal trying to bring their children home. Thankfully the strike has been peaceful so far, but nothing is open and supplies are getting short. I love this country dearly and pray for them a lot.
With all that is going on I feel as if seeing this has given me the ability to move on. This door is shut for now. Andreas and I will still pursue our dreams of working in Nepal and opening ministries there, but our adoption from Nepal is done, or at least postponed indefinitely. I have been able to come to terms with this and trust God for the next step. At this point it looks like we will be pursuing an adoption from Taiwan. Like always there is always a chance of change, but this is what it looks like at the moment. I would appreciate your prayers as we adjust everything to this new adoption. I am scared, excited, cautious, expectant and most of all reliant on the Father for what is next.
I will end with this thought... as I look out on the landscape of adoption that I am privilaged to be a part of I understand the whole body of Christ more and what the body looks like. It has many faces in all colors, shapes and sizes. It speaks many languages, and it sees no infirmaties to great. It heals, it weeps, it rejoices and it seeks. May we all strive to be a part of this wonderful body and be faithful to it's head.