Hi everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve updated, and that’s mostly because there has not been any news to share. So, this is the “no update” update. We’re doing what all adoptive couples do for an indeterminate amount of time….wait.
It has only been three months since we were approved, which isn’t long at all, in our opinion. The Lord has been so gracious to us, and we’ve been very content, and mostly free from anxiety, during this time. We’re truly thankful that “the wait” hasn’t been emotionally trying thus far. It’s only by His grace that this has been so! Trusting in God’s sovereignty is a very good thing for our hearts and souls. We could easily allow our minds to wander to the “what ifs,” so we’re learning to take those thoughts captive and trust that God already knows who our son or daughter is. His wisdom will always trump our own. If anything, I’m more anxious about actually caring for our little one, and learning how to meet their needs, after they do arrive! I’m sure all moms/future moms can relate to that 🙂
At the same time, we’re definitely eager with anticipation to see WHO God brings into our family, and WHEN!! We’re praying, and asking God to bring our son or daughter into our family soon. Baby Swiger is already SO loved by us, their extended family, and dear friends. We are slowly preparing a special place for them as well, which has been a really fun creative outlet for me. Thank you, Pinterest.
Our perspective right now is a desire to use this waiting time wisely. We want to “wait well.” We don’t want to let it pass us by without gleaning from it everything that God has for us. We want to grow in our love for and knowledge of Christ. There is no One better to know, cling to, and hope in, during times of joy or trial. Elizabeth Elliott said, “The secret is Christ in me, not me in a different set of circumstances.” What great wisdom!
So, for now, we’re just waiting. We don’t have any fun news, or updates, to share. It has just been a whole lot of silence. One day though….!