Friday Favorite: A Facebook Status Update

Friday FavoritesYesterday, the DRC adoption community was abuzz with a heavy dose of confusion and frustration.

The latest news from the embassy set off an onslaught of fear and conjecture and what-ifs.

The timeline to complete an adoption will most likely be extended 3-6 months.

And for adoptive parents, extensions are hard.

I promise to elaborate more later, but for now, allow me to share a Facebook status update from a fellow DRC adoptive mama named Lindsy Wallace:

Waiting Foster and Adopting Mama’s, particularly DRC friends today, God gave me a message I believe was meant for all of you as well…

I know the waiting is maddening, heart-breaking and gut-wrenching. I know how you long for this process to be over and your family to be legal and official and complete. But God wants you to BE IN YOUR STORY. Just BE in it. Because He has so much to teach us here. So much we couldn’t learn any other way that will make us more like Him and open for His glory.

So I know it sucks. I really do, but join me by being in it and seeking Him while you are here.

Wow, thank you Lindsy.

If ever I needed that reminder, yesterday was it.

So let me ask you, friends, whatever story you find yourself in – are you letting yourself BE in it? Are you open to whatever it is God wants to teach right where you are?

Let’s Talk: What”s one of your favorites from the week?

6 thoughts on “Friday Favorite: A Facebook Status Update

  1. Katie, I’m continuing to pray!

    I’ve learned that no matter how I try to control things, I just really can’t. It’s only taken a few decades to learn the art of submission (to God’s will).

  2. oh boy. Do I EVER understand this concept. still not good at getting it through my thick skull at times, but I understand it and know its utter importance.

    Love and Prayers, Katie!!!

  3. Vie Herlocker

    I recommend a wonderful book, TRUST, HOPE, PRAY by Trisha and Luke Priebe. (Disclaimer–I was the editor for the book.) The book is a 365 day devotional on waiting on the Lord. It reflects the lessons they learned about being still and waiting in the adoption process. They adopted a precious child from Thailand–they were matched with and approved to adopt him more than two years before they were allowed to go to Thailand to meet him and bring him home.

  4. I’m not walking the road of adoption, Katie, but I am walking a road that is my story … and there are some bumps to it (and no, I’m not talking about my recent yoga mishap). Thanks for the reminder to be in my story … and to remember that God is in it too. And that’s the more important truth.

  5. Love this, Katie (the encouragement on FB, I mean, not necessarily you’re longer wait). Such wisdom. Praying for you as you wait!

    One of my favorites from the week: finishing book edits!

  6. What an awesome thing to stay, especially for someone going through something difficult! I know I’m always wanting to finish one thing so I can rush on to the next, but that’s no way to live. I like the advice to BE where you are, so you can learn whatever God’s trying to teach you.


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