Wow, I can't believe how quickly, but how slowly time has gone by. This is our eighth month of waiting and the last month and a half have been the quietest of our entire "Waiting Career." We've not had any questions about situations we'd be ok with viewing our profile, which doesn't mean we haven't been viewed, it just means we haven't 1) had anyone who doesn't "fit" into our specific search criterion perfectly ask to see our profile or 2) no one has "Checked our Book out" for serious consideration. We don't know every time we're viewed, we only know when we are on the "Short list" and sometimes we don't even know that...
But, God is good and we are trying to be patient.
I just can't believe that in four months Jer and I will be celebrating our tenth wedding anniversary. Talk about time that flies! In some ways it does feel like 10 years, in others it doesn't. There are some years that dragged, and some that I barely remember. Our third year was a tough one. We moved to Seattle then, and I was very unhappy to be leaving Portland, but now, I can't imagine living anywhere else! I'm sure I could be persuaded to move to someplace warmer, but we've made a wonderful group of friends here and a nice little life for ourselves.
Dear Lord, thank you so much for eight months of availability, months where we've prayed harder and for more "unknown" people than we ever have. For showing us how you care for us, and how you care for your children. And most of all, for eight months of hope.