Sunday, January 1, 2012
Joy and hope
I've been away from the blog celebrating Christmas (and now New Year's) with family and friends. It has been a fun week with children home from school, family and friends in and out of each others' houses, cousins visiting, and more. And at the core of it all is the reason why we hope: a baby, God putting on flesh, to reunite us with our heavenly Father.
We are so thankful for him, and for another year with our parents, with healthy children, with a loving circle of friends. And we are hopeful because of him -- and hopeful that this year we see the little face that will be added to our family, and learn the name to be added on our fourth Christmas stocking.
This week should bring some news about when and if the Indian government will be asking us to re-submit our dossier to be considered for a referral. Our prayers are with all of the waiting children -- those waiting to be matched with families in India, and those who will make their way across oceans to their families.
Many blessings to you in 2012!