Thanks for your support of our adoption journey. We would love for you to join us in praying that God would give us wisdom, patience and perseverance as we go through the process to adopt our children! We appreciate the many people walking this adoption journey with us in prayer! ~Jon & Bethany

October 16, 2011

7 weeks and more waiting

So I realize I haven't updated our blog much in the past 2 months and that is simply because there is no news.

We got our referral for baby R over 7 weeks ago. And we cannot move forward with his adoption until we get a referral for our little girl as well. It can be any day now. (As it has been for the past 7 weeks.)

People keep asking us what's the latest news, how is baby R doing?, etc...
... But we literally do not have ANY new information on him. Nothing since the day we found out that he was out of the hospital, that God had preserved his life from the serious case of malaria.

So we are just in another season of waiting. Waiting on the Lord. To act. To move. To execute justice for the orphan. To grant us a little girl. To help us adopt them. To bring our son and daughter home to their forever family.

So while we wait all we can do is pray. And so we pray. And we trust that baby R is in God's hands.

Can I tell you something cool?
His birth name means "Protecting Hands".
Isn't that amazing?
Already in the short 6.5 months of his life baby R has had God's protecting hands on him, even sparing him from death!

"Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation."
Psalm 68:5
Praying and Waiting expectantly on the Lord,


  1. wow, what a great meaning! those same hands protecting your son are wrapped around you guys as you wait for him and your daughter. Praying for you!

  2. Thank you Jenna!!! We really appreciate your prayers!