Last week I shared a message from one of the staff members at Acacia Village who told us how much Evangelle was enjoying her photo album. Here are some new pictures we received of her with her book…
I can’t help but wonder what’s going on in her little mind as she looks at
Maybe, “Hey, where’d you people go?”
This past weekend in Boston was a nice break for me. I was able to think and pray about Evangelle in a spirit of anticipation rather than in a desperate attempt to battle anxiety. Unfortunately, yesterday when I visited a Facebook group of adoptive families who are in our same situation (waiting for approval from the USCIS in Nairobi) and read about some families’ continued complications, I could feel the fear welling up again.
When that experience was immediately followed by an update from Ethiopia on Evangelle’s bronchitis saying that she “has allergic for unknown thing” and has been put on a steroid for treatment, my heart was strongly tempted to be swept away with sadness. I want so badly to have our daughter safe at home and in our arms where we can love her and care for her in every way possible. A mommy simply isn’t meant to love her baby only from a distance.
I’m clinging to our Savior and reminding myself of these truths…
“You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you” (Isaiah 26:3).
“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you” (Psalm 56:3).
- Evangelle’s healing and strength
- That we’ll receive confirmation from the USCIS that they have received our file
- That the USCIS will approve our case without further complications
- That Joseph and I will keep our trust in the Lord and bring Him glory through this process
- The approval of our friends’ (Brian & Jeanne, Joe & Sarah) cases
Thank you again for supporting us in prayer through this journey!