Sunday, July 25, 2010


     We are home.  


Longing to be back with Aaron but trusting, hoping and praying that we will be returning soon. 

We miss this little guy....

We miss his laugh.

We miss the way he blows raspberries when he is frustrated. 

We miss his little voice and all the funny noises he makes. 

We miss following him around the institute kicking his little truck ahead of him.

We just plain miss him.

In our questioning and wondering why this has happened, we are again forced to cling with all our might to the promises of the Scriptures.  God is not going to abandon us or Aaron.  It was He who called us to adopt Aaron and He will see us through.  It is hard to trust.  We are human and frail.  We don't feel strong or brave at the moment.  Last night in my struggling, praying and wiping the tears that often leak out of my eyes, the following verses from Psalm 27 came crashing into my heart.  Memorized years ago, but so needed during this time...

Psalm 27 

The LORD is my light and my salvation
whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold of my life
of whom shall I be afraid?

When evil men advance against me
to devour my flesh,
when my enemies and my foes attack me,
they will stumble and fall.

Though an army besiege me,
my heart will not fear;
though war break out against me,
even then will I be confident.

One thing I ask of the LORD,
this is what I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD
all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD
and to seek him in his temple.

For in the day of trouble
he will keep me safe in his dwelling;
he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle
and set me high upon a rock.

Then my head will be exalted
above the enemies who surround me;
at his tabernacle will I sacrifice with shouts of joy;
I will sing and make music to the LORD.

Hear my voice when I call, O LORD;
be merciful to me and answer me.

My heart says of you, "Seek his face!"
Your face, LORD, I will seek.

Do not hide your face from me,
do not turn your servant away in anger;
you have been my helper.
Do not reject me or forsake me,
O God my Savior.

Though my father and mother forsake me,
the LORD will receive me.
Teach me your way, O LORD;
lead me in a straight path
because of my oppressors.

Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes,
for false witnesses rise up against me,
breathing out violence.

I am still confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the LORD
in the land of the living.

Wait for the LORD;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the LORD.


  1. He is SO beautiful. Love you guys!!!

  2. Praying for you constantly while you wait, friends.
    They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as eagles. They shall run and not get weary, they shall walk and not faint.
    Isaiah 40:31

  3. Keeping you all in prayer. He truly is breath-takingly beautiful!

  4. Praying for you all!!! Aaron is so precious!! Perfect scripture!

  5. Just catching up and am saddened to hear the latest news and developments on Aaron's adoption. Will praying that this gets resolved soon and you'll be back there picking him up in no time. What a beautiful child he is - loved the pictures of him!

  6. Praying for you all Julia!!


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