t’s that time of year when you see pencils and backpacks on sale at the store, when buses roll by your street and parents hustle their kids in the car after posing for pictures at the front door.
Two years after adopting our first son, we were ready to begin the adoption process again. Once more, God showed how much he loves us.
The tagline of the book Still Waiting by Ann Swindell caught my attention as soon as I saw it. “Hope for when God doesn’t give you want you want” felt like just the perspective I needed in my long wait to have babies.
Meet Waiting in Hope Leader: Katherine Pruitt, Nacogdoches Local Leader as she shares her part 2 of her story of adoption, God's sovereign plans and goodness as she saw it take center stage in her #waitinginhopestory
Weary. A word so fitting for souls who know the daily struggle of infertility and loss. How do you articulate the encompassing ups and downs, trials and victories, grace and tears, good days and really bad days? It is an unhinged roller coaster. Unpredictable. Exhausting. Just so wearisome.
We did not understand what God was doing and honestly to this day I don’t understand the reason it all happened, BUT we had to trust God was in control. And truly when I look back at it all…from our sorrow new joy did spring, out of sin grace did lift its voice, in our complete weakness HE gave us strength to fight, and so, there was hope in the night.