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Still Waiting...

We're back in the dreaded waiting for a referral stage and have been since 4.25.13, but who's keeping track? As the weeks have continued to wear on, I've felt the familiar heaviness and anticipation... staring at my phone and willing it to ring. I'm looking for the 703 area code that will tell me it's our adoption agency calling about a referral for a little girl, our little girl. I'm tempted to continually check our adoption agency's Facebook page, looking for signs of movement, any movement at all. 

Still. Nothing. 

I will say that even though the waiting stinks, nothing will compare to the waiting we did for the boys. That was terrible. Terrible. Terrible. But I've already written enough about that. This time the days and weeks are going faster because they're filled with the busyness and joy that two little boys bring. 

We're thankful to be where we're at... already waiting to get a referral instead of having to start completely over. We're thankful for our boys. We've seen how God's timing and his ways are perfect and better than we could imagine or ask for. And yet... we're ready to know who Baby Girl Jones will be. We want to see a face to match the girl we're waiting and praying for... and we're hoping it will be soon! Please pray it will be soon. 

I can't wait to share when it happens! (And then maybe I'll start blogging more regularly again. Maybe.)


Rachel Jones said...

Thankful for the reminder to pray for you guys as you wait and for your little gal wherever she is right now.

And you HAVE to start blogging again. I love it when you post something, anything!! xoxo

Rochelle said...

Been praying for you guys! Every time I think about our conversation recently about your last time waiting, and then your time after you knew their faces and how much you longed to be able to care for them... I just feel a heaviness and weight I never fully understood before having Eli. You are very much on my heart and mind these days, and I'm praying God sends you a referral soon!! Our sermon this weekend was about waiting from Genesis 8. God will always bless your obedience when you wait on him. He will continue to work on you and your baby girl while you wait. When you're barely hanging on, waiting is still worth the wait because God has a perfect plan in mind at the end of that wait.... I know it really stinks, but keep hanging in there and know that so many people love you guys and are praying for this little girl to make her appearance into your lives VERY soon!!! Hugs, my friend!

Anonymous said...

Praying with you guys!

Danielle D. said...

Will continue to pray for you both. The waiting I find has been the hardest part in our journey, yet I know it's during that time God is at work most in my heart. You've both been such an encouragement to us from day 1. Praying for your little girl & we can't wait to meet her. <3