The hard work of Love

Three months ago we said, “Yes. Absolutely YES!” We accepted a referral, and had pictures and everything of our future daughter.
Last week, we got word that a family member has come forward and they want to care for and keep their sweet little one.

While our heart aches, we understand. Our prayer this whole time has been “Lord, we want the best for this little girl.”

So now even though we are hurting, we are hopeful that this little girl is where the Lord wants her, and that the little girl God has for us is on the way.
We remain hopeful and know that when our adoption is completed, two orphans will have homes.

Romans 12:12(NIV)
12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

James 1:2-3(NIV)
2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.