Are you all sitting on the edge of your chair? ME TOO!!! I still do not know where we stand!!!
I contacted the agency for the "Share Your Summer" program and found out the deadline has been past for quite some time. I asked if Mr. Aaron is still available and if our family could still host/adopt. The director suggested we make a mini profile page of our family to send to the Philippines and see if they would consider us. Apparently they are not terribly supportive of bringing a child home that is the same age of a current child. I corresponded several times with the agency to tweak the page and it was sent early evening.
In the mean time....yep, you guessed it....yet another baby opportunity became available. A baby boy to be born in Florida in May. We needed to give a response for that one by 5pm this evening as well!!
I realize this does not make sense to many following our journey. Quite frankly I don't know how we arrived here myself. What I can tell you is that we will not back out on Aaron because baby opportunities came up that we may or may not be chosen for. This young man has been fearfully and wonderfully made by our heavenly father. He has a story...he matters! So friends, we contacted our referral agent, explained our situation, and told her we do not have an answer until we hear about Aaron.
I was handed a quote from Oswald Chambers this evening titled "The Good or the Best"
God sometimes allows you to get into a place of testing where you own welfare would be the appropriate thing to consider, if you were not living a life of faith. BUT if you are, you will joyfully wave your right and allow God to make your choice.
That is where we are at friends!! We have given the reigns to Christ. We will walk through the doors HE opens for us and trust that he will guide our path. I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS!!!