Yesterday, we happened to run across a family that we had met at our travel meeting. At the time of the meeting, this family was at the end of their adoption journey and was leaving for China the following week. We were at the Birmingham Zoo and it was very crowded. Christy and I both noticed a family with a Chinese daughter. At first, the daughter was the only person in the family that we were even paying attention to and then we realized that we knew the mother. The little girl was beautiful and seemed happy with her new family. We briefly chatted with the mother and learned that she was adjusting well. I am so glad that another orphan has a forever family, but I must admit that this happenstance meeting made me a little bit sad for myself. It gave us a beautiful glimpse of future possibilities but a present reminder that we are still here and our daughter is still waiting on us. We're still waiting...God's timing is perfect.
"Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!" -Psalm 27:14 ESV