Thursday, November 8, 2012

Waiting + a Giveaway!

This "waiting" thing is maddening.  Some days are easier than others, but days like today, when we are waiting on an email or a response to an email or an update... I mean, these days make me feel like I'm going crazy. 

I *force* myself to be productive at work, to "be anxious for nothing", to talk with God continuously about where we are.  It's hard.  It's also faith-building, but in the going-crazy sort of way. :)

I'm thankful for other things to occupy my time (like my job which is in a very busy season, like fundraising events, spending time with friends and family, and networking with other adoptive families).  I'm thankful for my husband who is a man of great faith.  I'm thankful for our agency...

...and I'm thankful for friends who pray for and with us.  

One friend (who I look forward to meeting in person soon!) is even doing a giveaway on her blog for join her in prayer for adoptive families currently waiting.  It's a really cool thing.  Please check it out.  
For a chance to win a $10 Starbucks Gift Card:
Go to this link and view the list of waiting families in SC with our agency. Choose a family (other than us), read their story, and spend some time praying for them. Pray for their future child, their birthparents, and their hearts as they wait. Leave her a comment to let her know who you prayed for.

To partner with her in this, I will give another opportunity for you to win something as you pray for another adoptive family:
  •  Follow the instructions above (adapted from her website).  Then leave a comment here (on our blog) with the family you took a few minutes to pray for.  We will give away 2 tickets to our upcoming BBQ & Bids Christmas Adoption Dinner.  
Her giveaway ends tomorrow.  Ours will go through Saturday at 5pm since I'm just now posting this.  

1 comment:

  1. Check out this link

    I remembered the comment you left me a few weeks ago. I couldn't help but to think of you when I heard it. I have been right where you are right now, and I know just how tough it is!
    Praying for you and that your wait won't be too much longer!