Tuesday, December 11, 2012

wait for it.

hey yall, I'm Wynne.  
and this is my husband, Stephen and our two Ethiopian kiddies - Camp + Asher. 

I've been here & there but always feeling a part of this give1save1 family.  Our week on give1save1 came at just the right time, allowing us to have the exact amount of money we needed to accept the referral of a little boy.  Now, God has done some amazing things since then and we  now have TWO little ones to love.  They have been home just over 6 weeks and my husband & I still look at each other daily and say, "is this real life?".  

I wanted to give you a little update on our family, and as I was sitting down to write it I totally felt like the Lord pushing me instead to give some encouragement to those in the waiting.  

I was reading in Habakkuk, and this scripture (marked "adoption" in my bible) really spoke to me. 

"and the Lord answered me.  Write the vision, make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it.  For still the vision awaits its appointed time, it hastens to the end - it will not lie.  If it seems slow, wait for it, it will surely come, it will not delay."  Habbakkuk 2:2-3

We waited for a little over 2 years for our two.  There were some DARK days.  Days were we didn't trust in Gods promise, days we didn't know if we would get our daughter home, days that the dawn seemed like it was never going to come.  (you should probably download "Before the Morning" by Josh Wilson and put it on repeat). 

So I just wanted to encourage those of you in the waiting.  God has spoken, and He has a child(ren) prepared for you to love.  You might not understand His timing now, or you might not ever understand it.  But His timing is perfect.  His vision and plan for your family awaits it's appointed time.  If it seems slow, wait for it!  it will surely come!  it will not delay!  

then I promise, the day you have your baby(ies) home, and you are sitting on the floor of your living room reading that scripture again (while listening to Before the Morning), you will bawl your eyes out at Gods faithfulness.  

His timing is PERFECT.  
wait for it, believe in it, pray circles around it.
it will come!


  1. such perfect words for my heart tonight! thank you, Wynne!

  2. Hi Wynne,

    Congratulations on your beautiful family! I just wanted to thank you for this post. My husband and I are in early stages of the waiting process and some days it seems we will never make it past this stage.I really needed to hear this. Thank you for inspiring me to keep going and praying big, it means so much!

  3. My case worker tells me all the time, "Kara, remember, it's God's timing." :D

  4. Thank you so much for posting this. It was exactly what my heart needed to hear. :)