August 7, 2013
But you, Israel, My servant,
Jacob whom I have chosen,
Descendant of Abraham, My friend,
You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth,
And called from the remotest parts,
And said to you, you are My servant,
I have chosen you and not rejected you.
Do not fear, for I am with you;
Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God,
I will strengthen you, surely I will help you
Surely I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
I remember vividly one year ago TODAY when we told our agency that the photo they had sent was our boys. They were the ones chosen before time to be a Fish Stick. Somehow I knew instantly that they were ours. I never thought we would hit the one year mark without them home. I never thought this process would have been so hard. I never envisioned hang ups and waits like this.
God, please let us raise them; let us teach them to know and love YOU; let me touch them, kiss them, love them; let me cry at their weddings and cheer at their graduations. Let me kiss their boo boos and pray over their fears.