Oh my sweet Elisee. He is so innocent. And so joyful. I have revelations of the Father’s heart every time I think of my little African treasure. Here’s his latest photo. ( And you can ignore that serious face, it’s a farce!)
I can just imagine his bedtime thoughts as the world quiets and the day fades into peaceful darkness. “Where’s my mom & dad?” “Why haven’t they come yet?” “Why did God choose me and yet leave me here?”
Of course, I haven’t asked Elisee about these things. I’m sure I couldn’t bear to hear his little voice speak my own wonders. Yet here we wait: him and I on two different continents.
So I choose to praise the God who holds the sun and the moon and my Elisee.
I think God is amazing to have introduced us to Elisee in such a unique and divine way!
I am thankful that I have met and spent time with the son I prayed for, for so long! I’m thankful for every single kiss I planted on his round cheeks!
I am thankful Elisee has met his birth-mother and gets to see her occasionally.
I am thankful he can go to the very best English school and live with a family who can show him love and relationship in new and beautiful ways.
I am thankful my son learned how to give and receive love during our 3 week stay with him. (Adoptive moms: Healthy attachment potential, yay!!)
I am thankful for God’s promises which stand strong despite my doubts and fears.
I am thankful I have a Father who loves me enough to love my children even more than I could ever love them. And fulfill their needs before I even know them.
And so, for now I will worship. So many powerful songs have been written about the correlation between worship and waiting, I know I’m not the only one needing the encouragement. So here’s a few to inspire hope inside of you as you wait for your promises to be fulfilled 💕
Hillsong United – Stay and Wait
John Waller – While I’m Waiting
Kristene DiMarco – Take Courage & I Am No Victim
Brian & Jenn Johnson – You’re Gonna Be OK
Elevation Worship – Do It Again
Skillet – Stars
Elevation Worship – Nothing is wasted
Aaaaaand here’s the whole playlist on YouTube in case you want to listen to it all on repeat.
That’ll get you started 😜
Let’s lift our hands together!