Towards bedtime yesterday, I started to think a little more hopefully again - call me PollyAnna, or whatever, but here's what I'm thinking:
- We are now one week closer to our referral. YAY!
- There is no doubt in my mind that there is now a little one who has been identified as waiting for a new family...our family. That is more progress than we have experienced in any of the previous twenty-seven months of the journey to this point. I need to rest secure in this knowledge. There are people actively working on our behalf over in Ethiopia right now.
- Our little beloved, who has now experienced the irrevocable trauma of separation from his birth family - a travesty that no child (or parent) should have to go through - doesn't know yet that there are other, additional people now who are waiting for him and who already love him unconditionally, and who pray many times a day that he (and his bio family) will experience comfort and assurance beyond his comprehension.
- Our referral may just happen this week!