Last Friday, the 15th, we received our 2nd update about B. And another picture! And it was cute! I was beyond excited to see her again, I didn't think we would for another month. She is growing and has changed so much. I started crying when I saw her because she just looked so adorable and it is so hard to not be with her. I noticed right away that her hair was so much curlier, and her cheeks had filled out. She doesn't have that "newborn" look anymore, just cute babyness. :) She is 2.5 months now, 9 pounds and 20 inches, and her developmental chart looks good.
I have been thinking a lot lately about waiting and "waiting well." A friend recently posted several verses about waiting and faith that were so encouraging. (I am posting one of them!) So often I operate in my own strength and depend on my own abilities which ends up being empty and discouraging. But, filling my mind and heart with truth and choosing to believe what I KNOW instead of dwelling on the myriad of things I don't, brings peace. I don't know when we we travel and bring her home, but I do know that her Creator loves her more than I could ever imagine, and will continue to take care of her and watch over her until and after we bring her home with us. I am choosing to dwell on that, day by day.
"I am waiting for the Lord, my soul is waiting for Him, and my hope is in His Word." Psalms 130:5