Monday, May 10, 2010

4 months

And just like that our 4 month anniversary of waiting has come and gone. (We are counting from the time that our paper chase ended and we could official receive a referral) So what is life like for the Fulmer's? We are constantly attached to our cell phones, waiting for Caitlin, our dear family coordinator, to call us with THE NEWS!!! Last week our agency had an abundance of referrals, court dates, and families meeting their children in Ethiopia. Unfortunately, we weren't included in the celebrations. However, our hearts are hopeful that our referral will be here in May! Maybe not today, not tomorrow or even this week, but eventually. We continue to cling on to the scripture Isaiah 40:31
"but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint."

This was an excerpt of an email Ryan sent me this morning:
"It will happen in God's timing, not sooner, not later. Easton is being taken care of by people who love him at AWAA, so find comfort in that. We will be there to see him and know him as soon as we can. He is fine, just pray that he knows his forever parents love him."

I am so thankful to have such a compassionate husband who puts all of his Faith in the Lord. We are learning so much about each other through this process and are grateful for every emotion, conversation, and prayer we have had through it all.

Thank you for our continued prayer and encouragement!
Love, Ashlie


LIfe A Bit Sweeter (Michelle) said...

Hey Lady!

Praying that the date comes soon. Although the referral date isn't hear yet, don't you owe us a celebration report on Ben & Jerry's ice cream???? Alright, honey, what are you guys feasting on in month 4?????

Ruthie said...

Your time will come soon!! Praying for you guys...the wait for a referral is so tough. However, your heart will delight in knowing your child the minute you see that sweet face and every day, hour, and minute will have been worth it!!! :-)
PS I'm getting ready to send you an email about our kid names!

Brad and Tara said...

Isn't awesome to see your faith grow together? I think it's just been awesome to have this new experience and aspect to our faith!! Adoption is a marvelous journey!!

Real Simple said...

you are awesome and God is even BIGGER than that. HE CREATED Easton....He will deliver him as planned. you all are special.