"But these things I plan won't happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled.
If it seems slow, be patient! For it will surely take place. It will not be late by a single day." Habakkuk 2:3

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Back to Life, Back to Reality





































We are home and although it is kind of nice to get back into the swing of things, I have to admit that part of me has considered moving to a Young Life Camp and living there! Here is Young Life's Main web page for info on ALL their camps http://www.younglife.org/us
Let me tell ya that we had just an awesome time. That place is like a town in itself-even has it's own school and people with families that live there year-round. It was truly a different world and one that we didn't want to leave. The views in themselves were breathtaking! Here are a few more pictures to share.I want to give a little plug for Young Life-they have such an awesome Christian ministry to kids and if any of you guys out there are either doctors, nurses or paramedics, they can use your help and let me promise that it will be worth your time! They run camps all over the country that are all similar, but each unique. You can go there for a week at a time up to weeks at a time and take your whole family for FREE! All you do is go as part of a medical team-2 doctors, 2 nurses and 2 paramedics. You all give out meds for 1/2 hour after each meal and take care of cuts, bites, any injuries, etc....you can ambulance them or life flight them if it is really bad, but that is rare. You get TONS of free time and can participate in all of the camp activities, zip line, ropes course, blob, swimming in pools, ponds, water slides, speakers each night, worship, free meals and snacks, tons of great fellowship....on and on I could go-it was really fun! Check out the links-they even have weekend camps during winter....look for a city near you! Here is the Oregon one in Antelope. We already signed up to go next year
Ok, well, I came back to reality today when I got up at 5am to head to work for a 12 hour shift at the hospital....and will do this again tomorrow. I also came home to the news that we are now moving backwards on the wait list for our baby! We were 4 unofficially, but are now 5 due to the fact that a family that had taken a "break" from the referral list to deal with some "personal issues" are now back on the list at #1-so that bumped us back a spot. Although I am happy for them that they worked it all out, I am sad that we seem to be at a stand-still almost for referrals happening-it seems so rare in the last 3 months since hardly any referrals have went out. Someone asked me today if we even just think of calling it quits and pulling the plug on the whole adoption thing. My answer was easily NO, but the waiting isn't getting any easier in truth. I would go in a paddle boat to Africa and back 10 times before I would give up on our baby that is somewhere out there (even is not yet born). I know there is a little life that was made to be in our family and that God has called us to do this and placed it on our hearts, so in that we rest. Its all we can do-trust and let him lead. I don't know what the future will hold, but at least I know that God is holding it and already does know.

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