Wednesday, April 11, 2012

No news is good news...right?

I've heard my whole life that No news is good news! But is it??? I've struggled this past week about getting no news. First, hubs has been in Africa. The rule of thumb there is "no news is good news." If you're getting a lot of phones calls, it means something has gone wrong. There is not a lot of phone signal in the bush as you could imagine. Tomorrow they will be back in the city, and I can't wait to talk with Ryan. I'm thankful he gets to go, but I'm also thankful he will be home on Friday. I miss my friend! Then there is no news from the orphanage we were assigned to. Did the orphanage accept our family? Is there a child who matches our family? I have found myself saying over and over, "Well, no news is good news." I suppose hearing nothing for a while is better than hearing bad news. I was so excited when I first saw an email from our agency yesterday. While we may have not gotten news, I was hoping other families did. I pray for these strangers, and I want them to get good news too. Unfortunately, most of them are still in our situation of just waiting to hear something. I'm trying to be positive, but really my friends, is no news good news???


  1. I don't have an answer for you...but in this long adoption journey hearing news is what keeps you hanging on. We'll continue to pray you hear something soon!!!

  2. We are hoping right along with you that no news is, in fact, GOOD news. :o) We used "the rule of 4" with waiting to be assigned to an orphanage: multiply the official timeline by 4, and that will be about right (and it was!). So perhaps we will have good news in late June?

  3. Patience is a virtue friend :) How long did Rebecca and Abraham have to wait for their children? You and Ryan and little man will have a family of more. Sometimes we get interesting news when we least expect it! Ryan is doing some amazing work right now, you and Brody are bonding with family.... perhaps the Good Lord is waiting so you all can truly revel in his blessing together as a family when the news comes in! I can't think of a more deserving family than you guys. I don't pretend to understand God's timing, but one thing is for sure, its always perfect!

  4. Praying you'll get the good news of a match very soon!

  5. This wait is sooooo difficult! When I checked your blog, I was hoping that you'd have good news. Praying that you hear something (wonderful) soon!