Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Any News???

Because your steadfast love is better than life,
    my lips will praise you.
So I will bless you as long as I live;
    in your name I will lift up my hands.
My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food,
    and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips
Psalm 63:3-5

Would you like to hear the words I hear a lot lately?

Any news?  

Have you heard anything?

Have you got a referral yet?

Any word?

Have you heard any news?

 My is answers are "No!"  "Nope!"  "Not a thing!" and "No, but please keep on praying!"

I've had someone ask me if it bothers me how everyone continues to ask, "Any news???"  Not a all!!!  I find it a great blessing that our friends and family care about us.  How wonderful it is that people continue to pray for these many, many months for our family and the baby to come!   And one day soon when we get good news, we will have many people rejoicing with us.  We could not be more thrilled at how many people love orphans and are so excited about there being one less.  We are thankful for those who care enough to ask because they are remembering the lonely child on the other side of the world and the promise that "God sets the lonely in families"  Psalm 68:6.

So keep on asking and most importantly, please keep on praying!!!  We hold strong to Philippians 1:6, "being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion." 


  1. It really is a blessing that people care. Praying for good news for you soon!!

  2. I was at a meeting at church this morning, and two people asked most of those questions. :o) It actually does help to know that others are remembering our daughter-to-be -- it makes the adoption process feel less like our "imaginary friend" that only we can see. And lately I'm feeling like prayer is the ONLY thing that's going to move the process along. Thanks for sharing these thoughts!

  3. Hi Cristy,

    I haven't heard of any Dillon families receiving referrals, unfortunately. The one I know of used Journeys of the Heart. I think a lot depends on the orphanages, which is so unpredictable because we're all matched with different ones all over the country -- some of them probably make foreign adoptions more of a priority than others, or some are more understaffed than others, etc. It sure is a wild and unpredictable ride . . . Thanks for keeping me company as we wait!