11 Weeks Of Waiting

It has been 11 weeks since we first saw our children’s faces.

11 weeks of waiting.

11 weeks of experiencing God’s miraculous provision.

11 weeks of waiting.

11 weeks of looking at sweet pictures and dreaming about sweet children.

And, after 11 weeks of waiting, we finally have a ray of hope that we will be meeting our children very soon!

Our case has taken longer than most because the courts requested extra paperwork. We got word this last Thursday that the paperwork has arrived! Our agency has it all ready to turn into the courts. They even tried to turn it into the courts, but were told to bring it back this coming Wednesday and we would be assigned a court date!

This coming Wednesday, unless something unexpected happens, we will finally know the date when we will go to court to legally adopt these sweet children. And, based on current court date assignments, our agency is guessing our date will be sometime during the last week of May.

So yesterday, we put our plane tickets on hold!!!! AAAAGHHHHH!

It looks like we will be flying out on Friday, May 18th. That is less than 2 weeks away!

I am so excited that we see some forward motion! For the next 5 days, please join us in praying that nothing else comes up to hinder our court date assignment.

I love posting prayer requests here on my blog, and knowing that I have an army of friends storming the gates of heaven on our behalf. I love that the Lord promises us in Matthew – “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

Because of this promise, we have a request for you. Would you partner with us in prayer over the coming months? We know that this journey will require strength, peace, patience and grace above and beyond that which we possess. We know that we will only be able to do this through His power! I am going to be able to blog while we are in Ethiopia. We will be updating everyone on our ministry, our children, and our lives. We will also be posting prayer requests.  At the end of my blog, I will write out those specific requests that we need brought before the Lord. This is what we would like to ask…..

Whenever the clock strikes 8 (in honor of our great 8), would you pray? You can pray specifically for whatever I have posted about that week. Or you can shoot up a quick general prayer for our family. It brings me such comfort to think that on those stressful days, when I think I might not have the strength to finish the race set before me, I can know that at 8:00 I will have an army of prayer warriors beseeching heaven on my behalf.

Thank you for being part of our support system. Thank you for being part of our family.

Blessings!

Natalie

PRAYER REQUESTS

*That we would get our court date assigned this Wednesday.

*That the court date would be before the end of May.

10 thoughts on “11 Weeks Of Waiting

    1. Lynn

      If it is 8:00 on the west coast, what time will it be there? What a great reminder..8 is a PERFECT time!

  1. Christy

    Yay! Tickets! You’ll have people praying in different time zones, so you’ll be covered! 🙂

  2. Corey Piper

    Have been eager to hear this news, and will be praying on the eights everyday for you. I’ll even throw in an all day vigil on the days with eight while you’re gone. Keep the change 🙂

  3. Nana & Bedstafar

    We will faithfully pray the Lord’s promises on the Putnam’s family behalf. We serve a Mighty God!!

  4. Nana & Bedstafar

    We will faithfully pray the promises of God for the Putnam family. We serve a Mighty God!!

  5. Ellen Pfeiffer

    My sweet – I will pray every hour including 8:00. Trust and have faith. There is a purpose to everything.

  6. Liesje

    Such good news!! Can’t wait to see pictures of your six children all together. Prayers are being sent on behalf of your family.

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