We witness a miracle each time a child enters a life. But those who must make their journey home across time and miles, growing in the hearts of those waiting to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny. And placed among us by God's own hands.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Transitions and No News

Well we are busy this week going back to work for the school year, myself as a school psychologist and my husband as a high school AP Science teacher. Our son starts third grade on Thursday and our daughter starts kindergarten next Monday. I wish Colorado did not start school so early as August is truly our hottest and sunniest month in CO. I am sad to say that we have heard no news on our precious 11 year old dog. As I replay the story of her dissaperance I am now convinced that she was taken. And most likely taken by somone with the intention of keeping or selling her untill they realized how old she was. She has a collar on with ID tags and phone numbers. It makes no sense to me why they would not have called us by now. I continue to pray that she is in safe hands and that they did not choose to dispose of her. We may never know what her fate was but hopefully with time I can find some form of peace and acceptance. On another note, we have had no news on the adoption. With recent bad luck falling upon our family it is all to easy for me to think the worst, that is, that when we finally get a call it will be to say that we were not approved for this or that reason. If this happens we will be out much money which we cannot spare and many many months of waiting. The crib is set up in my daughter's room and she is now asking "Why is it taking so long". I have no good answer for her because I don't understand it either. It would break my heart if I had to explain to my children that we will be needing to switch countries, redo paperwork, and start the waiting all over again. I am working hard to maintaine my confidence and to think positive despite all of these reservations. I am not one to believe that God is meant to answer every single one of our prayers or that with faith all things will work out, on the contrary I think that misfortunes happen for a reason, some lesson perhaps that we need to learn. After all: "God does not call the qualified, he qualifies the called."


  1. Don't lose heart. He is moving and acting on behalf of us and our children. I pray today He satisfies your soul and sends you encouragement. A friend recommended Hillsong's "The Desert Song" and it is beautiful. Hope that lifts you up today.
    Emily B
    Dossier to Rwanda 4-20
    waiting with you

  2. My POA visited The Minister's office this week to see if there was a problem with our file and that is why it is taking so long (my mind was really beginning to play some games with me), but the woman in charge said there was no problem, but her officers had been much too busy to issue any letters this summer. I don't know if that helps, but it is somewhat of an explanation. Hang in there!

  3. Hang in there...we will be praying for you guys. We are doing well and will be in touch soon...

  4. Hi Kari,
    I don't know how I missed your blog before. I am Regan, and am also with AWAA-Rwanda. We are still gathering stuff for our dossier. You hang in there and don't be discouraged! Somewhere in Rwanda is your precious child, and God is bringing you guys together. I am so excited to see what He will do.

    I am so very sorry about your dog! What a tragedy.

    Thanks for your blog, and I will add it to my blog list.
    In Christ,

  5. hanging in there with you. the what if's are hard!