Wednesday, January 23, 2013
I can't believe my last post was almost a year ago!
In March of 2012, I posted about a coming storm. I knew it was coming, but I didn't know what it was....yet. Then in June (our one year anniversary as a family of 5), we had our last visit with our social worker concerning Nazeret and how we were doing as a family. That visit also became our first visit for our second adoption! That's right, the Kuykendall's are "PAPER PREGNANT" again. This time we are expecting a little boy 3-5 years old from Honduras.
When I started this blog I included Revelation 7:9 "After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb." Even then, I could visualize my family starting to look a little like heaven. HA! I HAD NO IDEA! I'm getting a little concerned about the "great multitude" part and "every nation". Just kidding. If that's what God has planned for our family, we will need a lot of bunk beds and a really big van.
You might be wondering how we ended up in Honduras. Well, it starts with Nazeret. She was not even home six months when she started asking us to adopt (or birth) a baby brother. The second is out of the question and so was the first at that time. Then in February I saw a Facebook post about an orphan choir made up primarily of Ethiopian children and thought how much I would love to have them in our hometown, but...we live in a small town and I knew that wasn't going to happen. A couple days later I got an email from my social worker asking if I would consider hosting His Little Feet in our church. I should have known God was up to something big, but I just thought He was answering a prayer of my heart. I was excited for Nazeret to spend time with Ethiopian children. I was surprised after months of planning to learn that we (the Kuykendall home) would be hosting one Ethiopian girl and one Honduran girl. Both girls have a little piece of our hearts to this day.
A couple of months later and several conversations about adopting another child, Michael took a weekend to get away with the Lord and ask Him. He answered with Matthew 1:21 "She will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus..." We took it as a clear sign that we have a son. Now, the Jesus part....that was a cause for laughter until we asked Nazeret: "Where is this little brother you want to bring home, Ethiopia?" It really was no surprise when the Ethiopian child that had only been in America ten months said "NO! Honduras!" Now laugh if you must, but Jesus is pronounced Hay-soos in Spanish. I ran to the computer to see if America World (our adoption agency) had a program in Honduras and guess what....it started about the time we got Nazeret's referral!
Here we are about eight months later; all of our paperwork has been translated to Spanish and sits in the hands of the Honduran government....and we wait.
Waiting is so hard, but it is easier with friends. I hope that you will join us while we wait.