Saturday, January 16, 2016

this year

I have mentioned before that when 2015 began, I was frustrated that Brad's prayers included the words, "Bring C to us this year." In my opinion, that was too broad, too far away. I was praying for her to be home "soon," "in the next few weeks," "quicker than we could ever imagine." I wanted her home "tomorrow."

Her Exit Letter, the elusive Exit Letter, was stamped with the date "31 December 2015." If it had a time stamp, it would be "2 minutes until closing time."

The family who brought her--along with their own daughter who also received a Medical Exit Letter--then packed their bags and left for the airport to board a plane a few short hours later. She was on her way home to us before the end of the year.

I don't think that's a coincidence.

I don't understand why we got an Exit Letter while hundreds of others still wait. It's not fair, I don't understand God's ways, and I am so sad for those families and children who still wait to be united.

Our prayers now are for all children to be united with their families this year.