We are DTC! In adoption lingo that’s dossier to China. I’m so excited! It will take about 3 days to get to China. Then we will be waiting for a LID–log-in date. That’s when the countdown officially begins. Right now the wait from log-in date to receiving a referral is 17 months. But it could get shorter. We’re hoping that it will anyway.
Changing the subject–I have a wonderful book that my dear friend Angie gave to me this spring. It’s called The Divine Hours: Prayer for Springtime. The idea of the book is to help you connect with God throughout the day instead of expecting one daily quiet time to last for the whole day. There are reading for morning, noon, evening, and bedtime. The readings include prayers, mostly from the Book of Common Prayer, psalms, other scripture readings, and sometimes hymns. The following is a petition including at the end of every bedtime reading.
Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ, give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love’s sake. Amen.