Tomorrow we’ll be skyping with Katya! She has an English lesson with Liliya at 2:00 PM Ukraine time and then we’ll talk after that (3:15 PM – Ukraine time, 8:15 AM – our time). This will be the first real communication we’ve had with her since she was with us this summer. I’m excited, but a little nervous. I have no idea what folks have told her about our intentions, but there are plenty of people around her who know that we’re trying to adopt her so it’s likely that she is aware of this too. Pray that Bill and I will have wisdom in how we communicate with her – whether it would be hope-producing for her to hear from us our work to bring her home, or whether it is just too soon. My fear is that the adoption would fall through and she would have to walk through disappointment and a sense of abandonment again.
But deeper than my fear, is my confidence that perfect LOVE casts out fear. So, Jesus, since You alone are perfect love, remove my fear and enable me to walk in Your wisdom as I talk with Katya tomorrow.