On September 3, 2010, Garth and I were rejoicing that after 9 long months of our "paper pregnancy", our dossier was FINALLY on its way to Ethiopia where we would soon see the faces of our boys. I have to admit that at the time I was expecting to have to wait a minimum of 4 months but probably closer to 6 before we would see our kids' faces, but God had a different plan...and thankfully it was MUCH shorter! I can't believe a year has passed since we officially entered the waiting game and while I can look back over this past year with mostly happiness and rejoicing, I also am feeling sadness for our friends who were DTE with us (like the Paddack family) or even earlier than us (like the Anderson family) who are STILL waiting to see their precious child's face. We all tell ourselves that God is in control and God knows what is best, and that IS true, but it is SO HARD to be waiting this long. So please pray for the families who are still waiting. I know it will all be worth it when they finally see their child's face, but right now they need our prayers.