It’s been a labor of love for an adoptive dad-to-be, and now Logan Bahler has officially released “Waiting” for the world to hear.
A graphic designer in Clear Lake, Iowa, Bahler is no stranger to the music scene. He served as the lead singer in a Christian rock band until it disbanded in 2007. Now, after more than a decade away from the music scene, he’s released his first solo single, and the overarching theme is hitting home for many adoptive families.
“The song is really about the struggle of trusting in God even when you don’t understand why he is allowing certain things to happen or not happen,” he said.
“I think the lyrics of the bridge really sum up the promise that we’re holding onto:
And all this time we’ve just been waiting
We may one day come to find
That all this time we’ve just been training
For what he really has in mind…”
Bahler, his wife, and their young daughter have been in the international adoption process for years.
In 2014, Bahler said his wife asked him how he felt about adopting from Africa. Interestingly enough, it had been on his mind, too.
A few years later, after multiple failed adoptions, the family was matched with a boy in the Central African Republic.
“While we were visiting the orphanage, we found ourselves also drawn to the older boys and, after some nights of prayerful consideration, discovered that once again, God’s plan for us was just a little bit bigger than our own,” he said. “We decided to adopt a second boy.”
While Bahler and his family wait for logistics to bring the boys home, they’ve hit many roadblocks. In fact, they still have no timeline on when they’ll be together again.
“In the age of Google and Amazon Prime, we’ve become accustomed to getting what we want, when we want it,” he said. “So waiting for anything is, at best, a massive inconvenience. But waiting on something that you are sure is God’s plan is downright mind-boggling. It just doesn’t make any sense.”
That’s where his song, “Waiting,” comes in.
The core of the song was written in one night; Bahler said it was an outpouring of what he was feeling at the time. The process of refining and recording it took additional time.
At the end of the day, Bahler said he hopes his song provides encouragement to others.
“We know that we serve a God who is eternal and He can see the whole picture when all we are able to see is about three inches in front of our own face,” he said.
You can download or stream “Waiting” on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Music, Spotify, YouTube, and other online music stores or streaming services. Learn more at www.loganbahler.com.