Monday, March 25, 2013

A strange twist of events


Back onto the roller coaster. If you think your heart can take it - please join us. We could use all the encouragement and prayer available.

The birth father won't sign recision paperwork. From here, Bethany's lawyer serves him paperwork. After it is served, he has 30 days to respond. After 30 days his parental rights are terminated.

During that time, he will need interim care and we seem like good candidates since we already know how to feed him and apparently he is hard to feed.

We are trusting the Lord and walking this out until He shuts the door.

Please pray.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

No baby

Just a quick update.

We went to Columbus, Ga to meet baby boy. He was in the special care unit at the hospital there. We got to feed him and love on him. Smell him. Kiss him. Pray over him.

Then the meeting with the birth father happened on Friday. And it was all downhill from there for us.

A lot if woulda', shoulda' and coulda' ....

We are trusting the Lord. This is not just about our story. O! The depth if his riches and wisdom and knowledge. How inscrutable are his ways.
He is not surprised over our grief. He has not forsaken us. We are loved with a never-stopping, never giving up, always and forever love.

May give more details later here. Just need to heal a bit more.

Thank you for your prayers. Keep 'em coming!! :-)(-:

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Eeets a rrrace!

I went on a woman's get away this past weekend. And there was a theme of motherhood that came across for me in various ways. It wasn't at all the overall theme of the getaway, just what the Lord had for me. So when I say the theme was 'for' me, I mean from Him. Did I mention that I forgot my Bible? Yeah, well, I did.

Good thing my uber wonderful husband bought me that iPhone I was so resistance to, otherwise, I might have to {gasp!} share! Good thing.

Otherwise I might have missed the call that came through on Sunday. The one from our adoption agency.
No, no news, they just had an emergency situation and want to know if we want to be presented. Sure! Add us to the pile.

We get another call from our agency on Tuesday saying that we are 1 of 2 families selected by this birth mother. This baby is already born and in a special care unit in a hospital in Columbus, GA. Ok.
Pray. Is this our baby, Lord?

We got a call on Wednesday. Yes, that would be today. We have been selected by the birth mom!!!

We are on a mad dash to get things ready so that we can get out the door and head to Columbus, GA to pick up our son. Tomorrow morning.

We could use prayer. He could use prayer. His birth mom, birth grandma, and birth aunt could all use prayer.

Please pray.

And I am not trying to reach into your pockets but if you are willing and able, we have had a puzzle sitting around for over a year (like the fundraiser we did for Kadence but somehow had more time to invest in while we were waiting . . .) that we want to complete for Dakota. There is a paypal link over yonder ----->.
We are hoping to get $10 for each puzzle piece. And for every piece that you buy, we will put your name, family's names, or whatever (keep it short,sweet and clean, folks) on the puzzle pieces purchased. Make sense? Well, I am a bit delirious from day and ready for bed. But still gotta pack!

But if you can't, don't fret. God's got it. If you could just pray, that'd be fantabulous, encouraging, humbling, and so very meaningful - beyond words.

In Christ,

Daniel, Vanessa and Kadence