I don’t normally post twice in a row, but this morning I have such a heavy heart. I want to ask you to join me in prayer for my friend Adrienne and her husband Jim, who are on a trip to adopt their second child. They have been anticipating bringing home their new baby girl for months, and were able to meet her soon after she was born. They received word yesterday that the baby’s mother has decided she needs a little time to think things over, and today she brought her daughter home with her. Adrienne and Jim are still there, waiting to hear what will happen. I don’t know if they plan to come home or if they will stay there, but I know their hearts are broken. Too many of us know the pain, one way or another, of having a nursery full of clothes and toys and no baby to bring home to it.
Please pray for God’s will in this situation. If this baby was meant to be with Adrienne and Jim, I am praying for a swift and peaceful decision by the birth mother. If the baby is to stay with her mother, please pray for tremendous healing for sweet Adrienne and Jim as they prepare to go home empty-handed. While they knew this was a possibility, there was no indication that it might happen, and things have been very smooth up until yesterday. One way or another, a mommy will be without the baby she loves, and we leave it up to the Lord to restore the wounds of loss and allow healing and peace.
I cannot imagine.
Well, actually, I can. Which is why I want to call on all of you to join me.
I started a twitter account on the sidebar to keep you all updated on daily life, but also so I could post prayer requests that I receive. It is so hard to post them all on here, but I thought this would be a good way to get the word out. You are welcome to follow me on twitter (if you are confused, go to twitter.com and get the scoop…it’s pretty cool:)) and keep up with prayer requests.
The other day I was driving and talking to God, and I told Him how grateful I was for all of you sweet strangers that have joined me in this walk. I guess words don’t really do it justice, but I want you to know that there are times I feel so alone, and this image of all of you around me brings me unspeakable joy. I have decided that you need a name.
Since I called the girls in my Monday night Bible Study the “Mondays,” (I know, incredibly insightful and creative…), I have decided that you all will be called the “Sundays.”
So, if you are a frequent follower of this blog or you just want to pray along with us, look for your name in upcoming posts.
Now, Sundays…your first task…
If you care to, visit Adrienne and Jim on their site, and please go to the throne on their behalf as they face this very challenging moment.
Love you all,