Friday, November 5, 2010

Prayer Request

Thanks for all your sweet words about Molly.  I truly appreciate them.  CB has been doing quite a bit of crying and I just feel so bad for her.  I'm sure she has no idea what happened to her mom.  I know it will get better and soon she won't cry so much for her.  I'm waiting for that day.


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In other news, as some of you already know, we could really use some prayers right now.  I won't get into all the details, but we have a possible adoption situation.  It's a different and somewhat complicated situation that involves a toddler.  I'll share a little bit of an email I sent to our friends and family...

Please, please pray for us.  We are scared about this situation because adopting a toddler is so very different than an infant. This wasn't our plan, but really when we thought about that, none of this has been our plan. ha! God's plans are often different than our plans. We are praying that we allow God to work in this situation and do what HE wants us to do. It's scary to us, but it's also exciting. One of my favorite quotes from Francis Chan in his book Crazy Love is this:

"But God doesn't call us to be comfortable. He calls us to trust Him so completely that we are unafraid to put ourselves in situations where we will be in trouble if He doesn't come through."

We don't doubt that God will come through for us. :) We trust Him completely.

Please also pray for this child. Whether we are a match for him and adopt him or he joins another family, he is going to go through a BIG change in the very near future. Pray for him to adjust well to his new family and for that family to love him and support him during this time. It will be a big transition for him. Also pray for his family. They love him so much, which is why they are choosing this adoption plan for him. Pray that they are able to find some comfort in the choice they are making for this sweet little boy. I can't imagine their pain in making this decision and I just pray they have a sense of peace about this.

That's just a portion of the email.  I won't share all the other details at this time.  Please just keep us and all the other people involved in this situation in your prayers. 

Thanks!

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13 comments:

Megan said...

Wow! Exciting and scary all at the same time! My prayers are going out to all involved and that the right decisions for all will come through!!

kkasun said...

Praying for you, the little boy, and his family.

~Rachel~ said...

How amazing that you have a possible child in your future. I will be praying a lot for you and your hubby!

Crossed Fingers said...

That's fantastic news! I'll keep you in my T&P - keep us updated!

Andrea said...

Jennifer,

I cry as I read your words, as it reminds me of an adoption opportunity that recently came about to a dear friend. My friend and her husband suffered with infertility for 11 years, gave up on treatments and were settled in being childless. Then, God worked his magic in perfect timing. A baby girl was going to be born and my friend and her husband were contacted as potential parents. My friend A called me and said "what do I do"? I said "jump on it with both feet, if its what your heart wants". They are parents to this gorgeous, precious child today! And who says that you can not adopt a toddler and have an infant too. Make your own rules Jennifer :)

I feel certain this situation will play out according to "his" will. More than anything I pray this child finds loving arms and christian parents who will enrich his life.

Many hugs

Cape Girl said...

Sending you lots of prayers!!!

DeniFay said...

Continuing to surround everyone involved in prayer!!!

S.I.F. said...

I'm sending some prayers for sure right now friend!

Shellie Salza said...

It's a privilege to pray for you and this precious boy. Thanks for sharing!

Angela said...

We will be praying!

J said...

Sending many prayers your way my dear friend. I'm also praying for this sweet little boy and his family.

Faith said...

I have been thinking about you. The twists and turns of life can be SO unsettling. You are handling it all with grace. Please update us when you can...

Saige said...

I pray that no matter which way it works out, that little boy's life will be blessed.

Thinking of and praying for you all.

 
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