The truth as I know it:

We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life. But those who make their journey home across time & miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us by God's very own hands. ~~~ Kristi Larson

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Please pray with me!

It is with such a very heavy heart that I ask you to join me in prayer for my "sister" Adrienne. She and her husband Jim are in New Jersey for the birth of a baby girl they were expecting to adopt. Adrienne met the baby soon after her birth and everything seemed set to go forward. Yesterday the birth mother decided she needed more time and took the baby home with her.

I call Adrienne my sister because all of us who have walked this adoption road know the pain and anxiety that comes from being in such utter dependence on another person to fulfill such a simple dream, that of holding your baby in your arms. If you have experienced adoption on any level, then you are my sister/brother and you understand what I'm saying. So many times it seems so unfair. Although adoption is a beautiful miracle and blessing, there is also another side to it that is scary and can be painful. We know that our God is merciful. We know He cares for both Adrienne AND this baby's birth mother. We know He is sovereign and that He can make this right, whatever "right" is. However, one of these mothers is going to go home sometime soon with empty arms and there is no quick course over that mountain. Please pray with me!

"Never, no never will I leave you nore forsake you."
Hebrews 13:5

7 comments:

Midwest Mommy said...

I just keep waiting for the update...still praying.

Beth said...

My prayers and thoughts are with Adrienne, Jim, the baby's birth mother, and the little baby. May they find strength in the Lord and each other. Please keep us updated.

Carey and Norman said...

Our hearts ache for Adrienne as well. It is so hard to understand God's plan, but we must be faithful that he will use this situation to his glory.

Amy said...

I stumbled across Adrienne's blog recently myself - and even though she's a "relative stranger" my heart broke in 5 parts reading all the updates over the course of the weekend as everything unfolded.

Oatsvall Team said...

I will pray ... my best friend has had two domestic adoptions and we have cried many tears together ... and you are right we are all SISTERS ... Father hear our cries for this family, this birth mother, and this child ...

Alison said...

I just found your blog recently (we are adoption folks too) and must say that Adrienne and Jim have been in our prayers for a while. Sometimes it is so difficult to understand God's plan when it is scuh a heartbreaking experience...

Kristine and John said...

Well said...so heartbreaking for everyone involved.