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Sunday, June 28, 2009

We will not give up ! There is a plan !

From the title of this post you may have already gathered the little sweet baby boy referred to us no longer belongs to us. He will however have a home with another family .First , I will say this had nothing to do with his health or any fault of our agency.Second, we have learned the possible up and downs and risks of adoption and that having a referral does not mean they are meant to be ours.Third,we are grateful it was decided at at this point in the process. Fourth,despite another hard emotional week we are at peace and know there is a plan.We will continue our journey to complete our family. Since international adoption has been such a huge roller coaster ride we have opted to open more doors and start domestic adoption in addition to continuing with international . We are not expecting another referral from Russia any time soon because we have requested the next referral be a girl.( long story I will share another time)Some day we will understand this spiritual journey better but, for now we continue on enjoying the blessings we do have.The next couple weeks we will enjoy the blessing of our family as we spend time together cruising around the Bahamas .

10 comments:

Becky said...

Continuing to keep your family in my prayers!

Jeanne said...

Sorry to hear that you have had another path come to an end, but I'm glad that the child will have a family, and that you are persevering. Adoption is just very unpredictable these days, and we have to stick with it to find our children out there.

Looking forward to hearing more about your new directions!

Paige said...

Your courage is inspiring. I always look forward to reading your posts. God bless you!

Lori said...

I'm always amazed at your sense of peace and calm at all the ups and downs. It's very admirable!!! Enjoy the Bahamas and time together!!

Monica said...

Wow I'm shocked! Things happen for a reason is SO hard to hear and think about sometimes but I know you know God does have a plan. It will work out as it should. I'm glad you will be able to get away for a bit to focus on other things tho because this adoption journey is exhausting. We're traveling soon too and I need it!

Wishing you luck with domestic and with speed from your new place in line for a referral. That must have been a hard decision to make! Wondering if you also increased your age range?

Cindy said...

Your preseverence and faith is inspirational. keeping you in our prayers.

Charity Roach said...

Praying for your family no matter what road God has you travel. Be steadfast and sure that what God has started, He will finish. I pray He gives you your son/daughter soon!

The Gobble's (Lanetta) said...

praying for you always... wow..
what a roller coaster of emotions you have been through!

Enjoy your kids and the Bahamas! :-) Hang in there.. and know that you are not alone!!! :-)

CC said...

Hey sweetie,you are such a great example of determination.Some day you might want to write a book about your journey of faith.Your calm, peacful spirit is just amazing!Contiued prayers for you guys!

Christina said...

Keeping you in my prayers. Hoping to hear good news from you soon!