Wednesday, October 15, 2008

We will wait some more...

We received bad news today regarding our case. Due to policy type changes, our case was delayed until another document is gathered. We were told today to expect a new court case in mid to late November. While this is hard for us to process and came as quite a shock to us, we know that our Heavenly Father has all of this in His plan. We are grateful for that beyond explanation!

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. **Thank you Lord for this Truth...I don't know where we would be without it!

Two related thoughts....

When Abbey ( a caseworker) called I could tell in her sweet voice that she had bad news....and I immediately started praying...Lord, please let these babies be OK, just let this be something about a delay or something like that...so needless to say I was at first grateful when she said it was a delay....and then quickly very sad too:(

The call came when my Mom and I were going over the packing list....being this is the 3rd time we have packed I have quite a list (we started packing in June and in August when we thought we would pass court before)...The Lord is going to have to really give me supernatural strength to begin packing ever again....not sure that my heart can keep doing these preparations and delays:(

Thanks for your prayers and support! We will keep you posted...

21 comments:

Adoption Cubed said...

Natalie,
I am so, so, sorry. This is not the news I wanted for any of us. I am sending lots of hugs and prayers your way. Please know you are in my thoughts.
Rebecca

Jana said...

OH Natalie. I'm so sorry.

God is good, all the time. But that doesn't mean it doesn't really, really hurt. :( And rightfully so.

We are thinking of you guys and praying for you.

Heather said...

I am so sorry to hear this news. I admire your strength!! We will be thinking of you and praying that your sweet little ones are home very very soon!

Susan and Chad said...

Nothing to say but we are with you...our thoughts and prayers are with you...

crazy thorne's said...

Oh Natalie I am soooooooo sorry!!!! I dont know if there is anything else that can be said. Praying for your strength!!! Blessings, Pam

Holli said...

SO SORRY! I am praying for your WHOLE family. That God will protect your little ones (home and away) and for peace in this time of waiting(yet again).....

Kristy -Mom to 4 and soon to be more! said...

I am so heartsick for you! I can hardly even read the bad news posts from all of my dear Gladney families. Oh, I am so so sad...... Praying for you.
Love, Kristy

Lori S said...

I, too, am very sorry for this news! I think I should just copy and paste your post to my blog! It says it all!
I'm praying for you!
Lori

emily said...

Your faith is an encouragement to those following your journey. Praying for you all and praising the Lord that they are indeed healthy and in such good care.

shoemake family said...

Natalie, I am so sorry. Words cannot express how sad I am for you all. Praying for you as you continue to WAIT upon the Lord.

The Albertsons said...

I'm really heartbroken for so many of you tonight... please know that you can count on us for prayers... I really hope that you can feel the prayers for you, and know that we are carrying this burden with you...
so sorry, sweet family...
becca

Jocelyn said...

I am so sorry to hear this, I know this waiting is so hard...thinking of you guys.

HeidiD in CT said...

Oh no - we are so sorry. We will pray that this will be the last time you have to wait for your precious babies. We're thinking of you - hang in there!

The Roberts Family said...

Tears tonight for you guys. Just now getting caught up on today's news. I am SO SORRY you have yet another delay my sweet friends. Will for sure continue to cover you and prayer ... and your precious children waiting. Know that we're here ... if you need to talk, or a long-distance shoulder to cry on over the phone. Much, much love, Shelly

Wolfemom said...

Natalie, I am so, so sorry! I can't believe this all happened today. My friend and I got together this morning and prayed for all the families in court this week and now I see all of this. Please know you will be in my prayers.
Hugs, Kathy

LoveNotes4CocoPrincess said...

Natalie, your trusting the LORD has lifted my spirit tonight. Thank you for being selfless in the delay. My prayers are with you and your family!

Carol said...

Natalie and Beau - we're all thinking of you guys this week. Waiting is so frustrating! We're sending hugs and prayers your way as well!

Drew Carey Show said...

I am so so sorry to hear this news of your delay. I know how your heart is aching to bring your children home. May you continue to be filled with peace during your journey... XOXO Carey

Rebecca said...

So sorry you guys. This waiting stuff is nooo fun.

Erica said...

Oh Natalie! I am so sorry. Praying for peace, God IS good all the time. His timing is perfect, praying for grace as you face a new court date and praying for your sweet babes as they wait for their mama and dad.

"But these things I plan won't happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled. If it seems slow, be patient! For it will surely take place. It will not be late by a single day." Habakkuk 2:3

Amber said...

I am so sorry! My prayers are with your family and your babies!