Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Delayed Again

Beau here. Definitely delayed again as neither doc has been received. Leaning on two verses I love and trust in.

Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life." -John 6:68

Our God is in the heavens; He does all that He pleases. -Psalm 115:3

Friends, God is sovereign, and God is good. He is not good or bad because of what I get or don't get each day, but because of who He is (1 John 4:19) and the one gift that can never be taken away from me (Ephesians 2:8-9). Today, I have my heart set on all that is true, honorable, just, pure, and worthy of praise (Philippians 4)...and find my strength in Him.

Will hopefully get a new court date at the end of the week.
There are really no words to adequately describe the mixture of emotions and thoughts racing through my heart right now.

Some of our closest friends "met" their son yesterday....it is so unbelievably exciting, I am still in shock....he is soooooo cute and we are all so blessed to know him now! Go congratulate the Butlers if you haven't already and read about their awesome moment. And their newest son's journey so closely matches another dear friend's son's story.....their boys will get to be best buddies!!! I am AMAZED to see God's work and His love for these two very precious boys!

Look at the nations and watch -
and be utterly amazed.
For I am going to do something in your days
that you would not believe,
even if you were told. Habakkuk 1:5
So here comes the mixture of emotions and thoughts...the roller coaster well described by a much better blogger....we are so thrilled one moment....and sad the next....trusting and hoping....scared and frustrated. With our adoption things are quiet right now....no new news today....we had hoped to hear good news after the weekend.....news that might give us hope for the very slim possibility of passing court this week. We have court in 2 days....we still need 2 documents....we have neither....so today as I am praying (and trying to complete a very boring online defensive driving class)....but as I am praying:) I realize, yes, I need to let go of hoping that the slim chance will happen....I need to accept that we are 2 days away with nothing that we need. I need to let go and accept God's very confusing plan in this journey to bring our babies home....so today I am sad for us....still praying for a miracle and praying for peace....

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Please don't answer the phone

We received very discouraging news today...news that "predicts" we will not pass court at the end of the month....learning that it is very unlikely that we will pass on the 26th. Yet we know the LORD is a God who knows....so we do not trust in predictions:) Though I also know I am scared and sad today. The document is still not signed and it being signed in time does not seem probable. We know that our God is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine....we do not know if He will do as we ask, but we are praying for favor over the next couple of weeks. LOTS would have to go right and happen in time for us to pass...Yes, to God belongs wisdom and power; counsel and understanding are His....I know that God can do all things, no plan of His can be thwarted. Please, please pray with us, for our babies to come home soon, for these next 2 weeks to bring the document (well now documents) signed and delivered, pray for our hearts to continue to trust and have a peace that surpasses understanding. We feel your prayers and appreciate them so much....thanks to you all for you encouragement! This is so hard....we want our babies home so badly....we will keep praying them home and appreciate you all joining us in doing the same!

Oh...after the bad news...Caleb said...Mom please don't answer the phone if you know it is Gladney...they keep making you cry:( For the record we LOVE Gladney!!! They have done an amazing job in advocating for our kids and us....we would do "this" with no other agency! But I thought Caleb's response was precious...he continued to say....Mom if you just don't answer the phone than you won't know it is bad news....oh how I wish I could avoid reality by just avoiding the phone:) We are all tired of the tears and are ready for our family to be together.