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.

25 comments:

Janell said...

Oh my goodness. My heart hurts for you. I've visited your blog only a few times while blog surfing. I don't understand why it's so hard to bring home these babies who are orphaned. But, I know that God loves them even more than we do. We'll be praying for a miracle! God is big. Keep trusting and relying on Him. You're an awesome example!

Amber said...

Oh Natalie, I am so sorry. I am praying for you.

You may not want to share but what document is it that you need signed. We also needed something and I know an attorney in Ethiopia who gets things done that i thought was not possible. Is there anything I can do to help?

Holli said...

PRAYING!!!

coffeemom said...

OH...I am so sorry to hear this news. I think I'd feel just like your sweet son. I know, you can't do an ostrich, that's one of the tough parts. But still...it is hard to not know how or when. But it's the call to do it.... I am praying hard for you and who knows, maybe you will get those sigs....praying praying and won't stop. Love M

The Albertsons said...

well crap.
of course you feel horrible. I agree with your sweet son- don't answer!
BUT, you are right... God can change this. He can move mountains. I am committing to praying with you, for your case to be heard and for you to be granted custody, asap, of these sweeties.
sending lots of love and hugs from NC...
becca

emily said...

Praying that He would move mountains daily over here!

The Roberts Family said...

Tears. Will keep on praying you through this journey. Big hugs, Shelly

Lindsey & Cortney said...

I am so sorry. Is there anything I can do?? I will get pictures for you and give them love and hugs. Your faith is inspiring.

LoveNotes4CocoPrincess said...

Yes, we'll stand and pray while you all take some time for one another.

It is a battle---but it's a battle where in a few more days, much will be broken in the realm that is holding up the process. The LORD knows your hearts and HE knows the purpose and plans that HE directed and called you regarding your family.

My heart wants to be heavy, but I keep worshiping HIM at every mention and thought of you!
There is a balm...HE has called you to Shalom-Peace.

Sara said...

I'm so sorry for how hard this has been.

Jocelyn said...

I am so sorry to hear this. I will be praying that you get better news and those sweet babies will be in your arms soon.

Ellen Enright said...

Oh Natalie, I am so very sorry. I will be praying!! I cannot even imagine. Y'all have already shown such faithfulness, and I will pray for it to continue.

Drew Carey Show said...

Oh, I'm so sorry about this news. I can't even imagine the helplessness and sorrow you must feel as this drags on... May you continue to be filled with peace as you wait anxiously to be united with your children.

We were able to snap a couple picks of your kiddos while we were there. One of them was sleeping, though. I'm not sure if I have your email me, but if you email me at careygrange@gmail.com, I'll get the pics off to you.

Much love,

msl said...

I'm so very sorry to hear about the continued delays!! Please know you all continue to be in my thoughts!!!

Susan and Chad said...

natalie,

sorry to hear this - Caleb is right on.

Email me at mustangpc66@yahoo.com - I have a question for ya.

Peace
chad

Lori S said...

I am so ready for those precious little kiddos to come home and join your family as well!!!! I am sorry for this bad news and will continue to pray!
I hope that God chooses to show His amazing-ness through all of this! We know He can!

Jen said...

We will be praying for you and your children. Your faithfulness is a great example for all of us in one of the many waiting processes.

J, A and T said...

I too feel the same way when the phone rings. One of these days, however, the phone call you have been waiting on will come. Hang on.

Cindy said...

Sending you good wishes. What a sweet, sad comment. I hope you get the good news you have been waiting for.

Rebecca said...

Oh Natalie. I am so sorry to read bad news...again. We are praying for you.

Susan said...

I just ran across your blog and wanted to let you know that I stopped and prayed for you and I will continue to pray that your little ones get home to you soon. We have 4 children, 1 we adopted thru the foster care system. We are in the process of adopting 2 little one from Ethiopia. We are in the Ft. Worth area and are going through Buckner.

Kristi J said...

Praying for a miracle...Kristi

The Albertsons said...

Just wanted to send the lovely Fournet fam some big hugs...
becca

sparkz said...

Hoping for some good news.

coffeemom said...

Praying for you guys today!!!!! Hugs and hopes....love M