"So promise me you'll never forget...that you aren't an accident or an incident...you are a gift to the world, a divine work of art, signed by God. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on this earth...Flooded by emotion, overcome by pride, the Starmaker turns to us, one by one, and says, 'You are my child. I love you dearly.'" Max Lucado, God Thinks You're Wonderful

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Best Dad Eber

In our house, our "V's" still come out as "B's". So, this is what comes out when the boys tell Blake he's the best dad eber!

So, last night could have been really hard because we didn't get to meet Brittanie. Blake and I didn't want to sit around and think about what this meant for us and our sweet Sadie.

So, when Owen suggested we go to Incredible Pizza, we jumped on it!

Blake and I were Incredible Pizza virgins.

When Owen was persuading us to go, he told Blake, "Dad, they have golf for you!"

It was just too sweet to resist!

Owen then told us he would show us what to do since we hadn't been there before.

He said, "You give your money to that guy and then you can play."

So here are some pictures from our night.

Thanks Blake for making this night fun to take our mind off of our disappointment.

Can you tell he's in heaven?

It's quite funny to see a 20 month old playing putt-putt. He only swings with one hand.

Owen does not like loud noise, but he was dying to drive in this nascar race.

We'll let you know if anything develops, but for now we are guarding ourselves a little to thinking this placement is going to happen. We have not rescheduled the meeting with Brittanie, they didn't ask us to.

Please keep her in your prayers.

We are blessed that Owen did not ask anything of why we didn't get to see her. Yesterday morning we spent an hour baking cookies for Brittanie. Owen even made one for Sadie. He was working so hard on one and he said, "This one's for Sadie, it's a rock."

Please pray that God protects his little heart during all of this. He is so excited about what he calls, "his baby". On the way to church on Sunday he said, "My baby is still in Brittanie's tummy!" He is understanding so much of this and that scares me for him. But at the same time, I know that God has got control of this. If Owen sees Blake and I fully relying on Christ in this, he will follow.

Love you all!


Becki Francy said...

Wow, you are so right. And as you gently taught me when I was first a mother, we cannot protect our children from ever getting hurt, what we can do is teach them how to deal with the pain....you are living this out for him. Remember it is okay (although painful) to see him hurt, but you will be teaching him how to deal with disappointment and pain in a healthy way. I love you, don't give up hope yet.

Stephanie said...


I will double up my prayers for you all and Brittanie! And, what a wonderful idea to take the boys to Incredible Pizza - how FUN!!!

I am going to be singing "God is in Control" all morning...HAHA!!

Holy Spirit breathe peace on my sweet sister...comfort her as only You can...

I love you,

Misty Jassey said...

I am thinking of you and praying for you all the time. Just like you to make cookies! you know how to make a friend:)

Laura said...

Sweet girl, you are so right! Owen and Cooper are so blessed to have you as parents and to watch you full trust God....wow, what an amazing legacy to pass along to your children!

As cheesy as the song is, all I can think of is, "God will make a way, where there seems to be no way. He works in ways, we cannot see....He will make a way for me. He will be my guide, hold me closely to His side..."

You already know this, but God has a plan...somewhere somehow. Remind yourself of that...and continue to remind yourself that He is in control!

I love you sweet girl!

Shannon Stone said...

Hey Guys! I just caught up on all your news. I'm so sorry things didn't go as planned yesterday. That is so disappointing for all of you. I know how that feels..thinking you are SO close and then having it moved farther away again. Just keep the faith!
Your nursery is SO sweet! I love your bedding and your sign over the bed!! LOVE IT! I am praying for all of you. I'm sure you'll hear more news soon!!

Love you guys...Shannon

Amanda said...

Molly -- I found your blog through everyone else's. I know a bit of your boy's adoption story because of my relationship with your mom, and am just familiarizing myself with your current journey. I just wanted to comment on your bravery and patience and faith. We've been considering adoption again lately (our son is adopted), but I'm resisting because I don't think I have enough of what you have right now. You are indeed an inspiration.

Praying for you all, for Brittanie, and for your sweet baby girl.