"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 29, 2008

Children of God

Well, I am heart broken to be reminded that these are not our children.

Regardless of how our children come to us, they are not ours, but God's. We are all children of God.

So right now I am hearing that song, "Held" by Natalie Grant.

Can you tell that songs so speak to me?

B just called the agency and said they did the c-section early and that she decided to parent.

This is what that song is about, feeling HELD by God even in the midst of great sadness and loss.

Please pray for Sadie and B as they prepare for life together. B was not prepared for this, so please pray for safety and support for them.

Please pray for Owen and Cooper that they will know God has a sibling out there for them.

Please pray that as Blake and I greive this loss we also see the good things that God has blessed us with. This could have happened on Sunday after we had bonded with Sadie over the week.
While we believe it is okay to be sad, it's not okay to get stuck there. God has great plans for us and great plans for Sadie (I guess that's not really her name, huh?)

Just wanted you to know, this is where we are.

We love you all and thank you for covering us in prayer.


Lindsey said...

I am so very sorry to hear this! Again I found your blog through Robin's and I just want you to know that I am praying for you. May God be with you, your husband and your 2 amazing and precious little boys.

God please be with this family. Wrap your arms around them and give them strength to get through this hard time. With all my love ~ Amen


Psalm 31:3 ~ O Lord, since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me.

Anonymous said...

We love you and are praying....we are truly praying for God's peace that will pass ALL understanding. We are praying for B and for the baby's safety and well being.

Love you guys!

Terra said...

Oh Molly! I have been waiting to comment on this post because to be very honest, I know I don't have the perfect words to say to take away the pain you and Blake must be feeling. I am heartbroken for you. I pray God's loving arms around you, your family, and the beautiful baby that was born today. I pray God gives B guidance and protects her and the baby. I will be praying for understanding for Owen and Cooper. I know this means that God has a different plan for the Shockley family and he sees the bigger picture and His perfect plan is greater than we could ever imagine, but it is just so hard to understand. He just says to trust, so we trust you Lord. Love you guys!

Brooklyn said...

hi. my name is brooklyn and i am a friend of robin's. i'm sure you and your family are so heartbroken right now...i don't even know you and it made my stomach drop to read your blog. praise the Lord you have a Comforter and Father to lean on.

Amanda said...

I'm so sorry for you loss. I was certainly hoping B would go through with the placement, though things have changed for her over the last several days.

I hope you do indeed feel held during this time. Though things are hard right now and don't make sense, God is faithful and has your beautiful family (including all its intended members) in the palm of His hand.

Praying for you all...

Shannon Stone said...

Oh BEANS!! That wasn's SUPPOSED to happen. SIGH....We are just SO not in control. Who knows still what may happen. I know you are grieving and so am I. My heart is breaking too. This is the hard part...when we can't see why what is happening this moment has to be part of the big plan...what IS the BIG PLAN??? What will happen next. Just trust HE says. Just trust. I hope Blake is home tonight.
Enjoy the blessings of your home and your family. Tomorrow is a new day and ANYTHING can happen.

Love you, Shannon

Misty Jassey said...

I love you. My heart is broken with yours. I don't know what to say except I wish I could hold you right now.

norma murphy said...

Words can't express how thankful and proud I am of you two for your faith, lived out today... So glad I can be with you... Noonie

Anonymous said...

Molly, You have been on my heart today and it was before I heard the news about Sadie. You don't know this but I have marveled at your faith in God's plan through all of this. Your family will be blessed many times over for the diligent trust you have in God! Please know you and your precious family will be in my thoughts and prayers and I will pray protection over Sadie and peace for B. I look forward to seeing what awesome plans God has in store for you all(Jeremiah 29:11)! Love, Dee Francy

Laura said...

sweet sister...how blessed I am to have you! I will always remember one day in college when a boyfriend broke up with me...and I was sad. You came to be with me and you said to me, "Laura, seek first the kingdom of God". You, even in high school, had such great wisdom. I do believe God has blessed you with spiritual maturity and wisdom. And here we are years later, and I still see God imparting such great wisdom to you. YOU and Blake are such a great example to all of us...I see you trust, I see you wait, I see you grieve, but I see you trust and move on to what God has for you in the future. I can't remember where it is found exactly but in Isaiah (maybe 30:31) it says, "whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you saying...this is the way, walk in it" Keep listening...keep seeking...Love you always, "Barb"

Al's World said...

OH sweet Molly, I am so sorry! You were right though, none of our children are truly ours, they are God's, God will be there holding her hand, cradeling her in His arms, even though we all wanted it to be you guys. I will be praying that you will be in His arms as well and thank you so much for the testimony that you give to all of us while you are the ones experiencing pain. I love you.

Cara Canada said...

Molly, I too, don't know what to say to help comfort you in this time except I will continue to cover you and your family in prayer. Love & Prayers, Cara

Kara said...

I am praying for you as you deal with this change in plans. God is using you and your faith in many ways!


Stephanie said...

Oh sweet Molly,
You are so precious. I recently was told to remember that we KNOW (not just wish, hope, think) that all things work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose. That, in times of grief, I have experienced, seems trite at times. But it hit me recently that it is TRUTH. Not that circumstances cannot touch us and cause us pain but our hope can be in the good. You are both lovers of God and obviously called to His purposes. I cannot wait to sit back and watch Him work it together for good. Love you and wish I could give you a big hug. I am praying....