"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

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Flying high and laying low

We love to fly!
The best part is the landing where they "crash" onto the couch!
So this week has been an emotional roller coaster! We have gone from finding out we are having a new little girl, to the possibility that her birthmom might be changing her mind. How do we wrap our heads around all of this???
We would like to say, we just have faith that God will do what's best for us and we can keep planning on Sadie's arrival in a couple of weeks. But we don't know what God is going to do. We do believe in miracles. We do believe He wants what's best for us. But we also believe that we can never understand His incredible plans for our lives, or Sadie's. We know what we want, but we don't know what He is doing.
I can't help but think about Brittanie. How is she handling all of this? Her friends and family are pressuring her to parent. Then there's this family that she just picked. She doesn't want to let us down. She doesn't want to let anyone down, especially the baby. My heart aches for her. What I wouldn't give to hold her right now! To let her know that we wouldn't blame her if she changed her mind.
So, right now we are just laying low. We have a slow and relaxing weekend ahead of us. I still feel the need to prepare our home for this child because if placement does happen, it will be soon. We sold our glider on craigslist yesterday! And now I am on the hunt for an old wooden rocking chair that I can paint and distress. I think I found one in Tulsa, but if you know of one, please let me know! Our bedding for the crib should be in this week. The bottles are out and just need to be sterilized. It's all coming together quickly!
Thank you all for all of your prayers. Please pray for Owen (and Cooper), but Owen is especially excited about his new little sister. Of course, pray for Brittanie that she feels God in her presence like she never has before. Pray for the social worker, Catherine, that will be calling Brittanie on Monday to see if she still wants to move forward.
We'll keep you posted when we hear anything!


Anonymous said...

We are praying! God is in control and faithful and He will take care of you!!

Anonymous said...

Psalm 46
1God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

2Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;

3Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.

4There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.

5God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.

.....i read this....thought of Brittanie....God is in the midst of her...he SHALL help her....pray over this, sweet sister....Beck

Al's World said...

Hello precious Molly, and I do mean precious. Here you are in this time of uncertainity and you ask us to pray for the birth mom, what a testiment you truly are to the Christian spirit. We will be praying for EVERYONE! I love you and will check back with your blog often. (i got yours off of Laura's). Mine is allchrste.blogspot.com.

Allison Stephens

Anonymous said...

I'm praying for you and Brittanie today!!

Courtney Connelly said...

I have just gotten got up on all that has happened with you all the last week. Please know that I will be praying for Brittanie today and of course for precious Sadie. Also, know that I am praying Jesus wraps his arms around you and Blake in a special way and fills you two with His peace today!

Courtney Connelly