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!