"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

Just chillin'

How cool is this guy?

I thought this picture could describe what we'll need to do for the next several days...

Just wait.

Be patient, and wait.

We got an email from our social worker that Brittanie will not be back in town until the weekend.

She is trying to arrange another time to meet with her.

So, looks like at least for now, she's still planning on adoption.

Please continue to pray for Brittanie, that someone close to her will support her in her decision.

Pray for her as she is SOOO pregnant and cannot be sleeping well, or breathing well, and probably has terrible reflux at this point.

Then to add to that, she is considering placing her sweet baby with a family; giving her a life she cannot.

Bless her for even considering it, considering us, and for being so selfless.

Love you all, thanks for all of the phonecalls and emails and prayers.

Both Blake and I feel incredible peace even though we have no idea what is going to happen next week.


Becki Francy said...

That picture is perfect. You all are in the right place. But when it comes to adoption, you always have been in the right place. WE will continue to pray for her every time we think of you all. We can't wait for the arrival of Ms. Sadie Kate....Love - Aunt Becki, Uncle David and Cousin Ragon

Julie said...

Dearest Shockley Family,
Wow, we will be praying for you all and Brittanie. Can't imagine how difficult this time is for all involved. Sounds like you and Blake are right where God wants you to be trusting Him to work all the details out.
Love to your family,
The Rykers

Al's World said...

Be still and know that I am God!

Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving make your requests known to God and the peace of God that transcends all understanding with come upon you through Christ Jesus our Lord.

Obviously you all know that and not only that are practicing it, but I wanted to encourage you both. Love you!

Shannon Stone said...

Praise God for HIS peace that passes all understanding! He knows what we need even before we do...and He will continue to provide.
Sending hugs your way!!
Love, Shannon