Tuesday, October 13, 2009




I saw this awhile ago at church and then again today on a blog (thanks Kim). I needed this reminder in church that day and I needed it again today. Don't you just love when God meets you right where you are? Things have been a little crazy here lately to say the least. I'm not quite sure what God is doing- and for some reason today it just hit me that I'm okay with that. I can feel Him working and for now- that is all I need.
Last week we accepted a referral of a beautiful little boy from Ethiopia- wanting to believe with our whole hearts he was to be our son. But it wasn't meant to be. I will leave it at that. So, for now- our hearts are sad- and yet hopeful. Hopeful because I know that God is working and so for now I can just be still and know that He is God. Know that He has the answers and know that in His time he will lead us to our child.

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26 comments:

Chantelle said...

Oh Amy, I'm so sorry. Praying with you as you wait for HIS perfect timing - which can be so hard, but so worth it in the end, as you well know. ((((hug))))

Audrey said...

Amy, I'm so sorry that you will not be bringing home this little boy. Praying that God's perfect peace covers you today and that the child that He has chosen for you will be home and in your arms very soon.

{{{HUGS}}}

Laurel said...

I am so sorry for the pain your family is walking through once again. Our prayers will be with you, as you seek the Lord and His will for your family.

Wish we could swing back on by and give you a BIG HUG.

praying with you,

mama of 13

Kiki said...

I am so sorry Amy.
I am glad you are ok with waiting and being worked on right now. Prayers for you and the fam,

Melissa G. said...

I"m sorry to hear your hearts are sad and that things fell through with the little boy. Why does that happen? I would think they would want the kids adopted to loving families so why would they say no?

Holly said...

You're on the right path sister.
Hugs,
Holly

JG said...

I'm so sorry it didn't work out. Praying for your family.

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

Oh Amy! I'm so sorry! Email me!

I just shared this video on too! I love it!

BIG HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love you,
Jill

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

Praying for you. Not a joy sometimes when things change. We will be praying for your family & your newest member that is out there.....waiting....and praying you will come too :)

Brown Eyed Blessings said...

I'm so sorry. Praying for God to show you the child that is supposed to be in your family.

Anonymous said...

Oh Amy, I am so sorry to hear this. Trusting that the right child will join your family in God's perfect timing! Love you all!

Heather

Joanna B said...

I am so sorry for your disappointment! Know that there are those holding you up in prayer, and trusting God on your behalf.
Joanna

triplehmoms said...

Thanks, Amy, for posting this video. I've been in the process of adopting my youngest child for the last 2 years now and she still isn't home. Throughout the last 6 months or so, God has been telling me "Be Still." I love this video and I will probably post it on my blog in the next few days now.
I won't say "sorry" or anything like that because I know that the trite sayings that people often say won't help your hurt any. I am, however, saying a prayer of peace and comfort for you and yours today.

Dardi said...

Surrendering & praying His will is not easy, but over & over He shows that it turns out more beautiful than we can imagine. I just posted about this on my blog & have noticed several people on other blogs that seem to have the same theme going on in their lives right now...I'm guessing God's up to great things & it will be awesome to see all the future blog posts testifying to His greatness.

Love & Hugs ~ Dardi

Andrea H. said...

Ugh, so sorry. The wonderful world of adoption, huh? I am thankful that this is not your first time around and therefore you know God is molding the perfect little guys to come into your family just right for your family. Love ya.

Kristine said...

Awesome video, Amy. HE has a plan!!

Mom 4 Kids said...

I have been visiting your blog for a little while now and was so excited for your family at the news. I am in total agreement with you that it will work out to be the way it should be. And the hurt of the loss is VERY real. We are blessed with 4 children, we lost 2 referred children in the process and they are forever the children of our heart. However, our son's who made it home to us are ... there are no words to describe the joy they are in our life. We would not change a thing we had to endure to get them home.

Our heart is with you during the pain of your loss and we will continue to follow the progress of your family. Big hugs!

www.loolooland.blogspot.com/

Doreen said...

HUGS, LOVE and PRAYERS Amy...

Karin said...

Oh Amy...so sorry to hear this news. God's detours, while painful, are His perfect love.

His Hands His Feet Today said...

Praying your heart back together.
Love,
K

Hilltrain said...

I'm so sorry! Praying for your heart and family...

Kathleen said...

Isaiah 40:26-31 has been my prayer all this month. He is our strength and he is working on our behalf even if we don't see things moving forward. He is writing your son's story as you wait and I pray that today you know his peace....

natali said...

Giving you a hug right now. I'm praying for you and you're family & kid-to-be!

darci said...

oh amy, i'm so sorry. praying for you right now. darci

One Big Fat Sugar Mama said...

I love your heart and I am sorry that it is hurting. It gives me a lot of comfort to know that you are a woman that will allow God to guide your path. Can't wait to see who He has for your family.

Stephanie said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. Thanks for sharing the video. This is something I need a reminder of quite often.