Friday, May 27, 2011

on my {hurting} heart

Unfortunately my heart is hurting this week.  "The system" is failing baby J and all we can do from our standpoint is watch and pray.  His foster parents are fighting hard on his behalf but some horrible decisions are being made for him without his best interest in mind.  As much as my heart is bonded to this little boy, my concern right now is not for myself but for J.  For his safety.  For his health.  For his weight.  For his life.  Nothing about this decision makes sense.  So all we can do is pray and wait.  Praying that J isn't harmed during any of this. 

God is good,all the time.  All the time, God is good.
Trusting in Him and His sovereignty.  

REVELATION 22:13 … I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.

JOHN 16:33 … I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]

Foster to adopt licensing status update:
We are nearing the end of our homestudy.  Tomorrow we have our fire inspection (hopefully we pass!) actually I think it'll go fine.  TB tests and physicals are done now.  We have one final meeting with our support worker to go over the safety of our home and then one "surprise" visit from her.  We do have two classes to makeup in the middle of June and then we should be good to go!  



  1. i have another friend who has been down this road. stay strong and trust in His plan. i love the verses that you wrote. i'll be praying these over you and your family :)

  2. continued prayers for you.

  3. Oh, Marie. This made me so sad. I'm so sorry and can only imagine the hurt are feeling. Love you and will pray for Baby J and you.

  4. prayers for you! I just caught up on your blog and on your story, and it is truly awesome. I myself am adopted and had foster parents (just until I was 6 weeks old) that stayed a part of my life growing up...yall are offering a powerful gift! praying for HIS timing for all of you!

  5. Prayers for "the system" as well. It sure needs it.

  6. praying. must be so difficult! looking forward to updates.

  7. You are doing so well in going back to what you know to be true and not what feels to be true in the moment. Keep moving toward our Heavenly Father. He loves Baby J. . .and I firmly believe our prayers can have impact, so we will keep praying.

  8. Prayers your way!! This is a beautiful post!!

    You are an awesome inspiration! Would love if you linked up to our link party for Moms ;) It's titled "Help a Momma Out," on J&M's Eye Candy. Thanks girl for your consideration!!

    Hope you're having an awesome Tuesday ;)