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Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Hope is on the line

I can't say anything about it, other than we're being submitted on a child. I can't tell you how much hope that one little call has beamed into my day. I have been almost afraid to think about the adoption since the beginning of the Advent season--it feels like poking a bruise to realize that another year will drop away from the calendar and we will still be waiting. But this one call ... one little call ...

If you've never been through the process, it probably makes no sense at all. But if you have, you are sighing right along with me, nodding your head and saying, "I have so been there." Because whether or not this is our child, this is the proof that God is moving. And today, I needed to see that. And my God answered.

8 comments:

Dawn said...

That's wonderful. I haven't adopted yet, but am seriously considering.

Laura said...

Mary Grace -

Good for you guys... a first step is a first step. It is always nice to be reminded that He is moving! I'm amazed at how His hand is everywhere taking care of these little ones.

Blessings,
Laura

Mandi, Sean, Peyton, Dylan and Parker said...

Praying, MG! I'm sure this roller coaster ride will all be worth it when you have a new little one in your family, but I can't even pretend to understand the emotions in the meantime!

Kim & Dave said...

Yes, MG, I have SO been there.

My post today on the SL blogs is proof.

Hope....a much needed part of our days on this roller coaster....

Praying for you!

BTW, I have linked your blog on mine! Hope that's ok. :)

KH said...

How will wait for the homestudy updates affect this? Or does it?

~ Angi :) said...

Missed my midnight surf last night . . .and as one of my first stops today, I am THIRLLED with such a bit of GOOD NEWS!!! :)

Thank You, Lord . . .for one little call. I put you in remembrance of MG's heart place a few weeks ago, Father, wherein she became content with the here and now of her family size. The beauty of the dying to self in that moment I am certain was precious in Your eyes . . .Therefore, I again ask that You turn that act on her part into a releasing of Your gift to her family: A new child in thier midst, called by thier name.

Father, I ask you to extend thier borders. Your Word declares: "The Lord shall increase you, more and more: you and your children." (Psalm 115:14) May MG and her husband "Enlarge the place of thier tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thier habitations: [May they]spare not, lengthen [thier] cords, and strengthen [thier] stakes; [May they] break forth on the right hand and on the left . . ." (Isaiah 54:2-3)

May Your hand be upon them, as they are reviewed for choosing. Grant them favor with the birth parent(s), and give the birth parent peace concerning this family. Let Your power be known in this act, that MG and her family may give You the glory.

I ask in the name of your Son . . .

Amen.

:)

Renee said...

PRAYING!!!!!!!!!!!

With Love,
Renee

Steve Sensenig said...

We're right there with you! We only have about a week-and-a-half more before we find out if the little girl we call Hope Giver will truly become ours. But yes, I can definitely identify with where you're at. The slightest bit of hopeful news can make all the difference!!

Praying with/for you...