Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Praying for others

I have been praying for other families that are either traveling to Ethiopia this week, or going to court or getting ready to travel or go to court. Praying for families on the waiting list, or trying to get their funds together to press on. Praying for a family dealing with an adoption disruption and all the pain that is involved. Praying for families adjusting to bringing children home. Praying for families that have had their hearts broken with failed adoptions. I have been burdened for these families (most of whom are virtual strangers). Burdened to bring their needs before God and seek His will for their situations. Praying for peace and comfort. Praying for provision and grace.

Someone once told me that once you enter the adoption world, other adoptive families will share a deep connection with you. Almost like family. Possibly because they have been through similar situations. Possibly because God allows that strong connection. What ever it is, I believe it is true.

I am thankful that God has called our family to adoption. I believe it is He who lays it on hearts. I call it a privilege to pray for these others families and the stages that they are in. I am thankful that they too will pray for us as we journey along.

Sweet Pea,

I am excited as more families are moving through HH - it just means we are closer to you than we were before. God's plan and timing is perfect and I can't wait to meet you.

Love, Mom


  1. standing in prayer with you!!!

  2. Yes, we all share this tight and very special bond. I love the blogging world where we can all band together and celebrate and pray for each other!

  3. One of my Thankful Fors this Thanksgiving is to see your witness and journey of your every day life that you are a great example of, and for your adoption. Happy Thanksgiving to you and keeping you in my prayers too.

  4. Elle J - your comment has touched my heart this morning. I have prayed that God would use this whole thing to bring glory to Himeself as we follow in obedience.


  5. I am thankful for jore families that embrace adoption and making family for those dear sweet hearts that don't have family..

  6. It is so true that we have a bond with other adoptive families. I love the way our world has expanded through the addition of our children!