Today very important decisions are being made regarding Precious’ pre-adoptive placement…and the whole rest of her life. Again. The initial decision is being re-evaluated, praise the Lord! Prayers would be greatly appreciated today, for the best decision to be made for Precious. After last week we are feeling so hopeful and encouraged that the original decision to move her out of our home will be reversed (that would be a HUGE mountain moved!) but I’m still a bit nervous until decisions are made official. It would be tragic for her and for us if she was moved at this point. She’s already been through way too much in her short life and we’re the only safe home and parents she’s known.
I’m feeling more free to dream for her now, to let my mind wander into hopes for her, for the first year of her life and beyond. I tend to be a planner to a fault; “obsessive planning” Sarah Young calls it in Jesus Calling. Being a foster parent has really challenged me to stay focused on the present and not let my heart jump too far into the future. But the past few days I can’t help but think about how wonderful it would be to have Precious celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas with us, to get to grow up with cousins and friends so close to her age, to take her with us on our big family vacation to Outer Banks next summer during her 1st birthday week, to spend many hot days next summer in my parent’s pool. And beyond that, I wonder what she’ll be like when she’s 6 or when she’s 12. What about when she’s 16 and learning to drive? What will her passions be…music like her dad or art like her mom? Will she have a heart for adoption? Will she have unshakeable faith after all she’s been through? She already has a powerful testimony. I’m believing for great things for her and I can’t wait to see where God leads her life.
Call it a step of faith but I made her a Christmas stocking on Saturday.
Praying right now “Dear God, You know this precious child better than anyone. No mountain is too big for You to move. We pray all decisions made today will reflect Your absolute best will for this child. We know what we think, but we place it in Your hands and pray you’ll give the wisdom and strength to those who love her so they can deal with the outcome – either way it will be a really big deal. Thanks for promising to hear and answer. Amen”
May He truly bless you and your hubby today!
OH MAN!!! Praying!! I hope you have a better outcome than us. Please email me asap!
I’ll be praying!! ps i love that stocking and meant to comment and say that yesterday!
As a recent convert to MCM design and architecture I stumbled across your blog by way of a routine Google search. I was looking for new and inspiring ideas for my home. Instead I found this amazing description of what MCM means to you, a truly inspiring home and a story of the struggle to keep a Precious little girl. I’ve been coming back everyday since then. Holding my breath. Crying at my desk. And praying every night that you’ll be allowed to keep your sweet baby girl. It takes a special kind of person to be foster parents. It takes a special kind of strength to love and lose and have the courage to open your hearts again. Please know that there are people out here who are inspired by your story, your courage and your strength. People who don’t know you – but none the less offer up prayers for you. Don’t stop fighting.
Fingers, toes and paws crossed here in the UK. Thinking of you all.
Chin up xx
Praise God!!!!! 😉