Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Thank you...

Thank you all for your prayers and kind words and cyber hugs. They have meant the world to us.

We are clinging to God and each other right now. God is truly giving us comfort. We've had several close friends call and pray with us over the phone, and some of our dearest friends came by and prayed with us in person. It felt good to cry and even laugh a little bit together.

We took Sammie to her first movie today (Horton...) and it was a joyful break to a sorrowful day.

We continue to covet your prayers - not just for us but for our birth mom and of course baby Evan.

We know that God is so very good because, while the ache in our hearts is still there, its sting is just a little less than yesterday. I'm sure that this will continue to be true as the days and weeks go by.

Just as it says in Jeremiah 29:11, we know that God has a wonderful plan for us - not to harm us, but a plan to give us a hope and a future. As the wonderful, heart wrenching worship song goes, "He gives and takes away, He gives and takes away. My heart will choose to say, Lord blessed be your name." That is our prayer and the only thing that will get us through this.


Amaniel said...

*big hugs* I love you & am looking forward to seeing you all tonight at dinner. You are constantly in my thoughts and prayers!

Christine said...

Nona...it's so refreshing to see you laying your burdens at the cross and letting Him be in control. Your love and devotion to Him is glorifying to Him and you will reap the rewards! I will continue to keep you in my prayers.

scrappernic said...

Oh Nona, my heart is breaking for you right now. I can't even imagine how hard this is for your family or for the birth mom. I will keep all of you in my prayers. I'm glad you were able to take some special time with Sammie--I'm sure all of you needed that.

Shelly said...

I'm continuing to uphold all of you in prayer. You're right that God has a plan for good for you. Keep clinging to Him.

JK said...

That song will hit me a little harder from now on, but I'm so sorry you have to feel it so deeply. I know God will carry you through, but... easy for me to say, right? Still, my heart has been heavy for you guys and although there's nothing I can do myself, I can ask God and know that He will care for you in His perfect way.

(Josh K from back in the day)