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.