Believe it or not, I'm dealing with something pretty frustrating that really doesn't have much to do with adoption at all. This afternoon, I was chanting in my head, "There is a purpose and a reason for everything under the sun," while, I'll shamelessly admit, simultaneously thinking, "Honestly God. Could you pretty please just let SOMETHING go smoothly? That would be great. Thank you much."
I got home and checked my adoption support group on Facebook and found a prayer request that just about knocked me to the floor.
A dear lady named Cheryl and her husband are adopting a beautiful little girl named Blossom from China. However, not long ago, her husband unexpectedly passed away. She decided to continue through with the adoption, despite such a devastating loss. After finally receiving her travel call to bring her precious angel home, she received medical updates that they have found a malignant tumor on Blossom's brain and she is in dire condition. Then, tonight, she received further updates that her little girl is dying in China due to complete organ failure and not being able to keep anything down.
I cannot even imagine.
Please join me in wrapping Cheryl, her family, and beautiful Blossom in your prayers tonight.
Forgive me for my stupidity, selfishness, and shear "not-getting-it." I am so so blessed and I'm so humbly grateful for your undeserving love and abundant blessings. I have it SO good and sometimes, I just don't "see it" because I'm too busy whining and worrying about the future. Forgive me for forgetting I'm here to SERVE YOU in ALL walks of life. Please be with Cheryl, her family, and beautiful Blossom. Grant them the peace that passes all understanding and wrap Blossom so tightly in Your unconditional love. I pray that You grant Blossom the healing that only You can give. Forgive me and help me to be a light for you in such a broken world.
In Your Most Holy Name,
Our Adoption Timeline
- June 19, 2011- We are officially "Paper Pregnant!" We have submitted our Waiting Child Application to Holt!
- July 5, 2011- Submitted our formal Home Study Application to Villa Hope
- September 6, 2011- Submitted all of our paperwork for our Home Study
- October 8, 2011- Completed our First Home Visit
- October 17, 2011- Completed our Second Home Visit
- November 14, 2011- Home Study Approved
- December 1, 2011- Filed our I600a
- February 1, 2012- I600a Approval Letter