Friday, November 14, 2008

We just got a call...

and Ben has been placed with another family that was waiting for a referral. Evidently, they requested him earlier this week and corporate just told our case worker. We are thrilled for Ben that he will get to be with his new forever family even earlier, thrilled for the family who will soon be his new family and yet sad at the same time. I held up so well talking with our social worker (who is an absolute doll) and then cried like a baby when I had to call and tell my husband.

We will pray about what direction to go, although I feel like we will continue filling out our paperwork for Ethopia. There are so many children there that need homes. We just want to follow God's will. Please say a prayer for our family tonight as we tell the kids.

9 comments:

Erin Morgan said...

Brea - so sorry to hear about Ben. But God will continue to be faithful to you and provide the most perfect child for your family... A friend of mine wrote in her blog today "Psalm 30:5 which says, "Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning." God does not promise us an easy road, but He does give us the hope that the morning will be filled with joy." Blessings to you and your family as you prepare for the morning and the joy awaits you!

alison b said...

love you guys

Beckie said...

Sending Big Huggs and Prayers to you and your family! We love you!

Laura Kelley www.pitterpatterart.com said...

I'm so sorry you guys. Were praying for you.

Susan said...

So sorry Brea. Praying for you guys.

kristina said...

Praying for you and your family, Brea. God DOES have a plan. I know there's another child out there that is meant to be a part of your family. God will continue to show you the way. Hugs!!

Anonymous said...

praying for you guys!!! God has big plans for your family!

Vickie

Linda Cumby said...

Brea...my eyes fill with tears as I read this about Ben...I will be praying for you! We know that all things work together for the good for those who love GOD! Praying for Freeman #5 and cannot WAIT to come to the sale and shop for baby ELLY!

Anonymous said...

I don't know of any way to say it better myself:
Ephesians 3:14-20

14For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15from whom his whole family[a] in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

20Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

Love you so so much! And GLORY to Him who is able to do IMMEASURABLY MORE than all we ask or imagine! Wow...that blows my mind!

Laura