First, I will start with the first adoption update. We found out Friday morning that the birthmom in Florida was probably going to parent. Thursday night, I honestly just KNEW that was going to happen. I was completely at peace and honestly, I was JOYFUL for this birthmom. How awesome to have your family come forward and offer to help and support you! PRAISE GOD!
Thursday night we also received 3 SEPERATE phone calls/emails about wanting to show our profile.
Friday morning I headed out to my scrapbook retreat with a heavy heart. Would we find out what was going on in FL? Then what should we do? I called my Kim and told her what was on my heart. I had to let her go because I had gotten to my mother-in-laws to drop off M.E. for the day. Seriously, by the time I was able to call her back, God had taken care of it for me. Isn't he just the coolest? Jonathan had talked to the case worker about the baby in FL so we knew the answer there and BOTH he and my mother in law had been having a serious heart to heart with God about what we were supposed to do next and BOTH had come to the same answer (and what my gut was telling me) So we decided to send our profile to a birthmom in GA.
I went ahead to my scrapbook retreat where I got 40 pages done over 2 days and came down with some sort of stomach virus last night around midnight. I have decided that there is nothing worse than getting sick and being away from home. I am feeling a bit better as I type this and I knew based on the number of emails/facebook messages, you were all dying to know what was going on. I'm sorry that I haven't called some of you specifically, I was just trying to escape adoption for the weekend :)
Will you pray for this birthmom in GA? She is due any day and is trying to decide if she will parent or place. Our prayer is that if she has the desire to parent, that doors will open and help will present itself so that this can happen. I know that sounds crazy to some of you, but we have always believed it is best for the child to be raised by the biological family if that family desires to do that and the environment for the child is healthy.
I will keep you posted....we FEEL your prayers. We NEED your prayers. We are anxiously awaiting updates but feel completely at peace that whatever is supposed to happen will happen according to his will.