Saturday, October 3, 2009

Jeremiah 17:7
"But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him."

We have recently found out that we will not be able to adopt sweet "little treasure."  We have decided not to go into all of the details on our blog, they are not what is really important. What is really important is that we will continue to TRUST God and His plan for our family.  We are called to adoption.  We know it and believe it.  Our journey has taken us to the Dominican Republic and we will continue an adoption from this country.  Our paperwork will be filed with their Central Authority and we will be referred a child (as is the process with most countries and non-special needs children).  We do not have a timeframe right now, but expect some time next year.  

One day we will understand God's plan, but for now we hold on to what we believe.  God is sovereign.  He is over everything!  To say the least, it has been difficult.  We have experienced a range of emotions, but at the end of the day, it is basically grief.  

Sweet litte treasure has a name.  It is Emily.  She lives in an orphanage and will most likely be there until she is 18.  Please pray for her.  Please pray for her health, protection and heart.  She will never know that a family in Charlotte loves her so very much and did everything in their power to bring her to a forever home with them.  She will not know that 2 little girls wanted to be her sisters.  She will never know that a Mom and Dad couldn't wait to hold her in their arms. She will never know how much I love her sweet face.


  1. We are grieving with you and praying for you. We too would have loved to see that sweet little face here as a Thomas girl. We trust God as your adoption journey continues. It is an honor to walk beside you as you contiue to go where you are called.
    The Smiths

  2. Words cannot express the grief in my heart hearing this news. I am praying for Emily's protection as well as your healing. Your faith is an inspiration as you follow God's plan.
    I love and miss you all,

  3. I am so sorry! Praying for all of you, and especially for that sweet little girl! You can be sure that God has a plan for her life, and I know that you will always surround her with your love and your prayers, even if you cannot have her in your home.

  4. Emily will never know how many friends where waiting to meet her, and love her. We will miss her even though we never met her. We will pray for her always.

  5. My sweet and dearest friend-like sister, JT and girls like my own....there is a method to the madness, although it doesn't make the pain less felt. You and your family grow in spirit and strength each time you're faced with adversity. Everyday I am in your heart....I feel your pain and search for the pot-o-gold at the end of the rainbow. Oh when we find "it", what a party we will have.

  6. I am sharing in your pain! I know that words will not take away the grief but I trust the one who has your future in HIS hands! He alone is worthy of our trust! God can see the end of your journey--depend on Him to see you through! I've had some experience in waiting on God's timing...I am only a phone call away if you need a listening ear:)

    Joy Huber