Monday, January 5, 2009

Not The One

After much prayerful consideration we do not feel led to pursue the adoption of "R". He is completely adorable, but we do not believe we are his family. We have peace with this decision and thank God for that. There is another family that has expressed interest in him, so we believe he will not be without a family for long - praise the Lord!

I feel like God is telling me to "wait" at this time. I don't know for how long, but we have decided to just sit tight and continue to wait on His perfect timing. Again, we have peace with this decision which tells me it is the right thing.

Don't get me wrong, the waiting is not easy. I am not the type of person to just sit and wait for something to happen, but if that is what God wants me to do, so be it.

It does, however, kind of make me feel like I'm on the outside looking in. Like I'm in the adoption process, but not really. I know that's not true and it may seem silly to say, but it's how I feel. We have been so blessed by all of your kind words & prayers. I can't imagine going through this without any of you.

God is good...all the time!

13 comments:

Bill and Christina said...

I too am waiting. Waiting for God's perfect timing and when it comes how sweet it will be.
Be of good courage!
Christina

Amanda said...

Oh Stephanie. I am heartsick for you. This whole process is waiting, it seems, but where you are waiting isn't where you desire to be waiting, nor would I.

Praying God gives clarity for your family soon.

Eric and Michelle said...

I am so happy you have peace my twin seperated at birth. I know just how you feel. Praying :)

Katy said...

Thanking God that He has given you and your family peace with this decision....I know that it was not an easy one, and yet I am certain that you listened to your heart and God's voice. Still praying that you will continue to fight Satan's attempts to steal your peace.....and for Anchise, as always...waiting for His plan.

Salzwedel Family said...

Just remember Michelle - YOU are the good looking twin ;o)

Leslie said...

It's great that you have peace with this decision. Praying for you.

Lena Wright said...

So grateful you have peace about your decision. I'm hopeful that this season of waiting will bring God's best to your family.

Hugs,

L

poseygirl said...

Good for you. Making a decision that big is really tough, but being in limbo can be worse. Your baby will find you. You are in my prayers.

Kathy Eden said...

Praising God for your peace!!! I know this is not easy but being filled with His peace & knowing this is what He would have you do for now, is an answer to many prayers!
I understand the "being in the process but not being in the process." That's how I felt when we took our profile off for a year after Jonathan died.
{{{ Hugs }}}

crispy said...

Isn't it wonderful when the Spirit gives the most amazing peace. Rest in that peace and you will know the right thing to do.

The Gang's Momma said...

Will continue praying. And am so grateful that you have His peace and comfort to guide you while you wait!

Brandy and Troy said...

You are on my heart today!!! I wanted to let you know I am praying!!

kayder1996 said...

It took us almost 2 years after we inisitally said let's adopt to get to our son. We tried lots of other options and spent a lot of time confused and wondering what on earth God wanted us to do. But rest assured that God wants you to get where He wants you to be even more than you want to get there. From Jeremiah 29:11-13, Know the plans I have for you declares the Lord. Plans not to harm you but plans for a hope and a future. And if you seek me with all of your heart, then you will find me.