Thursday, February 26, 2009

Back from Haiti...

I was excited to see the mailman pull up today. My friend, Terry, just happened to be filling in on our route so it was nice to have our dossier returned by a friendly face.

I opened the box to find our big brown accordion file with the name "Anchise" written on the outside. So many hopes and dreams for that sweet girl were attached to those papers.


It's still hard. It may always be. So today I continue to pray for her. Today I continue to trust that I have and will continue to be refined by this process. She will ALWAYS be the daughter of my heart. We love you baby girl.

15 comments:

Bill and Christina said...

Oh Stephanie,
I am so sorry your heart is hurting today.
Christina

mama bear said...

Praying for you today.

Annie said...

So painful.

crispy said...

Praying for more comfort and protection for her. So sorry you all went through this.

Greg's Wife said...

I am so sorry, my beloved friend. I do believe that though the pain will lessen with time you will always have an empty, sad spot in your heart for your sweet little girl. Sadly, people just do not get it that children are not replaceable. I know you will always love Anchise, and who knows how the Lord will continue to use your prayers for her over the coming years? I pray for joy and peace (and health!) for you today.

Katy said...

Hugs and prayers for all of you, and for precious Anchise. I know there are no words to take away the pain of losing a child, or to take away that missing piece of your heart. May God always keep her in His loving care, and bring you peace.

Michelle said...

Praying every time you come to mind which is often :)

Lisa said...

I am there with you girl..I will pray for you for peace and for God to give you comfort.I know myself that as soon as I get a little bit relieve then something happens or someone asks and then it all starts back up again..

Kathy Eden said...

I thought you might be getting it today. {{{Hugs}}} my friend!

Brandy and Troy said...

I am so sorry. Praying for you.

kayder1996 said...

That would be tough..

The Gang's Momma said...

I'm so sorry. I'm sure it felt so final. I've wrestled with the same feelings on and off since we "lost" the referral back in June. And it was only three weeks of thinking she could be our girl. Praying for you!

Kristina said...

Ahhhh my sweet friend! I am covering you in prayer!

I believe Anchise is yours in the kingdom of heaven! Jesus loves her too!

And I love you!

Michelle Riggs said...

So sorry you are hurting. I will be praying for you all.

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Wife to the Rockstar said...

I so completely feel your pain. Vasti and Annika will always be my daughters. ALWAYS.