Thursday, February 23, 2012


I have so much on my heart today and I just need to get it all out.

First of all, I'm praying for a certain mountain to be moved out of our way so we can continue to move through this process and get our daughter home as quickly as possible.

I'm praying for Lillian to receive the care she needs and deserves while she waits and for her caregivers to prepare her so that her transition is gentle on her sweet little spirit. 

I'm also praying for a certain family member as she struggles with some big things.

My friend who is missing her daughter who passed away almost 2 years ago. I know the pain does not get easier as time moves on, so I am praying for peace for her and her family as they face significant dates.

I am praying that somehow, some way we will begin to see a change in the amount of children left in the care of orphanages. Living in even the best institution is no life for a child. Every child needs a family. Every single one of them. On Facebook, I am a fan of several advocacy organizations. The amount of prayer requests for sick newborns, or children wasting away in laying rooms in overcrowded orphanages is overwhelming. No, I will not "unllike" these pages to shield myself from this sorrow. My sadness is NOTHING compared to what they live daily. I will not hide them away.

I am praying for us to find a way to continue to fund our adoption expenses. We are good for now, but will need so much more as we move forward.

I am praying for my own personal struggle as I grieve the loss of some very expensive, very sentimental material things. My head says this is not important, but my heart is broken.


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