Thursday, December 1, 2011

That place again

 
It's official.  We're at that place again. 

The place where what you thought was going to happen, doesn't happen.

Where you either get mad about your situation and give up, or you hang on and trust God. 

The day after Thanksgiving, V and her Dad let me know they are planning to keep the baby.  I had wondered if it might be coming, so I was not caught completely off guard.  But it was still hard. 

Three days ago, on Lucas' birthday (his one wish!), this precious baby made her appearance.  There was such happiness in his voice when V's dad called to share the news.  She is very loved.  I suspect she has her Grandpa wrapped around her little finger already.

We've been invited to continue in our friendship with this sweet family.  We are not sure what that will look like yet, but we look forward to keeping a connection with them.

Please pray for us as we walk this road. 

Please also pray for V as she begins her parenting journey.

This is not easy.  We are a little discouraged.  This was to be a designated adoption, which would cost us only basic legal fees.  Now we will work with our adoption agency and our fees will be $9,000.  Their fees are SO reasonable and warranted.  They cover counseling, a few birthmother expenses, legal paperwork, etc.  And we love our agency, so we are happy to pay for their services.  But it is a big jump for a family that just experienced three years of unemployment.  (Did I mention Andy just started a new job?  That is another post! :)

Thank you for the loving support and encouragement we've received from so many of you.  You remind us in these low moments that this journey is about much more than growing a family.

10 comments:

janae said...

Oh Kiara that has to be heartbreaking! But the Lord knows best. I will be praying for your family as you move through this time.

Megan said...

We are praying for all of you, Kiara.

Aisha said...

So sorry for your family's loss. God knows the one baby that is meant for your family, and he will bring him or her at just the right time. Praying that He comforts your hearts until that time comes. ♥

bean said...

Praying!

Christine said...

Sometimes nothing can be said that will help. But know that you aren't alone. We heard it all Focus on your daughter. The right baby will come along. It wasnt His plan. Sometimes hearing that just makes it feel more confusing. And it is okay to be frustrated, sad, angry... It may not make sense now. Prayers with you until it does.

Annie said...

Feeling sad with you. I love and admire your family for being on this crazy journey - I'm just so sorry that it's not always (or hardly ever!) an easy journey to be on. Praying for the next step, whatever it may be. hugs!

Erica said...

Oh Kiara!!

I'm so sorry!! Praying for you and your family. (((((HUGS)))))

Jenny said...

I so sorry for this loss, yet I trust that God brought this family into your lives for a reason. I will pray that this reason will be known, that sweet baby girl will grow up safe and cared for, and that God will send a precious child into your family soon.

Sharla said...

I have been praying for your family as you walk through this, but I have no doubt in my mind that God has called you to another adoption and that these are just little stops on the journey to your next child. These stops are also allowing you to bless others and to show God's love.

I hope that the orders for your products continue to grow in order to help you pay for the increase in the fees. God will provide.

The Cantelmo Family said...

Oh, Kiara. I am so sorry. That must be so hard. I look forward to hearing about you getting a sweet baby soon. I am so happy Andy got a job. Where at? I don't know how you managed for 3 years straight.

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