Oct 8, 2008

Given an extension


We have been praying, listening, talking, crying, not sleeping and waiting on God. Our agency gave us an extension of one more day, before we had to give them our decision of 'yes or no.'
If we say yes, then they send us the referral package. We then have 10 days to study it, pray and sign our names on the dotted line, committing to forever. If we say no, then the Little Beauty is no more than all the pictures that were sent to us. Heartwrenching decision.
I can't say that I have heard from God. I didn't sleep last night, guess I thought God would speak and I didn't want to miss it.
My confusion stems from thinking that God desired for us to bring two home, He had asked me to 'ask Him' for twins. I knew He might just be asking me to see if I'd trust Him with it, I knew it was a dangerous question to pour my heart into. But for a year I have been thinking and expecting two.
We have until noon today to call back our agency. Thanks for your prayers. I am thankful to be covered and loved.

20 comments:

Randi said...

Hi Sweetie,

I will be praying for you guys today. I KNOW that God will give you the wisdom you need. Waiting on Him with you.....

The Red Thread Kids: said...

Kimmie, I am still with you. I read your entry and felt I should leave you this link:

http://my2ethiopiangirls.blogspot.com/

HandsRaisedToHeaven said...

Dear Sister, God knows what the future will hold for your family and how your family will connect with her little life. He has a very great plan, even if you don't know what it is right now! He will give you the answers you need to make the very best decision.

I have felt your disappointment in wondering if I heard wrong from God. Usually, He has some wonderful way of working out what He told me, but it's not in the way that I thought.

Believing that He will work this all for good according to His purposes.

Can't wait to hear what you decide!!

Blessings,
Jenny

Emily said...

wow. big stuff.
I have been praying every time your name popped into my head these past few days.

huge stuff.
enormous decisions.
GIANT worries.

phew. aren't you glad that God created all this and is even bigger?

Carla said...

EITHER way, He will bless you and give you the strength you need. Blessing to yours and yours (and WHO says you don't pain over an 'added' child like you do childbirth???)

Jennifer said...

Kimmie, I am praying for you and your family!!
This reminds me of our decision on our sons referral. We slept on it and prayed and finally it came to us. If I was pregnant we wouldnt have the choice. So I saw our sons referral as a pregnancy. This is the child God wanted us to have. This baby was the child we had prayed for for 7 years!!
We had originally wanted a toddler and we were given a baby.:-)

Renata said...

That is a huge decision. Will be praying for you.

Greta Jo said...

Oh Kimmie my friend- my heart is heavy for you. I am praying for you. The Lord will see you through...

Debbie said...

Maybe the twins will come later?

Cathy said...

My prayers are with you, although by the time I write this I know you will have made your decision. I am always praying and thinking about your adoption. Seriously.

I can't wait to hear how God unfolds this.

javamamma said...

Wow. Still praying. I know you've made your decision by now but I pray God give you peace and rest in Him that you made the right one. He is faithful!

Stacy said...

Kimmie,
Praying... though surely your decision has already been made by now.

Love you, friend.

~Stacy

The Red Thread Kids: said...

Kimmie, I have faith that you will know what to do when it comes down to the moment. I've been feeling the need to leave this link for you too. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

http://ourwalkbyfaith.blogspot.com/

BethPie said...

Continued prayers for your family, Kimmie.

Dreadnought said...

Hi Kimmie, How I feel for you right now, This is not a question for mortals or outsiders to answer but I'm sure you know that my thoughts are with you. By the way I posted a picture of a cob for you, don't get too excited though. Bob.

the mother of this lot said...

I know you will make the right decision Kimmie.

The Williams Family Blog said...

wow, I know this is a few days late, but know you are in our prayers. I'm sure God lead you to the right decision for everyone.

Foxy5 said...

Wow! Wow! Wow!

I'm late in reading this post so the decision has been made already. I pray that you are at peace with the choice you have made and that there is no doubt in your mind or your heart. Peace and joy be with you.

I'm excited to hear what your family has decided. Blessings to you as you walk through this new territory.

Genesis 26:24
Do not fear, for I am with you.

Lovella said...

Kimmie. . .praying for peace. .. and rest. . .

Michael and Michelle said...

Hello, How did I miss this??? So I guess you have made the decision by now. I wish I could say that I have been praying for you....I just read this today. I will be praying for you, that you have peace with whatever decision you made. I can't wait to hear.

Michelle

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