August 22, 2012

When It Don't Come Easy

I'm not at liberty to share much right now, but let's just say our tiny world was rocked yesterday.  It was a difficult day to say the least. I'll have more information as the days follow *hopefully* but for now, I'll let Jen Hatmaker's words from her latest blog post (regarding the adoption stage we are in right now) explain what's happening:

"This is the hungry, manic process of paperwork, dossiers, referrals, court dates, in-country travel, Embassy appointments, and deferred hope. Maybe 5% of my adoption friends sailed through this stage. For the other 95% of us, expect delays, frustrations, snags, unforeseen interruptions, bottlenecks, slow-downs, obstructions, and an obliterated “timeline.” (Dear People Who Give Us Timelines, please stop doing that.)

Here is the upside: This is the stage you realize God can put a vicious fight in you for a kid without your blood coursing through his veins. Those early doubts about loving a child without the helpful instincts of biology are put to rest. Of course, you don’t know this kid yet, but you love him in your heart, in your bones. You’ll fight like hell to get to him. You can’t think of anything else. You are obsessed. You dream about him like you did when you were pregnant. You realize that when God said He sets the lonely in families, He meant it, and He doesn’t just transform the “lonely” but also the “families.” He changes us for one another. God can create a family across countries, beyond genetics, through impossible circumstances, and past reason."


Amen. 

Amen.

Amen.

21 comments:

Kara said...

Oh, Mae. I am sending you all the positive energy I can muster.

Hugs!
Kara
ShawnKaraAndHeidi.blogspot.com

Allyson Butler said...

Lots of prayers for you and your family! I pray the Lord gives y'all a peace right now and carries out His plan quickly!

Ellen A. said...

Mae... I'm praying for you and your family. Hopefully everything will turn out for the better and you will all be reunited soon!

Heidi said...

Praying for you and sweet Abiella!

McKenzie said...

Sending sweet thoughts and prayers your way.

<3

Nantucket Daffodil said...

A new follower...thinking of you and your family while you get through whatever is happening.

Shug in Boots {Beth} said...

:D :D :D :D :D prayers! xo

Kenzie Smith said...

I hope that maybe, hopefully, the process speeds up for you :D

Emily said...

Read your blog post on Running in Stilettos and wanted to let you know your story is truly inspiring and I hope you are united for good with Abi very soon! What a wonderful gift you and your husband are giving this sweet baby girl.

My husband and I are about to start our own journey into parenthood this October. I have often thought about adoption too. Maybe someday...

Until then, I will follow your journey.

vintage grey said...

Praying for you and your family! xo Heather

The Pink Growl said...

I"m so sorry to hear this love! I just know everyhing will work out for you! Prayers!

Mary said...

Hi Mae! I am visiting from Holly's blog. I admire everything you and your husband are doing to adopt Abiella! Thank you for sharing your story.

PS my name is Mary Susan, too! :)

megan james said...

Loving you and my sweet niece with everything I have. SHE WILL BE HOME SOON. And I will be at the airport with 7 million balloons.

Jessie said...

Sending you nothing but positivity

Erin said...

New follower...so glad I found your blog. Thank you for sharing your heart and your adoption journey. Praying for you and your family!

It's Sooo Fluffy! said...

A good friend of mine is going through the waiting process right now. I'm keeping both of you in my thoughts! I hope great things happen soon!

Rachel said...

This is such a touching post! What an exciting time for you in the midst of all the chaos - can't wait to see what beautiful moments come next

* Courtney * said...

Just came across your blog, wow what an inspiring story! I am touched! Thanks for sharing your story!

Aunt Sue said...

I am blessed and blown away by the network you are building, the support system that is surrounding you, and the faith, love and grace that is shining through. Love you so much.

Janna Renee said...

I'm sure that she is worth the fight! I'll keep you in my thoughts, and {{hugs}}

Holly said...

Thinking of you, hun!