Sunday, October 11, 2009

Weekend Full of Thought

Hi all,
I hope you're enjoying a lazy Sunday afternoon...
we are. :>
I'm sorry my last post was heavy.
My heart was filled with fear and doubt.
After Friday's phone call I really wasn't sure I was up for this challenge.
Not that we aren't on board with adding to our family.
I certainly believe that the joy in our home will multiply as the number of children increases.
I just didn't know if I could maintain my sanity during a 6 year adoption.
So I thought it was time to update you about what transpired over the weekend.
Andy and I decide that we should step back and prayerfully consider all of our options.
We were both pretty down so we didn't talk much on Friday.
As I was piddling around the house Saturday morning the phone rang.
Andy answered it and passed it off to me.
It was a sweet friend of ours from church.
He and his wife recently adopted from China and he was calling to find out if the rumors were true.
I explained that yes we were in fact praying about adopting from China as well.
I told him how strange it was that God would have him call me when he did.
I explained our phone call from the previous day and all the emotions that had followed.
We spent the next half hour talking about adoption.
He talked about their 4 year process and the beautiful baby girl that made it all worth while.
And ya wanna know what happened?
God used that phone call and the flooding of encouragement from loved ones to say this...
All I ask is that you follow me.
Do MY work and let me worry with the details.

I am still unsure about a lot of the so called details.
I'm ok with that, we're going to take this one step at a time.
I wonder if without that melt down if I would have the same peace about pursuing this adoption that I do now?

One last thing that came from this weekend...
For quite some time now I've felt that not only is Emily Margaret out there,
but that she will come to us through the special needs program.
Andy and I had decided that we would pursue a healthy child and then make it known that we were open to several special needs.
You know, why not just ride the fence and see what happens??
Umh no, God doesn't work that way.
So from this day forward we will strictly pursue the special needs program.
Because really, we all know that Emily Margaret will be special! ;>

Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers this weekend.
God has used you more than you will ever know.
Because just as a dear loved one wrote,
Jeremiah 29:11 says
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord,
plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future".

God's blessings and love, Sarah :)


aamayna said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog. We originally started with China as well, but our hearts changed course as our daughter was in Guatemala. Your heart will lead the way to where your child is. Glad you stopped by....we are getting ready (thinking about) adding again so it is nice to know of other folks going through the process. I quickly forgot how daunting it was! But so worth it!

Amber said...

Sarah this brought tears to my eyes. I will continue to pray for your family because your sweet baby girl is out there and what a great witness you and Andy are giving by following God's word on this.

Allison said...

Ok, so I might just be an emotional basketcase right now but I just could not be more proud. I think that you and Andy would be so perfect to this special little Emily Margaret. I can't wait to see the little angel that God is leading to you. I want to help in any and every way. You just let me know. Oh yeah, when she arrives I can't wait to bring over the Hamburger Helper Beef Stroganoff, green beans, and 2 cans of Dr Pepper;) I am praying for the growing Hinson family!!