Thursday, January 22, 2015

Adoption: A LifeGIVING Option

Today in D.C., thousands upon thousands of prolife people peacefully “marched for life” in front of our nation’s capitol. My brother & many of our friends were among the people marching, praying & standing up for the precious lives of the unborn that are far too often robbed because of abortion. Even though we weren’t there with them in person, we are in spirit & prayer. Why? Because we believe every life is precious & every life has potential. We believe the rights of the unborn are worth taking a stand for. We believe the laws in our country on abortion need to change. There are beautiful & lifeGIVING alternatives to abortion, adoption being one.

I am so thankful for the birth mother of our baby girl to be. We are grateful she chose life & love for her daughter. We are thankful she took the selfless road instead of the convenient road when faced with an unplanned pregnancy. Because she chose life instead of death for her daughter, our dreams of being parents are coming true. Because she has chosen love, her little girl will laugh, love, dream, grow & lead a life full of opportunity. Choosing adoption over abortion means that she can have peace knowing that she truly did what was best for her daughter.

We know making this decision & walking through all of the emotions, commitment, pain & heartache it brings is not at all easy. We know it takes a strong & beautiful person to make a lifelong choice that benefits another more than oneself. Our prayer is that we would forever honor & cherish the decision she has made by always treating her with love and respect & by loving her baby girl as our own fiercely & unconditionally, forever.

Please join us in praying for the beautiful woman who has chosen us to be parents to her precious baby girl. God, please bless her these last few weeks of pregnancy. Send your Spirit to comfort & guide her. As baby girl’s due date draws near, lavish her in your love & help prepare her for the difficult times ahead.

I cannot imagine what it must be like to be in her position. My prayer is that God would continue to soften our hearts to emphasize with her as she goes through this process. We are praying is that she would continue to stay true to her decision to place her daughter with us, if that is truly what she believes in her heart to be the best decision. We are asking God to bridge the gap between us. We are praying for Him to continue to open up doors for us to build a healthy relationship so that His love shines bright above everything else in this process. We are praying for the doors of communication to stay open & consistent so that baby girl will be able to know her birth family in a way that is positive & beneficial throughout her lifetime.

As always, we are asking God be our strength as we battle our own emotions & fears throughout this journey. The days are flying by (only 33 until her due date!) and we know it won’t be long until we get “the call” & hit the road for baby girl’s birth. We are so excited & ready but also nervous & scared that the match could fall through. After two years of trying to have a baby, it’s hard to imagine having to endure more heartbreak. Please pray for us as we continue to put our hope in God through this journey. Pray that His peace would cover us all, including birth mom & her family.

Thanks for following along in our adventure to bring home our sweet Baby K! Y’all are truly amazing. Thank you for your continued support & prayers. We cannot wait to share our sweet bundle of joy with you SOON.

  T & C 

Psalm 139

"You have searched me, Lord,
    and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise;
    you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down;
    you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue
    you, Lord, know it completely.
You hem me in behind and before,
    and you lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
    too lofty for me to attain.
Where can I go from your Spirit?
    Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
    if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
    if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
    your right hand will hold me fast.
If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
    and the light become night around me,”
even the darkness will not be dark to you;
    the night will shine like the day,
    for darkness is as light to you.

For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you
    when I was made in the secret place,
    when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed body;
    all the days ordained for me were written in your book
    before one of them came to be.

How precious to me are your thoughts, God!
    How vast is the sum of them!
Were I to count them,
    they would outnumber the grains of sand—
    when I awake, I am still with you.
If only you, God, would slay the wicked!
    Away from me, you who are bloodthirsty!
They speak of you with evil intent;
    your adversaries misuse your name.

Do I not hate those who hate you, Lord,
    and abhor those who are in rebellion against you?
I have nothing but hatred for them;
    I count them my enemies.
Search me, God, and know my heart;
    test me and know my anxious thoughts.
See if there is any offensive way in me,
    and lead me in the way everlasting."

1 comment:

  1. The Lord says, do not be afraid. Not because there's nothing to be afraid of, but because He's got it. I'm learning this through uncertain health, not knowing what the outcome will be. But if I trust and maintain hope this day, each day, that is what He asks of me. Do not be afraid, the only way to succeed at this is to trust Him who is great.