Sunday, February 13, 2005

On Alert

From our Adoption Network person:
The URGENT situation I emailed out on Friday and had to email family Presentation Letters to .... the baby was born Yesterday morning at 6:30 Am so the attorney did not meet with mom until last night - she is looking over the Letters today and hopes to have a decision by tonight. I will phone the selected couple once I hear. All of you are on alert that you should plan to travel tomorrow if you are the selected family as baby will be released on Monday.

Hope to be calling one of you this evening!!!

And we hope to get "the call".

We're thankful that more than one family is ready (on very short notice) to open their Christian home to this child. Our trust is in the sovereign Lord, and we are joyfully expectant of what our future holds.

[Update at 5:45pm: Birthmother selected another family]


Suzanne said...

I copied this from "Quiet Life" because it reminded me of the adoption rollar coaster:

From Parenthood

[Gil has been complaining about his complicated life; Grandma wanders into the room]
Grandma: You know, when I was nineteen, Grandpa took me on a roller coaster.
Gil: Oh?
Grandma: Up, down, up, down. Oh, what a ride!
Gil: What a great story.
Grandma: I always wanted to go again. You know, it was just so interesting to me that a ride could make me so frightened, so scared, so sick, so excited, and so thrilled all together! Some didn't like it. They went on the merry-go-round. That just goes around. Nothing. I like the roller coaster. You get more out of it.

Grandma exits to wait in the car.
Gil rolls his eyes.

Karen: I happen to LIKE the roller coaster, okay? As far as I'm concerned, your grandmother is brilliant.
Gil: Yeah if she's so brilliant why is she sitting in our NEIGHBOR'S CAR?
It's worth it!!!

Tim said...

This part of adoption is like a ride. You wait in line. When you get the opportunity, you jump on quick. The suspense builds. Excitement mingles with fear. And often, a little while later you end up back where you began. So we get back in line, ready to ride again.

This is one of the few areas in my easy life where my lack of control is so plainly obvious, and an admiration of a good and sovereign Father keeps me sane.