Thursday, October 22, 2009

Room for one more??

Do we have room for one more? My heart says yes. The little girl standing next to Jailynn is the third oldest Youxian darling. We know her name and we have heard all about her from Jordyn and Jailynn. Her little face has not left my mind for some time now and I have told myself over and over again that we cannot adopt another child...that we are not adopting her...that I am not her mother. DH looked at her picture and said..."we should get her too." Well, that did strength and resolute stance just melted away...and thoughts of her continue to flood my heart and mind. I think about the fact that she is in the orphanage and her two best friends and sisters are gone. Who is watching out for her? I think about her at the orphanage and wonder...who does she play with now? I also think about her and anyone else thinking of her? Is there another family for her? Is there another Mommy for her? That cares about her and wants to hold her, kiss her, and wipe away her tears? What if God is calling me to be her Mommy too? Do I have room in my heart for one more Youxian Darling? Do I have room in my home for another child? What if I am the only person in the world that cares about what happens to her? I can't get her out of my head. My heart aches for her. Soooo....I decided to take a step and then I asked the agency to see if they can find her file...gulp. Well, they found her file. Her file has been placed in a stack, shoved to the side and placed on hold because she has been waiting a long, long time. Now...we are waiting to see if we can get her file...and now I am praying...asking...and waiting. I am praying that if this is God's will for our family and we are meant to be this little girls family that God will open the doors for us. I am praying that our SW will support us. I am praying that God will provide the finances for another adoption. I am praying that if this is not God's will for our family that another family will step forward to adopt her. Now...we wait for answers. Please, keep our family in your prayers as we wait for our agency to make a decision.


Shanti said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I clicked on your pic in my "followers" and came to your blog. (By the way, love your song!)
Sooo, what is happening with this little girl? I see it's been a bit since you updated...anything new? Reading your post just gave me goosebumps. I love reading about the Lord moving in people, especially when it relates to adoption!

The Byrd's Nest said...

Oh Melanie...I will be praying for you. What a tough decision you are making....I will be praying for the Lord's hand on this situation.

Anonymous said...

Melanie melanie melanie . . I never thought anyone would beat mom at adoption in our family . . but if you keep this up I think you just might do it!!!! Fung Fung an african baby and who else????
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