December 14th, 2011. That is 23 days from now.
It is going to take place at 11:30 am there which in the US would be 9:30 at night on December 13th…which would be 22 days from now…
I have to say this is the part of the journey we need the most prayer. This is where the most fear lies.
We have been here before and failed to bring our daughter home. The next 22 days will be the hardest for us so far. Please pray that the Lord provides peace and joy through this waiting process. That He will provide rest and comfort.
Pray for Amelia. For her birth mother. 22 days from now will probably be the hardest of her life. She will decide before the courts that she wants to say goodbye to her baby girl forever.
Pray for her.
Update: I received some wonderful advice from a fellow adoptive mommy that has walked this rough road before me and she said, “The trick is to remember that this is a whole nother/different child. The circumstances are different, God is working in this child’s life and yours differently. It’s a fresh start. It’s really hard to get to that spot though. Each day wake up and tell yourself, it’s a new day and His mercies are new. Tell Him you trust Him and you are trusting YOUR child to Him. Remind yourself daily that this is Amelia’s story NOT Annie’s story. One day at a time, one day at a time.”
What a perfect word. I am so thankful the the Lord provides people in our life that can speak truth and hope.