Encouraged and Persevering

We got out and had lunch with our Kiev facilitator this afternoon, recounting some of the things that have happened over the course of a week.  She was still just sad and in shock really over the change in the girls...she personally spoke on the phone with them 5 times and saw them 3 times (this is in addition to the visits that Tonya made) - and every time they were eager to know when we were coming and all the details.  So we know their frightened little hearts were easily swayed by the familiar sound of grandma and the grand promises she offered.  I dont hold this against them, and am feeling better about the fact that this is not quite over yet in our minds or hearts.

We will be able to write letters, stay in touch and send pictures, etc.  We will also be informed of grandma's guardianship status when it occurs.  If she is denied rights, and the children decide they want to go - it may be possible again in the future to come get them.  Her denial will hold much weight in court, and hopefully in the eyes of the children too.  We will be able to stay in touch with our facilitators and see what happens.  All of this is up in the air of course and we will keep an open mind and heart to whatever God has planned.  Maybe the door is truly shut, and thats it, time will reveal.  We will not wait forever, there are many children without a home or family that need His love.  We want to be agents of that - so our adoption story isn't over, its just the close of this chapter and we will wait to see what the next one holds.  We are encouraged that it is not us that have failed to see this thing through - so we will press on with whatever today, and tomorrow may bring.

7 comments:

  1. Praying with you, dear friends. You have taken His light to this family, shared His love, and you may not know until eternity the value of your time and investment. Be sure, however, that it is not wasted. He will multiply your "loaves and fishes". Can't wait to hug on you when you get home.

    Mary Fuller

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  2. May you have a quick, safe and easy flight home. God bless! In Messiah, Sjondi

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  3. Praying for you and your family back home. My heart aches for you - my husband and I were in a similar situation in another country and returned without our child due to similar circumstances. I remember the pain and questions that we wrestled with, and I will be praying for God's love and grace to surround you and comfort you.

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  4. Thank you Ann. I posted on your blog - my email address is jmccoy1@nc.rr.com

    I would love the chance to email or talk with you and your husband if you have a chance. Thank you for the encouragement and prayers.

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  5. Thank you...they are needed and appreciated.

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