Monday, January 28, 2013

Waiting and Praying

I feel better today. Thank you for your prayers and messages and calls. So many people have told me they have a peace about this that it can't help but bring us a little more peace. Too, I am so thankful that almost everyone has avoided too many pat answers because, well, if there's anything Mike and I know at this point, it's all the "rough times" trite phrases!

We went to see Grant Jaden tonight. This morning we really felt like we couldn't handle it. But about 4pm, I suddenly decided we needed to go. Mike and I both agree it was the right thing. The knot in our stomachs is much smaller after spending time with both Grant Jaden and his caregiver.

There isn't much new information. They have located the birth father, which is good. But the agency is trying to take measures to be sure that K is safe. She kept quiet about the birth father because she was afraid of what he might do to her. Once she is taken care of, the birth mother counselor will visit the birth father and talk to him.

We are praying that:
1. K and her other children are safe.
2. God will go ahead and soften the birth father's heart and he will sign the waiver releasing Grant Jaden to us.
3. This is resolved quickly. A has to leave for a mission trip next week. It would be wonderful if Grant Jaden didn't have to go to another interim care home.
4. Our hearts are also prepared for whatever the outcome here.

All we can do now is wait. And pray. Thank you for doing both with us.


  1. Praying for all the above, and for the peace that transcends all understanding. Sigh. So sad and sorry that you are going through this.

  2. /kicks dirt

    Knew it couldn't, for once, just be "easy."

    Praying. And irritated on your behalf, tbh.