Thursday, April 1, 2010

New hope

I have been emailing the baby's birth mom. We have built a strange but yes God built relationship. Finally after a week of building that trust, she sent me a picture and update of him. Then this morning.... the best news(no not that she wants to give him back, though that would be great) She said she has been asking a nurse about becoming a Christian. She says, seeing this baby, knowing he is depending on her, and his innocence has her seeking the VERY BEST life she can give him. So, I was able to tell her, that God had told me she needed to see HIS love up close and personal, and that He had sent His only son, and that He loves her so much, He would have done it, even if she were the only one. I told her I would love to share with her about how to become a Christian, and how having God help you make choices is such a great way to live-- not that your choices will be easier, but that you know what is right. I also told her how awesome it is to lead your child to the Lord. I told her that three of ours have become Christians and been baptized. I told her how awesome that feels.
So, that is my good news! It has been a week since the baby left our home. And God has done so much in one week! He has healed our family, He has shown us a purpose and a plan and He has turned a life that was without direction and hope into one who sees hope, love and the possibility of faith. I am excited to see how it turns out. Meanwhile, I asked our social worker about what we can do about another adoption, that I want to plan, save and pray and be prepared. She says she has a few birthmoms right now who just are not decided yet. So, if we want a newborn, that WE would be her first choice for placement!!!! So we have favor. She says fees, we can work out because we have a history with them! She has also the possibility of a young sibling group. So we are asking God to send us exactly what our family needs. And those who need us. But in the meantime, pray for this birthmom. She is so close to calling out to God and I might get to help with that! It is an awesome thing to see Him made strong in our weakness, and to see His plan even when it seems to make no sense to us. And I just know that if we desire a child so badly He won't leave us empty-armed either.

7 comments:

Lori said...

Wow, Hezra!! God is using you in a powerful way! That is such great news.

The Byrd's Nest said...

Oh Hezra...I will be praying...praying for this birthmother....praying for whatever God has planned for you and your family also.

The Source said...

God knew that because you already rely on Him, you could bare the pain of having to give that precious child back to his mama...and that you wouldn't hate her for it. Instead, you would reach out to her. Now, BOTH the baby and the mama have a chance at knowing His perfect love.

Look at how He's laid out that sequence of events so perfectly! It gives me chills. Prayers your way...

Daughter to THE King said...

God is so good! I hope that He continues to bless you through this. (((HUGS)))

Ruth Branson said...

As a mom who is waiting to adopt two children from Ethiopia, I'm also torn between wanting these children for my own family, and recognizing that, in an ideal world, the kind of adoption I'm doing wouldn't be needed...because the bio family would be able to care for their children themselves. I ache for the loss that my adopted children will experience as a result of losing their birth family. My hope for the birth mom of Jackson is that she will find the support she needs to make possible a good life for him (and her). As horribly sad as I am for you, Hezra, I'm also so glad that you're there to support her - it sounds like this is a hugely significant gift you've given to both Jackson and his mother...a life together.

Take care and hang in there. I'm thinking about you a lot and praying for you all.

Ruth

Mom Of Many said...

OH Hezra! What beautiful news...and that you can keep in touch - only God....and the Lord knows how she needs you in her life and in the babies life...encouraging her. I am thrilled! xo

Misty said...

Amen! Hezra!! that is awesome!! We will be praying for the bm and your family.. and the child/ren that God is going to bring into your family. Much love and prayers for you all:)