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Thursday, August 28, 2008

keep 'em coming.

My friend Sarah called last night to let us know that she had spoken to BM's (we'll call her A now, we found out her name last night) sister. A brought up adoption again and asked for our contact info. So, she knows our first names and my cell phone number.

She's due in two weeks apparently and has done absolutely nothing to prepare for a baby. She says she still not made a decision either way, but she has not thought about a name, hasn't bought a crib, car seat, nothing!

I fell asleep praying about it and woke up thinking about it. I have a feeling the next few days are going to be verrrrry long. I'm trying to find the perfect balance between optimism and realism. I'm guarding my heart (or trying to) but at the same time vividly picturing baby showers, taking her up to work to meet everyone, falling asleep on the couch with her on my chest, rushing out for a car seat and crib in the next few weeks...

I've allowed my mind to go way farther with this than I was planning. Last night I just prayed that God would prepare us for whatever decision was made. I would like to say that our chances are 50/50 at this point, but I'm sure that's being a little generous on our behalf.

I'm planning on calling my uncle, the judge, today and asking for a few names of good lawyers. Until this point I've been afraid to start getting things lined up, but now I feel like I need to at least lay a little ground work.

So, I'm asking for it again. Lots of prayers. I know you've already been doing it, but please specifically pray for A as she makes the toughest decision of her life and that God would continue to guard our hearts and prepare us for His plan.

Be on the look out for a shopping related post later this afternoon. I'm in the need for some distractions today and I prescribed myself a little retail therapy.

7 comments:

kari said...

Lots and lots of prayers coming your way Erin. I've also added you to our church's prayer list last night.

Thinking of you.

filipinobambino said...

PRAYING!!!! How exciting and scary. Good for you, starting to get things lined up. Ok, praying praying praying.

Sea Squared said...

Erin, you are always in my thoughts and prayers. And many prayers are for A today.

The Longs said...

Erin, I've been praying for you all morning! Maggie and I took a long walk and prayed a special prayer for A and for both you and Heath! Love you....keep me updated!

Team Long said...

Erin, this is the other Long's (mel, jake and Tucker) We are praying for you and for A and her family! Jer 29:11!!

mrs.leah.maria said...

I'm praying, and very excited to see your retail therapy. I'm focusing on the retail therapy, because the other prospect gets me really anxious and riled up! :)

Jeremy and Mindy said...

I'm praying for you Erin and the entire situation. Keep us updated. It is very overwhelming at times I'm sure. {{hugs}}