Thursday, December 4, 2008

Adoption: It's all about love!


When you know it's right, then you know it's right. When you feel that it is wrong, you have to be brave enough to do what is right.


Today, I had an adoption opportunity fall into my lap and after much pondering and prayer, I knew that is wasn't right and we said no. For privacy reasons, I am not going to go into detail, however, I wanted to share that Brian and I have very strong testimonies about the right time with the right family with the right baby. And as tempting as circumstances may present themselves, we have to be in tune with what the Lord wants and what is best for his children.


So tonight, I take a deep breath, I kiss my baby good night, I hug my husband, and I will sleep peacefully and hope that one day, whatever baby(s) that are meant to be with me, that the birthmother will know that I have a glimpse into being brave enough to do what is right.

11 comments:

JENNIFRO said...

Oh my gosh. That must have been such a hard decision. I'm so impressed by your intuition and ability to go with your gut feeling. What a sweet family you are. XOXO

Jen

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P.S. I love your banner.

Ann Marie said...

This is one of the most important decisions of your life, and I can't imagine not counseling with the Lord about it.. I know how badly you would love to have another child in your home, but I really feel that you will know *very strongly* when it is the right thing for you.
I'm sure praying about this was a hard thing to do.....
I'm proud of you and Brian, and all of the growing you have done this past year...
Hold on. Great things will come your way! XO

Amber Burt said...

That must have been so hard on you. When you do get the baby that is meant to be in your family, he/she will be very lucky!

Mackenzie said...

I am so proud of you, Suz. I know what a difficult decision that must have been. Isn't it beautiful that we have the Spirit to guide us. I just love your guts!

Miss Megan said...

Oh Suzanne! You are a brave girl. If anyone is in tune with the spirit, I'm sure it's you. I pray that the little spirits who will call you "mom" come at the right time, and in the right way. :)

Mom of twins.. said...

Wow, reading that made me tear up! I know how much you guys would love to have a sweet new baby to come into your home, and I hope that you will soon get that chance! Good luck!

Carrie said...

Oh Suz! I totally commend you on listening and obeying. That had to have been so hard. You and your sweet family will truely be blessed in the long run. He has your hand and your heart and will make everything whole. Big hugs!

{Mo} said...

Suzanne~ I trully can not immagine having to make such a hard decision and I know you'll be blessed for all your faith! When it's right you'll know it, MOnica

Lacey said...

Suzie,
I'm sorry this was not the right one. I know things will all work out eventually, it's just hard waiting sometimes. Heavenly Father has got a perfect little angel some where for you, I know it. Your to good of a mother to pass up! Until then enjoy not having to change a bunch of poopy diapers I guess.

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