Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Tough News

Jamee and I wanted to let everyone know about what's happened over the past week or so (though it's hard to summarize). We were matched with a birthmother last Thursday (March 5th), meaning she picked us to adopt her daughter. She then gave birth on Saturday, March 7th to a baby girl named Raylee. Things were moving fast! Monday the 9th, we along with the birthmother signed papers that said after 7 days the child would officially be ours and would take on our last name. The mother is given a 7-day window where she can change her mind and revoke the papers.

We have been back and forth to the hospital (in Morganton-45 minutes away) each day since Saturday spending time with Raylee; helping feed her, change her, etc... (she was born 5 weeks pre-mature so she was in the special care unit being watched). However we were informed last night that the birthmother has changed her mind, and will be moving out of state to join her family who will help assist her in raising Raylee.

So now you know why we've been non-existent over the past week :) We ask for your prayers through this difficult transition. We know that God has a plan for us and cares for us...we know God is great deep in our hearts, regardless of what happens. We obviously have heavy-hearts and are grieving through this process and just ask for your prayers...thank you.

*JOHN

13 comments:

Jessica said...

my heart is breaking for you guys. I seriously just cried reading this. I'm so sorry. I hope you are able to fine peace sooner rather than later.
JHL

My Endo Journey said...

My heart is breaking for you too! Sending prayers your way and hope the healing comes soon!

Erica said...

I am so so sorry...I know there are no words that will bring comfort right now. I just pray for God to give you the comfort, strength, peace, and renewed hope that only He can give to you. It's times likes these that I'm thankful that God can hear the words of my heart without them being spoken, because here aren't any words for this.

Sarah and Travis said...

Lots of love and prayers for you both.

Erin said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you both. I'm so sorry for your loss!

{{HUGS}}

Erin

becki777 said...

I'm so sorry for you guys. That is the most heartbreaking thing to go through. I pray you will work through this quickly.

Sarah said...

I am so sorry you guys. My heart just aches for you as Jamie and I know your pain all too well. Please let us know if there is anything we can do.

Lots of prayers coming your way!

Wendy said...

Oh, I'm so sorry. I am just so sad for you both.

Janie said...

I'm so sorry that this happened to you all. Jamee, thanks for sharing the web address with me.

My prayer is that God will bless you with grace and peace and hope for the future, and that you'll be blessed beyond belief.

Please keep me updated:

janiepowell@gmail.com

Love,
Janie Toy Powell

Allie said...

Wow, that's tough. I'm so sorry.

--Allie

ghanttam said...

I am so sorry that you guys are going through this. You and your family are in my prayers.

~Mrs. JMS~ said...

What an ordeal! Im so sorry for what she put you through. I am praying for that special child that will come to you both very soon!

Janna said...

I'm so sorry!!! My heart hurts for you!!! What she put you through is unspeakable!! But God has the perfect adoption opportunity for you! Continue hoping for the day when He unites you with your precious child!! I am praying for you guys!!!