11.10.2012

Bittersweet day


Today is going to be a tough day.
The 48- hour waiting period for the adoption will be later today
and our birthmom will be signing the adoption paperwork to
place Taylor for adoption with us.

Our hearts are heavy and humbled in ways I can't even explain.

It's a bittersweet time for her, her parents and us.
As much as we know and want this--as much as she knows this is the
best thing for her and her daughter---as much as her parents understand this---
there is still great pain and heartache.

This picture of the Savior has such relevance for us on this day.
We pray with all our hearts on this bittersweet day that she feels
the depth of love the Savior has for her.

I know that He will carry her in His arms through this difficult time 
as she makes this great sacrifice of love for her daughter.  
He is the only one who fully knows and understands the depth of sacrifice she 
is making today.

Jody and I are truly humbled by her decision to place with us and
we want her to know the deep love and respect we have for her.

Praying that today we all feel the Savior's love, help and guidance.

xo,

Jennifer

5 comments:

  1. Praying for all involved Jennifer. She is truly blessed to place her daughter in a home where not only her little one will be loved and prayed for, but that she will be also.

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  2. Thinking and praying for you and that courageous birth mother. What an incredible gift she is giving her daughter.

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  3. Hugs and prayers for Taylor's birth mother. It is only because of the love of such birthmothers that women like you and I are able to have the gift of motherhood. Bless her for her courage and love for her daughter!

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  4. Sending lots of love and prayers to all of you. Bittersweet is the perfect way to describe it. I'm so happy for you guys!

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  5. I hope that all went well and that the Spirit continues to bring peace and comfort in what most definitely is a bittersweet situation. May the Lord's blessings and love be with each one of you!!!

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