Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Something to Pray About

I do not know what will happen in this situation but I am asking for your prayer.

Mr. Clean and I have been blessed with three amazing children. Due to my PCOS, the road to parenthood was extremely rocky with quite a few pitfalls and heartaches, but in the end I had the privileged to give birth to 3 of the 6 children that I have been pregnant with.

Mr. Clean was one of two children and thought that was the perfect number. He wanted two and we had two. And then there were three. :-) I always wanted 4 or 5, but we decided after C'sa that due to the fact that pregnancy was very hard on me and for other reasons we would call our family complete.

I mourned this decision and prayed that the Lord might persuade Mr. Clean that there just might be room in our family for adoption. When I told him this about a year or so ago, he jokingly encouraged me to pray about it, because the only thing that would ever convince him that more children were an option for our family was Divine Intervention.

I did. The Lord changed Mr. Clean's heart and mind on the matter and the other night he encouraged me to look into adopting an older child (older, meaning not much younger than C'sa, but no older than K.Z.). I was quite floored.

So I am going to do just that. Look into the process, the paperwork and the options. Pray for us that if we are to open our hearts to another child the Lord will make it seriously obvious (neon lights, burning bush, you understand...) since we are both still a little slack jawed at the prospect, yet thrilled if it is in His plan.


TheTutor said...

Yay! How exciting!

Share with us what you find. I have been praying that there would be a way for us to adopt also. Recently, Primo has felt a desire for more siblings, so she is joining me in praying for adoption from Liberia.

We'll be praying for you.

Susie said...

We'll definitely be praying for you for God's guidance in this big decision for your family. :o)

Smiles and hugs!

Anonymous said...

Oh I'm so happy for you, for an older child who needs a home, your family would be so needed. There are so many children that do need a good home such as yours. Good luck.

Mamma D said...

I have gone through similar feelings - then I get tired... I honestly think, though, that I will revisit the issue at some point... I just can't imagine not mothering someone... what would I do all day? :)

Carolyn said...

Wow! I will be praying. My heart starting racing as I read your post, I was excited and nervous for you, as you must be also. I'll pray for that neon sign!

Mrs. Sam said...

Oh, Strong Believer...all will be as it should. God is good, God is good!
Praying for your hearts desire. Can you imagine this...your son or daughter may already be born!

Renae said...

Adoption is so close to the Father's heart. I think sometimes that we will adopt so please share your story if it becomes one. :)