Friday, September 5, 2008

keep on rollin'

it's been a tough adoption week for us.

vietnam closed their adoption doors on 9/1/08.

we don't know if or when they will reopen.

today we found out the nashville branch of our agency is closing due to certain adoption issues. the main branch in Missouri is still open, but....

joey and i have been waiting until after vietnam closed to make any decisions- and it is looking like God is closing this door for us and opening some others.

pray for us as we deal with some disappointment with the closing of this chapter and face some big decisions as we continue to pursue our adoption road.

we are ready to take whatever steps God has for us and whatever adventure He has in store.

we are still on the train and on the track -but just not sure where it's leading us.


Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry these things are taking place. Know that we love you guys so much! Continue to follow God's heart and you will be on the right track. Lots of love!

Ashley said...

I have no words, just a heart of understanding!

Anna Phillips said...

Courtney - I'm just so extremely proud of ya'll for having the hearts to adopt in the first place. You and Joey are such amazing people, and I know without a doubt that God is going to bless you beyond what you can even comprehend. You humble me more than you know. You are such a great mom and your heart is so huge. God is going to use that in an amazing way. Just wait and see.

Emilee said...

This verse always seem to bring me comfort:

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

Amy said...

I thought of you when I heard about CHI closing. I cried when I saw that, for I felt as if there was a lost hope for babies all over the world....
But I KNOW God has other plans, and I KNOW you know this and that gives me comfort.
Catholic Charities is a wonderful organization, btw....
When we started our process for Gigi, we had tons of hurdles: 9/11 happened, China shut down for awhile, then SARS came along and everything seemed to be going WRONG. I kept faith and knew that GOD knew where my baby was and when I was to get was 22 months from start to finish and I know it took that long because it was HIS plan. He will also take care of you.
Please contact me if you want to discuss this....I am a great adoption cheerleader.
Love you!
Amy (and Gigi/Gracie) and Rhett