Friday, July 10, 2009

Questions Unanswered

I know the thought going through everyone's mind is, "What happened down there?" And honestly, the same question goes through our mind, just in a a different context. How could the Lord, who'd provided everything for this adoption for nearly 2 1/2 years, ordain (or permit) this to happen? We have absolutely no idea...and we may never know.

What we do know is that this hurts to the depths of our very being. We are trying to go through the motions of life at least, even though we don't want to. Through it all, we know that the Lord is working in our life, and in the lives of the children and we trust Him in that. But that's pretty much all we've got.

We are so very thankful for everyone's prayers and offers to help. If you're in the area and want to stop by to say hi for a while, we'd like that. If you're wondering what to say to us, or anyone whose been through something like this, "I'm so sorry" is the best thing to say.

Though it's difficult to watch friends go through something painful and not know what happened, that is how this must be. While part of this is Sean's and my story, the other part belongs to our 4 children. In order to protect them and their future family, we will not be sharing the details of what happened.


Jenn said...

We continue to pray for you all.

peace be with you,

Genece said...

We attended the reunion today in St. Louis, and there was a huge turnout. I'm sure there were several Colombian parents I did not meet just because there was such a super turnout with so many attendees. From time to time I caught myself wishing your family was there and all the while praying on your behalf. Just praying that comfort come your way and to the children. I wish we were headed your way after we leave here but we are going in an opposite direction. Sending hugs through the internet!

Renee said...

We're still praying for you. We are so sorry that it didn't work out. We grieve with you and pray for your peace and understanding.

Zach and Renee

The Jensen Family said...

Peace be with your family!


Teri said...


You are an inspiration to me. I watch you handle this heartbreak so well, while protecting the children. I pray that God will equip me to be as good a mother to my children as you have been (and are being) to yours.

I am praying for you constantly. I am so sorry that things did not work out. This is my prayer for your family... Psalm 10:14 "But you, O God, do see trouble and grief; you consider it to take it in hand. The victim commits himself to you; you are the helper of the fatherless."

Let me know if you need anything.

-Teri Bennett

Jennifer said...

Take time & allow yourself to grieve. Please know that we are still praying for you guys & the children.


Carmen Rose said...

I don't know you but my heart breaks at what you must be going through. I'm so sorry for your loss!