Friday, March 13, 2009

Please Pray

Please pray! A while back I posted about my dear friend Lori and her adoption of their son, Matthew. Matthew has been with them for two weeks now, Lori was there for the birth, she cut the cord. Matthew is very much her son. The birth mother signed off on the adoption, but fear loomed with a potential birth father making noise as they left the hospital. That noise has turned into an official act to contest the adoption. My heart is breaking for Lori, Troy, Garrett and Matthew. All along we have been asked to pray for what is best for Matthew and I would ask that your prayers be exactly that. But additionally pray for this family. Please read this blog by Lori and if you want a happy tear too - read her letter to her son Matthew.

Finally, this entire situation costs money. Money that Lori and her husband had to borrow and now with the heartbreak this burden still looms. If you have any means by which to help, please donate to their cause. At the top of Lori's blog is a donate button, please click there - sacrifice your weekend Starbucks and help lighten the burden to this family.

14 comments:

Lori said...

You are an amazing friend. Thank you. Also, I will respond to your email a little later. For now I am holding my son tightly.

Tiffany said...

Oh my. I can't even imagine.

I will go check out the blog and send them all the comfort and hope I can muster.

Single Girl said...

I cant imagine. She is in my thoughts and prayers. I follow another blogger who is going through the same thing. She is a huge adoption advocate, and might be a good friend: http://www.therhouse.blogspot.com/

Also I admire that you are a Mom by choice!

DawnS said...

I'm so sorry for your friend. I am going to read her blog now. I don't even want to imagine having to give my daughter back...

Sarah said...

Oh my - I don't know how any one could deal with that situation.
Thankyou also for the info on the slings, very valuble info to know before shopping. By the way, I'm visiting from SITS. Have a great weekend!

Lindy said...

I read Matthew's letter yesterday and was still thinking about it this morning. Lori certainly has a way with words and my prayers are with their family and God's will.

Michele said...

I am so sorry for your friend Lori. They are in my thoughts and prayers!

Nessa said...

This family will be in my prayers.

The Chocoholic said...

Hi.
Stopping by via sits.
Have a great weekend!

Kimberly @ Raising Olives said...

I'm so sorry to hear about this. I pray that they can keep their son.

Blessings,
Kimberly

3 Bay B Chicks said...

Such a worthy cause. Thanks for posting this link. On my way to Lori's blog now.

I will be keeping her and her family in my thoughts.

-Francesca

Alexis AKA MOM said...

You truly are the meaning of a good friend! Much love to you and your friend and her family. What a thing to have to go threw. Prayers with them all for a speedy resolution.

Muah.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Stopping back by to say Hi and hope your having a wonderful weekend! I also added your button to my blog roll :).

If you get a chance stop by I have a new giveaway up for Palmolive :)

Kate said...

Joelle - I hate to leave this here on this post, but I wanted to let you know that you won the giveaway over at Bless This Nest! Please email me at klhagen (dot) 23 (at) gmail (dot) com with your pattern and mailing address. Thanks for entering!