I need some Sundays

I don’t normally post twice in a row, but this morning I have such a heavy heart. I want to ask you to join me in prayer for my friend Adrienne and her husband Jim, who are on a trip to adopt their second child. They have been anticipating bringing home their new baby girl for months, and were able to meet her soon after she was born. They received word yesterday that the baby’s mother has decided she needs a little time to think things over, and today she brought her daughter home with her.  Adrienne and Jim are still there, waiting to hear what will happen.  I don’t know if they plan to come home or if they will stay there, but I know their hearts are broken.  Too many of us know the pain, one way or another, of having a nursery full of clothes and toys and no baby to bring home to it.
Please pray for God’s will in this situation.  If this baby was meant to be with Adrienne and Jim, I am praying for a swift and peaceful decision by the birth mother.  If the baby is to stay with her mother, please pray for tremendous healing for sweet Adrienne and Jim as they prepare to go home empty-handed. While they knew this was a possibility, there was no indication that it might happen, and things have been very smooth up until yesterday.  One way or another, a mommy will be without the baby she loves, and we leave it up to the Lord to restore the wounds of loss and allow healing and peace.
I cannot imagine.
Well, actually, I can.  Which is why I want to call on all of you to join me.
I started a twitter account on the sidebar to keep you all updated on daily life, but also so I could post prayer requests that I receive.  It is so hard to post them all on here, but I thought this would be a good way to get the word out.  You are welcome to follow me on twitter (if you are confused, go to twitter.com and get the scoop…it’s pretty cool:)) and keep up with prayer requests.  
The other day I was driving and talking to God, and I told Him how grateful I was for all of you sweet strangers that have joined me in this walk.  I guess words don’t really do it justice, but I want you to know that there are times I feel so alone, and this image of all of you around me brings me unspeakable joy.  I have decided that you need a name.
Since I called the girls in my Monday night Bible Study the “Mondays,” (I know, incredibly insightful and creative…), I have decided that you all will be called the “Sundays.”
So, if you are a frequent follower of this blog or you just want to pray along with us, look for your name in upcoming posts. 
Now, Sundays…your first task…
If you care to, visit Adrienne and Jim on their site, and please go to the throne on their behalf as they face this very challenging moment.
Love you all,
Ang

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  • Cindi

    I would be honored to be one of your Sundays! Thank you Angie, you will never know how you have touched all of our lives! I will be praying for Adrienne and Jim! **Cindi**

  • karengberger

    Dear Angie,
    Thank you for your words of compassion and encouragement. I am the mother of two children, one here on earth and one who has gone on ahead of us. It is terribly lonely and painful, even with a deep love for/faith in God, and yet I don’t want to share with “just any/everyone.” Being able to check in on you now and then is one of the touchstones of the cameraderie of this part of motherhood. we love all of our children, those we can hold here on earth, and those we have to wait to see again. The waiting is painful, but we do it with hope and love in our hearts. God bless you as you continue to walk this path with your beloved family.
    Karen (Katie’s and David’s mom)
    http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/katiegerstenberger
    http://www.karengberger.blogspot.com

  • MBKimmy

    I have been reading both of your blogs and I have cried many many tears for both of you – I am praying for your family always and now will be praying for them too!
    Thanks for your openness!

  • Our Family of Four

    We adopted a baby girl and I remember asking her birthmom a thousand times if she was sure. Including the day I brought her home. The lawyers seemed irritated with me and said she may change her mind if I keep letting her see the baby (she was 9 weeks before I her mom made her final decision). I’m so glad she entrusted her to me but at the same time would not have felt right if I knew she wasn’t sure of her decision. It’s such a hard place for everyone. My prayers are with them both.

  • libbyliebig

    Honored to be a Sunday :-) You don’t know how much you do for all of us…the strength you pass along is amazing. When I found your blog in February, I found a friend and the strength I have gained from you is immeasurable…thank you.

  • Kari

    i am also praying for both your family, as well s Adrienne and Jim. You had strengthened my walk with HIM more than you will ever know! I am not a wife or mother yet…but I have learned so much from you! I hope that I can someday raise a family with the faith, strength, and sense of humor you have!!! i am so blessed to read your words!

    kari

  • Creekermom

    I am Thrilled to be one of your “Sunday’s” Praying for Adrienne and Jim. Please keep us posted. Praying for God to answer their prayers and to give peace to the Birth Mom. Praying too all this will be for His glory.

  • Southern Gal

    Thank you for the name! I will visit the site and pray. You are precious, Angie.

  • Monica @ Writer Chic

    I have been heartsick for Adrienne and Jim for two days now….on my knees with so many others.

  • Wendi @ Every Day Miracles

    Praying for Adrienne and Jim – feeling their pain. I am so glad that we serve a God who heals. However the situation turns out healing will be needed.

    Thank you so much for your heart for others and for God!

  • Mary Helen

    I am so excited to have a “name” on your blog! Thank you! I will be praying for Adrienne and Jim.

  • Erin

    I will be praying for them, Angie.

  • Mandi

    I’ve been praying continually for Adrienne, Jim, and Owen!

  • Jennifer

    I love your blog Angie. It is so encouraging. I’m glad you posted about Adrienne and Jim. I had just finished reading her last post and also have such a heavy heart. Thanks for sharing with so many.

  • Sue

    Angie,
    I feel so honored that you have given me a “name”. I check your blog almost daily and I always pray for you as well as Nicol and Greg and the Chapmans.
    Your blog really inspires me. Thank you again for letting God work through you!!!
    Sue

  • Christy

    Wow, I can only imagine what that is like. I do have two good friends that have gone through similar situations…. Actually one of them was turned down twice on account of the mother deciding last minutes she wanted to keep the baby. I do know that Our Great and Mighty God has it all under control… and if the birth mother so chooses to keep her precious child… the Lord will bring about another child that these family friends of your will be able to nurture and bless with love. My friend who had gotten turned down twice ended up being blessed with two children at once… how awesome was that answer… turned down twice but blessed doubly at once! God is sooo Good! He knows our hearts, He knows our thoughts, He knows our wants, and He knows our needs. Thank you Lord, we Praise you for knowing so intimately and Thank you in advance for blessing this family with a second child… We Love you Lord. ~Amen~
    christy

  • Socal

    I love it “Sundays”! What a beautiful name. Thank you for the opportunity to join you in prayer for this family. Regardless of the outcome…GOD IS ON THE THRONE. I am so thankful to be on of your Sundays!

  • Wendy

    I’ve been following Adrienne’s blog and am just heartbroken for them. Joining you and the Sundays in lifting up Adrienne and Jim…

  • Missey~

    Please know that I will be praying for Adrienne & Jim..

  • The McKaughan’s

    Dear Angie,

    You are truly an Angel from God & you have helped me more than you will EVER know! I'm praying for Adrienne, Jim, Baby & Birth Mother. I would be Honored to be one of your Sundays! God Bless!

    Paula, TX

  • Dana

    I have been following them for months now. I am so heartbroken for them. I am glad she has someone as strong as you that she can lean on. I am praying along with you and the many other “Sundays”.

  • Carolyn

    I am honored to be a Sunday! Your friends will be my prayer request in my Bible Study this week.

  • boutcrazy

    I’m so honored to be counted among one of your “Sundays”. You have been such an inspiration to me over the past few months. Thank you for you honesty. My prayers are with you and your family and with this family while they wait.

  • Courtney

    Praying.

    I love being a “Sunday”

  • new mom in law

    I went to their site and I went to their Father……I am honored to be a Sunday.

  • Inkling

    As I was up so much last night, unable to sleep, God reminded me that it would be a perfect time to talk with Him about what was on my heart. Of course, Adrienne and Jim were on my heart, and I don’t even know them. So that’s what I’ve begun doing – using my sleepless hours to pray for a bunch of people I don’t even know. I will be happy to use those waking hours to be a Sunday. The only way I’ve been getting through life lately is talking to Jesus anyway, so He’s used to hearing me come to Him. =)

  • Mel

    Praying, adoption is an difficult road at times…praying for peace.

  • ~Bekah

    Angie,
    I will definitey keep Adrienne and Jim in my prayers. I cannot imagine the pain and questions they are filled with but I do know what God’s love and grace feels like when He fills us up. I pray that they fill this peace and comfort from Him that only HE can give. Love you and love ur blog! I love the name, “Sundays!” soo cute!
    ~Bizzy B’s from Magnolia, Arkansas

  • Celeste Dodge

    I have been following your blog since February. I just love how inspiring you are and how I feel like you are a best friend I’ve never met! We adopted our 3rd child and I feel your friends pain! Before we got this baby we had an adoption fall through the day we were supposed to take him. It was heartbreaking and agonizing! BUT now looking back it was right. Our daughter was supposed to be with us. It’s so hard in the moment, but they will be blessed more than they could have imagined if they just hold on.

  • mlpinky

    I have been following Adriene’s blog for awhile now. I am at lost for words. I can’t imagine her pain and disappointment.

    I wouldn’t mind prayers…
    I am a single mom now for almost two years when my husband left me for another woman. I have homeschooled my kids for 6 years now. However, now he is taking me to court to attempt to stop me from homeschooling.

    Love mlpinky
    Canada

  • ninnifur

    You are such an amazing woman. I love reading your blog, I tend to feel inspired after reading your entries. I have been following Adriennes blog for a long time and I am so sad for them right now.

    I have been praying for all Adrienne and everyone else ivolved since I found out. And I will continue too. Thank you for sharing your kind words!

  • Pipsylou

    Oh Ang, I will pray. I know what it is to give a child I have carried back to the Lord before I even got a chance to meet him, and I am wondering if it feels something like that for them.

    How heartbreaking. You can bet I am praying!

  • Colette

    Angie,

    I am so glad you have requested prayers for Adrienne, Jim & Owen here. You have an army of prayer warriors at your disposal and I am so pleased they are being put to work on these people so close to my heart.

    I am praying, praying so hard it actually hurts.

  • Pam D

    First 7×7, now Sundays.. you’re gearing up an entire prayer warrior army, all dressed in pink armor, Angie! I would be honored to be a Sunday, not only for you but for anyone who needs it (and I need my OWN set…). My heart is breaking for Adrienne; I can only pray that God will be glorified through all that she and her family are enduring right now, and that the sweet, precious baby girl will end up right where God wants her to be.
    Blessings…….

  • Laughing Momma

    Adoption is truly one of God’s greatest gifts. My mom gave up a little girl when she was 17 years old and through the grace of the Almighty, 23 years later they were re-united. My Mom never regretted giving life to her, and sharing it with an infertile couple…but every October was difficult.
    My greatest admiration and praise to this day is her gift to another Mother…
    Praying for everyone involved.

    April

  • Ileana

    I’ve been following your blog since March of this year, and started following Adrienne and Jim’s shortly after. I’ve cried with your family and I am now crying with theirs. I have been lifting them in prayer since they arrived to NJ and will continue to do so! May God bless them with peace and healing.

  • Sockrma18

    I am THRILLED to be a Sunday! Thank you for all you do….you have no idea what your words do for so many of us.

    Praying for Adrienne, her family and the baby’s momma too.

  • MapleCottage

    I would also love to be a Sunday :) I’ll be following you on Twitter.. and praying for Adrienne and Jim.. that they have a precious blessing in their arms soon!

  • Hannah Elisabeth

    A friend and I were talking last night about how awesome it is that God moves through blogs/Facebook/etc……..I am grateful to share your journey with you, being a 20-year-old college student but reading your story has blessed me and shown me that PRAYER CHANGES THINGS!

  • Jost Family

    I have been following your blog for several months now, but have never commented. You have truly touched my heart and stepped up my faith. I finally decided to let you know just how special you are! You are a constant reminder of just how precious my time here on earth with my baby boy is and for that I am forever grateful!

  • Crystal

    Angie,
    I follow Adrienne’s blog as well. I am so heart broken over this. I have been praying and will continue praying.

    Going to follow you on Twitter! I follow MckMama!

  • Anne Elizabeth

    I will definitely be praying for them. This is heart wrenching!

  • Vashti

    Hi Angie
    I am an adoptive mother of 2 little boys. both my adoptions were smooth and swift, My heart breaks for this wondreful couple and I can not imagine the heart ache that they are going through. I am praying for them and that sweet baby. but also for the biological mom. I cant imagine giving my child up to be raised by someone else and she must be really struggling, I pray for God’s peace and for his hand to be on the whole situation.

    Much Love.
    Vashtixx

    ps i would love to be a “sunday”!

  • Kristy

    I would be honored to be considered one of your “Sundays”. I have visited Adrienne and Jim’s blog and will spend much time in prayer for them.

  • Anna G

    This Sunday just prayed for Adrienne and Jim.

  • partyoffivetn

    Praying for Jim and Adrienne…excited about your “twittering” and would love to be a “Sunday!”
    Donna

  • The Wade’s

    I would be so honored to be one of your “Sundays”, and please let Adrienne and Jim know they have tons of prayers being lifted for them

  • Jenna

    I love being able to call myself a SUNDAY!!! what a privilege! I’m weeping right now at work knowing that Adrienne might not be able to bring the baby girl home! I will be praying that God will direct this sweer, precious,little girl into the arms of her mother!

  • Sarah

    Angie,
    I would love to be a Sunday. There is something to be said about women joining together…
    I’m praying for Adrienne and Jim. I pray that God’s love will wash over them during this time of waiting and indecision.
    **Sarah**

  • mommaof4wife2r

    i am praying for jim and adrienne now!!! and as i know the fears that they are facing…and the hours of prayer and waiting they they have and are continuing to experience…with our adoptions it’s always so clear that God is in control, but in the midst, it’s still scary. i had to pray continuously,”my grace is sufficient”…and remind myself that only He is in control and His grace is what makes it all possible. oh, and thank you for letting us all be part of ‘sunday’.

  • Sarah Taylor

    I’ll be your Sunday any day of the week. I am praying for Adrienne and Jim at this moment.

  • Eleanor

    I found Adrienne's blog about a week ago but have been so touched by their story. I have been praying hard since yesterday & will continue to do so.
    Thanks for asking for prayer on their behalf. So many people read your blog there should be hundreds praying for their family soon.
    Eleanor Ward

  • Kris

    Honored to be a “Sunday”, Angie!
    I will be praying for Adrienne and Jim!

  • LG

    Angie,
    I have been quietly following your blog for at least 6 months now. I may have left a comment once or twice, but mostly I “lurk”. I wanted to make a prayer request as well as point you in the direction of a new mommy who could probably use your help. The blog below if from a lady who lives in Kingwood, TX (where I just moved away from to Dallas this summer). She is the mother of 6 and her husband passed away last Dec. unexpectedly. She speaks of her good friend “V” often on her blog. “V”‘s grandson was just born a month prematurely and did not make it. You speak of mommies having to go home without their precious babies and I thought you may be able to reach out to this one…I don’t know if any of this is doable or practical, but I can only imagine this family can use all the support available right now…

    Thanks!

    http://txmomx6.blogspot.com/2008/11/building-made-me-cry.html

  • clkight

    i’m having one those “why god” days today…and definitely talking to jesus about adrienne and jim. i would love to be one of your “sundays” …i do think of you often and pray for you when i do!

    xoxo,
    carrie

  • Rhonda

    I found Adrienne’s site while sitting in the hospital the past 5 months with our foster baby as he has his chemo and getting ready for Transplant and I will keep praying for her and her family..Thank you for all your encouragement to all of us.

  • Jonny’s Mommy

    The design of this blog is beautiful. I will keep this family in prayer. How very heartbreaking indeed.

    Glad i found your lovely blog.

  • vaneblu

    I’m honored to be a Sundays!!!!
    I have been a follower of Adrienne’s blog for sometime, I’ve been feeling so sad about this, I cant belive this is happening to such a wonderful person :(
    I am also praying for them…

  • Tamara

    Thank you for sharing. I am praying for them!

  • georgia tarheel

    I am so honored to be a Sunday. Thank you for allowing me to stand in the gap for you and so many who come to you broken hearted! I will be praying…hard for Jim and Adrienne and Owen…

    Paige

  • Journey to Mia Lynn:

    Angie, My husband & I have been at this crossroads twice & let me tell you, that was two times too many! Once about a year & a half ago~got to the hospital, spent the evening with birthmom & baby only to arrive the next day to find that the baby was rooming in with the family & we were asked to wait outside. An hour later, we were told to go home as they were having second thoughts. Three hours later we were told that the birthmother's sister had chosen to parent the baby. About six months ago, we were blessed to parent our sweet "Emma Kate" for four of the best days of our lives, when at the last minute our attorney called with the news that her birthmother had changed her mind. A few short hours later my husband placed that sweet little soul back into the arms of her birthmother & into a life that we had not wished for her. All of this time we have been in the China line to bring home our daughter, but this is a line that was once supposed to be a 9-14 month wait & has now grown to what will likely be a total wait time of over five-six years. After years of struggling with Infertility which included a very sad loss & so much heartache & now multiple failed adoptions-our hearts are heavy & we are filled with paralyzing fear that parenthood may never find us. It is a daily struggle that I often fail miserably at, but I try to walk in the faith & believe that He knows better than me,to remember that He never promised us answers in this life & that He does have a plan & that I need to leave my life to Him~it is so hard. I will go to Adrienne's & Jim's blog & most certainly will pray for them. Jen

  • Courtney

    I would be happy to pray for Adrienne and Jim, along with the birth mother and baby as well. :)

    Courtney in Indiana

  • kinsey

    my heart is breaking for them…i am praying!

  • Sallie

    As an adoptive mama, my heart goes out to them. I’m headed to the site now.

    PS – Honored to be one of your Sundays.

  • gitz

    I went to bed praying for them and am so sad this is what I woke up to this morning. I had read about her previous miscarriages before but hadn’t been to her site in a long time and didn’t know about this adoption until you twittered. It’s a great way to let us all know when we can do something for others … I will definitely be keeping them in my thoughts and prayers. Breaks my heart for all of them.

  • Lorri

    I’ll be a Sunday. A summer afternoon Sunday and even an early Sunday morning on a cold stormy day. :)

  • Daniel

    I don’t know Adrienne and Jim but have followed their story. We are praying and praying.

  • four little blessings

    We are praying!

    Tammy and her crew

    http:4kidsseriousworkseriousfun.blogspot.com/

  • Susan @ fivemangoes

    Hi Angie,
    Praying for God’s will, and for peace and comfort for you all.
    Susan

  • Nichole

    You. are. amazing. I love reading your blog. Whenever I am having a bad day, I come to your blog and am reminded of God’s love and His plan for me.

    Thank you for giving me peace so many times and for being so open.

    I will be praying for Adrienne and her husband. That is my biggest fear with pursuing adoption and I absolutely can not imagine getting that close to taking home a baby and then not be able to. My heart is just so heavy for them. My prayers are going up for them right now!

  • Leslie

    Certainly, praying that God’s will be done in this potential adoption situation.

    I’ve sorta been in the birth mom’s shoes too… so I know it won’t be easy on her either.

    Prayers of comfort to everyone involved.

  • Joy

    Angie,
    My hubby and I are in the same boat as your friends Adrienne and Jim. You are right. That nursery sitting waiting with baby’s name lovingly embroidered on things is hard to endure. Praying for your friends and their precious baby and sweet birthmother.

    Joy

  • Becky Welch

    Lifting them up to our Father as I type! thank you for all you do for others!

  • Kristen

    Being a birthmother myself, I can understand the other side of the situation. It is truly only by the grace of God that my own birthdaughter was placed. God has always given me that certain peace that truly is unimaginable until you experience it yourself. I will pray for peace on all sides. Perhaps you can tell them that it’s hard to say good bye until you’ve really had a chance to say hello. I will pray that God will carry everyone through this situation.

  • JennaBug

    praying…

  • "Chone"

    Hello Angie,

    Thank you for being a constant encouragement to us and for the transparency of your soul. My prayers have been lifted up for Adrienne, Jim, the birth mother and the baby. Please let us know how God chooses to glorify Himself through this situation.

    One of the “Sundays”,

    Chona

    Keeperofherhome.blogspot.com

  • michelle

    I will be praying for them that God will give them comfort and wrap His loving arms around them, it must be so hard. Thank you for sharing that with us.

  • Jess :)

    Ang,

    What a wonderful blessing it is to be considered one of your “Sundays.” One day I pray that I can thank you in person for the amazing woman you are. You truly have become known as “my dear friend Angie” to all those who ask…no matter if they see your family picture on my screen saver, or I share a story with them…No matter what, you are known as “my dear friend Ang” and I wouldn’t want it any other way!!

    Therefore, I know, in my heart, that the Lord will answer my prayers and we will have the pleasure of meeting face to face!!

    Until that day, I will continue to be praying for our joyous encounter, and for your glorious family.

    Also, right now, I will definitely be praying for Adrienne and Jim. Thank you for sharing their story with us. I would be honored to be a part of their lives, as well.

    Love you,
    Jess :)

  • Life with Kaishon

    I am going to pray for Jim and Adrienne right this second. How their hearts must ache. I will pray for God’s peace.

  • jenland_25

    I think it’s a perfect name since that’s when I go to church to get refreshed spritually. Your blog brings so much healing. You may never know just how grateful I am that you had the courage to do this. Thank you!

  • our family

    Just wanted to let you know that i have been praying for Adrienne and keeping up with her blog since you posted about her miscarriage. As a mother who has had 7 miscarriages four before having children I have felt a kinship with Adrienne. God has blessed me with two beautiful healthy and I pray that soon he blesses her with her second child. Thanks for posting the link to her story so many months ago. My heart is crying with her today even as I don’t know what and how to exactly pray for the situation other then God’s will be done. Praying for Adrienne’s heart to heal and feel His comfort.
    Rachel in PA

  • Cheryl

    I’m praying for them, and also for you. Good luck hosting the Cider Carol Fundraiser. You’ll do great.

  • Blessed

    I have followed along with both your blog and Adrienne’s blog for quite awhile now, but don’t often comment. My heart is absolutely broken for Adrienne and Jim. I don’t know what words to use, so I do what I can which is pray. I have been praying for their dreams to come true, for them to become a family of four, and for God’s plan to play out. It is so hard when our plans/wishes are a bit different than His. I’ve learned this lesson over and over. I will continue to pray for them and hope a baby is placed into Adrienne’s arms sooner rather than later.
    I would be honored to be one of your Sundays. You can count on me to pray for requests that you post. I’ve kept you and your family in my daily prayers as well.

  • Jenifer

    Honored to be a ‘Sunday’. Praying for this precious couple.

    Blessings!

  • Jill

    Thanks. I would love to be a Sunday. I did not get to tell you how much my girls loved the 7×7 time. They ask me still if I read the scriptures over them. They loved it. Oh we are still doing it. One week was not enough for us. I do love the twitter…but I wish could have heard the hedgehog puppet show.

  • ~*Michelle*~

    Feeling so blessed to be part of your prayer warriors and will keep Andrienne and Jim (and the birth mom/baby) in constant prayer. Prayers of peace, wisdom and strength to each one of them.

    Peace and love
    Michelle

  • SueBee

    I would be honored to join you in prayer. I am also praying for little Owen as he was so excited.
    I am always amazed at your spiritual maturity and insight. You are such a gifted writer and you always move me to laughter and/or tears (sometimes in the same post!) . I am praying for you – especially since the post about the hem. What a beautiful analogy.
    Blessings,
    SueBee – a Sunday girl :)
    PS I changed my “identity” when I leave a post as I noticed another “Sue” and did not want it to be confusing.

  • Megan

    HI Angie,
    Thank you for letting us know about Adrienne. I have been praying for her all day long.

  • Cara

    You know, you remind me of my church. I belong to a baptist church in Southern…Vermont. Right – not so much hand waving and calling out…but we are quite good at baking and praying.

    In fact – other churches send their prayers requests over to us because we, (and this is a real quote) “seem to have some kind of communicating with God that gets things done”.

    -I won’t share which denomonation gave the quote..not necessary –

    And, that is a long description of how YOU remind me of our church. I have no idea if you are a baker, but you are definately a prayer bullet. Your words to the blogoshphere to God’s ears…and all!

    Keep up the great work!!

  • Chelsa

    I’ve been following Adrienne and Jim’s blog for quite awhile b/c she had her last miscarriage and i had one in feb. and so when you asked us to pray for her that time around i started reading their blog… my heart has been breaking for her all day. i’ll def. be praying!

  • Kendra

    I have been following Adrienne’s story since you linked her this summer after her miscarriage. Ever since she posted the prayer request yesterday, I have been reverent for them. I simply do not know what to say. My heart is just broken for their family.
    It’s an honor to be a Sunday, and I take my first task quite seriously.
    kendra

  • Lance and Cindy

    So Honored to be a “Sunday!”

  • Tay’s Mom

    Thank you, Angie. I’m usually silent on here, but I just had to let you know that you have been instrumental in my healing after losing our son in March. Your company on this extremely turbulent emotional rollercoaster is priceless. You give me hope, you make me smile, and, most importantly, you show me His love. Thank you. And, I’m honored to be one of your “Sundays.” :)

  • Two Moms and A Baby

    Praying!

  • Julie

    Praying for Adrienne and Jim, God’s will be done and his comfort come to them in any way.

    I love being a Sunday!!! I actually am a closet Twitter addict and i call it the cone of silence. I started following you last night, I love it.

    Much Love, Julie
    from Central CA

  • malleri

    I would love to be one of your Sundays! I will be praying for Adrienne and Jim! I can’t imagine what that would be like.. hopefully good news will come out of this. Malleri.

  • Michele

    I chose adoption for my baby 23 1/2 years ago so I will pray for this family. I will pray for the girl to make the best decision for the baby.
    God Bless
    Michele

  • Stephanie

    Thank you for sharing with your heart with us over and over. You have touched my life in a way that I simply can not explain. I am keeping Adrienne & Jim in my prayers.

  • Christy

    Angie thank you so much for all of your insights! I have laughed and cried so many times while reading your blog. I will check out Jim and Adrienne’s blog. I am an adoptive mom (my son is 2) and we are currently in the process of adopting again. I can only imagine what they are going through. Our first adoption was very smooth, but this one could be very different. Only the Lord knows. I would love your prayers and the prayers of all your warriors for this 2nd adoption!

  • Karen

    praying for Adrienne and Jim…

  • Tasha

    Wow!This situation is just completely heartbreaking.I can not imagine preparing your home and your heart for a little baby and then someone telling you that it was not going to happen.I also can’t imagine having the strength to give your baby away.When I had my girls I INSTANTLY fell completely in love with them.I would never have been able to give them to someone else.That has got to be the most unselfish thing a person could ever do.I will be praying for Adrienne and Jim as well as this sweet little one’s mommy.May God’s will be done!Thank you for giving us a name!I am honored to be a Sunday!Love you sister~Tasha~

  • Kristi

    I did visit their site from your list on your sidebar at some point last week, and made my way there from your twitter comment I read this morning. I cannot imagine the feelings of either the birth mom or Adrienne at this point. I am lifting prayers for all the people close to this adoption. Blessings to you, Angie.

  • Beth

    i am over joyed to be a Sunday! : )

    if i spent 1/10 of the time studying for school as i do checking for updates/reading your blog and your friends blogs… i would be making straight A’s :)

    praying for adrienne and jim!

  • Loraine

    I have been following Adrienne’s blog for quite some time… my heart is broken for them.

    praying.

  • valerie

    I wanna be a Sunday! Your life story has touched my heart, and I’ve been following from the very beginning. Much love to you, too, friend.

  • zum the mum

    De-lurking to let you know I feel privileged to be a “sunday”. You are incredible and such a blessing and inspiration.

  • Becky

    I’d also be honored to be a Sunday. I’m a faithful blog reader, but I don’t comment as often as I read. :)
    Thank you for letting us pray for Adrienne and her family, I am just praying to God for them now. Thanks, Angie, for all that you do, how you encourage me in my walk with the Lord!

  • Steph

    I’d be honored to be a Sunday. I will be praying for Adrienne and Jim! I cant even begin to imagine!!

  • Dani

    I have been praying!! I found her from your blog and have been a lurker there for a while. I just can’t even imagine. Thank you for being such an awesome woman of God. Oh and I am happy to be apart of the “Sundays” :)

    Love ya, Dani

  • Jill

    Praying for Adrienne and Jim
    and excited to be a “Sunday” :)

    love ya!
    jill

  • Suzann @ Lavender and Roses

    my heart is aching for everyone in this situation.

  • Elizabeth

    Angie,
    I am honored that you would share prayer requests with us! Please know that you are always an encouragement to me – it is so nice to know that I do not walk this road alone. I will be praying for Adrienee and Jim, and continue to lift you and your family up. Thank you for sharing your ongoing story.

  • Kelly

    Angie,
    You have a heart of gold. (((HUGS)))

  • MomE

    Ooo…I’m honored to be a Sunday…I’ve just added you to my bloggy friends prayer list too! Praying with you…and for you!

  • the*4*of*us

    I visited their blog through yours some time ago, and was captivated by their family–so beautiful!
    I am so heartbroken and praying that if this baby doesn’t come home with them, God will provide an amazing peace in their hearts.

  • Lianna Knight

    I have been following Adrienne’s blog for some time now and was really shocked when I read her post yesterday.I can’t even imagine how much she must be hurting….she and her family are in my prayers. God has a plan…

  • Penny

    I love that you've given us your stranger friends a title. You just think of everything. You clever girl you. You deserve a title too….Queen of Encouragement A Pillar of Strength, Amazing & Graceful. (The list could go on, and on.)

    I will be praying for your friends and the baby. May the birth mother find healing in her difficult decision. May the Lord comfort your friends regardless the situation. I hope they feel the love of others surround them during this time as they wait.

  • Cassie

    PRAYING HARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thats so funny that you picked “Sundays” since its my fav day of the week!!

    Kate

  • Naomi

    I will continue to pray. My heart breaks. Five miscarriages equals a lot of empty nurseries. Humanly it is overwhelming, but God is not human and is not overwhelmed!

    He continues to work!

  • Melissa Irwin

    wow…i’ve always wanted to be a “Sunday”….thanks

    i cannot imagine what jim and adrieene are going through any more than i can imagine the confused heart of the birth mother. i am praying for peace, mended hearts, and that the baby is ultimately loved beyond measure by whomever raises her. how difficult this situation is!

  • KK

    Thanks for inviting us to be your “Sundays”.
    Please know my thoughts and prayers are with this precious family as they wait upon HIM.
    Blessings,
    Kaye
    Matthew 21:22

  • Sun

    I would LOVE to pray for your sweet friends. Sunshine

  • Sadie

    Angie,

    Hi! My name is Sadie, but you can call me Sunday :) Praying a miracle for Adrienne and strength for you. Thank you for continuing to share you heart.

  • rebecca

    So honored to be a “Sunday”!
    Praying right now for Adrienne and Jim as well as the birth mother.
    Angie, you and your precious family are in my daily thoughts and prayers. You have richly blessed the lives of all of us stranger friends who “know” you!

  • momof2beautifulgirls

    Angie,
    I have been reading your blog for several weeks. Thank you so much for all your inspiration, openness. It is an honor to read your blog and to see how God is using you. Thank you! I will be praying for Adrienne and Jim. My husband was adopted 40 years ago and I thank God everyday that he was for he might not be the man he is today if that had not occured. Thank you! Many Prayers. Mindy

  • Amanda

    Angie, so eloquently put. As a deeply devoted friend to Adrienne, you were still able to see the big picture and ask for God’s will to be done and pray for healing and comfort for both Mommies. And peace and understanding. It’s so hard being here on earth and not being able to see God’s big picture. He truly has what’s best for us in store, but some days that’s just so hard to believe. Today is one of those days. I pray for Adrienne and all involved in that precious little girl’s life.

  • Megan

    I had a foster son who I was told would “likely” be available for adoption. I had him from 4 days old to 2 and a half mos. He went back to bio mom for 6 weeks in drug rehab. He came back to me for another 3 weeks. Then bio grandma who had said no, no, no suddenly changed her mind. Now I have a corner of my bedroom done as a mini-nursery upstairs and his bedroom downstairs. I feel Jim and Adrienne’s pain. In my prayers!

  • Cristi

    I am thinking this Sunday need the recipe for Loaded Potatoe Soup! I am praying for Adrienne and family

  • HIS Child

    Thanks for sharing your request for prayer. I visited their blog and my heart is heavy for both mom’s. I will be keeping them in prayer. God bless your heart to continue to share this journey and link all of us together in sweet fellowship to an amazing Jesus.
    Love,
    Celeste

  • Natalie

    I read your blog often but am commenting for the first time. You have a special gift for words. Your story is such a wonderful testimony of faith and strength and I admire you for your vulnerability and open heart.

    My soul aches for Adrienne. May God give her peace, clarity, and discernment during this uncertain time.

    You may not get around to reading this comment, but if you do…may God continue to guide your footsteps when certain seasons of life become unbearable.

    Peace be to you, my friend.

  • Millie

    I’m headed over to their site, and I’ll be praying for them.
    Millie and Colin-HLHS

  • ASW

    I’d be honored to be counted among the Sundays. I popped over to Adrienne’s blog earlier, and said a prayer for her, her family, and the birth mother. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to pray together!

  • Jenn

    Angie,
    Thank you for your words, you have such an eloquent way with them. I’ll be praying for Adrienne and her family. Thank you for sharing your story and your life. You have helped me to heal through you strength. God has truly blessed you with a gift. So honored to be a Sunday!

  • kay

    I have visited Adrienne’s blog before, just this week actually, and I am so sorry this is happening. Thank you for letting us know.

    I am honored to be called a Sunday. (:

  • Christy

    I have been following your blog since last July when my sister, Sarah told me about it. It was actually the first blog I’ve ever read. I’m honored to be a part of your “Sundays” group. Reading your blog entries are such a highlight for me. I love reading your words because you share your heart so honestly. You are so real and I appreciate that. You have touched the hearts of many women and have encouraged them in their walk with Jesus. Thank you for sharing your life with us Angie – your joys, struggles, sorrows, and victories.

    I am joining you tonight in praying for these dear friends of yours.

    Christy

  • Tammy

    I am honored to be a Sunday and will pray for Adrienne and Jim. I know God has a plan but sometimes it is hard to see amid the challenges life throws us. Thanks for blessing my life.

    Tammy

  • ~Alicia~

    “The Sundays” what a cool idea… Sunday is my favourite day of the week… teaching Sunday School, going to church… there is something reverent about it even amongst the busyness of daily life.

    I went to Adrienne’s blog… what sadness she must be going through to have accepted this child as her own and now not knowing what will be the outcome. Such a difficult situation. Of course I will be praying for everyone involved.

    You are such a great friend Angie… you know that by posting about their story on here, this family will be lifted up in prayer by the thousands… like 7×7 on a whole another level!

    (PS that’s so great that you’ve got twitter now… I love seeing what everyone’s up to in their daily life… is that a bit stalker-ish?)

    :D

  • Megan @ Hold it Up to the Light

    I will be praying deeply and earnestly for your friends….my heart is tearing apart for them!

    You are amazing, Angie, and I feel blessed to know a bit of you……

    Thank you for all that you are and all that you do for so many!

  • JD

    Sundays seem so appropriate… if we bring you comfort and joy, we bring SUN to your DAYS… and, we all have something in common, we’re solar powered… Powered by the SON. :o )

    Love, and payers, for you, for Adrienne and Jim, the birth mother, the child, and for everyone to find peace that surpasses all understanding in this difficult situation.

  • Darlee

    So, I’m not the sharpest knife in the Ginsu set…I just don’t know what I’m doing with the Twitter thingy…oh well, I’m glad you’re a Twit =) That didn’t sound right.

    Sweet Angie, I have YOU to blame for my incontinence! Doing Pilates with Kate can be very fattening! Funny, funny lady of God.

    Darlee

  • Shahrzad Baber

    How wonderful to be a sunday, it is such a cute name… I will be praying for your friend and will spread the word for others to pray as well!

  • Jennifer

    Proud to be a “Sunday”

  • Jen

    Angie,

    I am a foster mom who has had two little boys for the over a year and a half. The youngest I’ve had since he was born. We found out last week that we lost our attempt to terminate the parent’s rights. It’s a long story but none of our social workers feel that sending the boys home is a safe situation. However, we have no legal ground to keep the boys away from their parents–judges don’t listen to “gut” feelings.

    So I completely understand what your friends are going through. It breaks my heart to think of these little boys, whom I have loved deeply, going back to their biological parents. I have to give my fear back to God many times throughout the day, having faith that He will place a hedge of protection around them.

    If the parents remain clean and pass all inspections, the boys will go back to them on January 2, 2009. My prayer is that if they are going to be unsafe parents, the truth will come out before that date so that the boys can remain safe.

    Thanks for your blog Angie! It has been such a source of healing :)

  • saramarble

    You have been such an inspiration and I am delighted to be a part of your “sundays”. I feel like I know you so well after reading what you share. Thank you for the motivation to go to the Father for everything we encounter from day to day. I am praying with you and for Adrienne and Jim.

  • RZ

    If you’ll allow me, I would love to be a “sunday” :)

  • Liz

    Angie:
    I’ve only been following you for a couple of months, but feel like we’ve been BFF! I adore you. I would be honored to be a “sunday” and I love the title!! God bless you, sweet woman.
    Liz

  • Elaine

    I am more than delighted to be a Sunday. Going to visit and pray for Adrienne and Jim right now.

  • noahandlylasmommi

    I have been following Adrienne’s blog for a while now. I emailed her after you posted about her 5th m/c and we emailed back and forth a few times. I am so heartbroken for them and have asked some friends to pray for them as well.

  • Miller Family

    Oh Angie, now when I hear “Sunday”, I will think of you as well. I love checking your blog…for inspiration and daily reminder that we are human, but also the great reminder of our Precious Lord who loves us soo very much. Having children has made me realize how deep God’s love for us really, truly is. Children shed a different light on every situation. I will keep Adrienne and Jim in my prayers.
    Just know that there are so many that are greatful for your story and for the unselfish way you share with us. I appreciate you! Michelle

  • Team Houston

    Being an adoptive Mommy of two from China, I some what understand of praying and wanting a child, a child you wait for according to God’s Timing. I will pray for them.

    thank you for your blog. You are a gift from God!

    xoxo Michele

  • christi28

    it would be an honor to be one of your “sundays”. there can never be too many prayer warriors.

    praying for adrienne and jim.

    blessings ~

  • Liz

    Thrilled to become a “Sunday”. I’ll be praying for your friends. One of my best friends went through this EXACT same thing about this time last year.

  • Camelia Grace

    Angie,

    My family attended a Mercy Me concert on Friday. Bart had such a moving and glorifying mini-sermon, all set to dim lighting and background music, about being faithful and obedient enough to trust the wisdom of the storms that God brings. After an extended and intense time of prayer and contemplation, that first chord of Bring the Rain was struck, and oh how I cried. (Among my children, Bring the Rain is referred to as “Baby Audrey’s Song”.) I stood with 4 year-old Ezra in my arms, his little hands raised, and cried. I cried for you and your whole family, for me and mine, for Lily, Audrey and Luke, and for all of the women who visit this site to experience a community filled with women who understand their grief about the loss of children we love. What a gift you have provided us all. Thank you, my friend.

    I will include Adrienne, Jim, the birth mother, and their sweet baby in my prayers tonight. With all that I am, I trust that our Heavenly father has their situation beautifully orchestrated to bring Him glory- but what an excruciating time for them.

    Camie

  • Karie

    I will continue to pray for Adrienne and Jim and also for your family Angie. You have touched so many. I am so glad you have let us into your life. Karie

  • Carla

    I would love to be a Sunday, even though we have never had an email conversation! I have been reading your blog for a couple months now, and you are an amazing writer. I love your talent and your style as much as I love Beth Moore’s! In fact, you often remind me of her. That is saying a lot : )

    Anyway, even though we have never “typed”(!) I was given a Fabulous Blog Award and then I had to pass it on to 5 others, and you were one of the ones I chose because I LOVE your site.

    If you want to pick it up and see the details, you can head over to my blog at

    http://mastomama.blogspot.com/

    And BTW I was crying reading your friend’s site. I am adopted and am always super emotional about this subject. Adopting a child is such a beautful and sometimes heart wrenching thing. I admire all who do it–and I am so thankful for it or else I wouldn’t be here!

    I am praying….

  • Janet

    I have been following Adrienne’s blog and feel so for them as a family. I am really surprised though that the authorities allowed so much bonding before, when nothing was final. I think it was very unfair on Adrienne, Jim and little Owen, to be allowed to fall in love with this little girl. The authorities should have held back until the mother had signed the docs. My heart and love goes out to them and anyone else in that situation.
    Thank you for your blog Angie – you are an inspiration to so many.
    Sending love from South Africa.

  • rus

    Dear Angie,
    i happened to come across your blog just by chance.i saw the latest post and was utterly moved by it.may god give Adrienne and Jim the strength to accept His will-whatever it may be.

  • Shannon Jacobyansky

    I will be praying! At times we don’t understand the journey, but let us comfort us to know our God still sits on the throne and He has a perfect plan in mind for us! This may not bring peace to those going through the trial, but just keeps your eyes looking up into the face of the Savior…sweet King Jesus…reach your hands to touch the hem of his robe, and He will in His time heal the wounded soul!

  • Longmeadow Mama

    I am so blessed to be one of your “Sundays”. I can’t tell you how much your sweet family has touched my life. I had the privilige of attending my very first Selah concert over the weekend. It was awesome! One of the highlights was getting to see your twin girls who were sitting just 2 rows in front of us. They are a joy! (When I first saw them, my heart skipped a beat because I thought that must mean you were there too! I would’ve so loved to meet you!!) Anyway, one of your girls was so sweet during the songs. She’d sit back on her grandpa’s lap with her eyes closed so genuinely singing praises. It was downright precious!!!
    Thanks again for the opportunity to be one of your Sundays. I’m honored and blessed beyond words.
    Praying,
    Kelli

  • Tina:0)

    Isn't it amazing how people that you've never seen face to face become such a part of your daily life?! I've gained another family since I began blogging & I'm honored to count you as part of that family!! I'm also honored to be one of your "Sundays!" Thank you for all of your encouraging words, & your wisdom!

    Tina Walp:0)
    http://nevaehkaylenewalp.blogspot.com/

  • Libby

    Angie,
    We all appreciate your openness through your blog. I’m happy to be one of your “Sunday’s”.

    On a funny note, I also have a nervous tick of pulling out my eye lashes. My husband and best friend get so frustrated with me, but it’s like I can’t help it, and then I have a crazy bald spot in my lashes….sheesh! But glad I’m not alone…a little crazy…but not alone. :)

    Libby

  • Aggie

    I began praying for your friends Adrienne and Jim and came to your blog this morning to go to their blog for any updates. I noticed that there is no longer a link to their blog and I am asuming that is for the privac of all involvd right now. I will continue to pray fervently for God’s perfect plan for this precious baby. Please keep us posted on your blog – if you can.

  • Taylor Luv

    Please pray for me too… We want Arielle back home with us… Malik even told us at the table last night he missed her too… and He got to go eat with grandma and grandpa and got home just in time for us to have dinner at the table… I thought he would sit n watch TV and he didn’t he sat with us at the table… I love Dinner time at our house:)

    I think the prayers we have together and missing Arielle has brought our family together and more loving! Thanks Again… All prayers welcome.

    You are so encouraging to me during this hard time for our family… Thank you Angie

    Taylor Luv
    Andrea

  • Taylor

    You are such an inspiration to me! I read your blog regularly and have since about May. I’ve prayed for you over and over, and my heart has hurt for you and my heart has sang for you. Your writing is so amazing, and even the sad ones make me smile because I know you rise above it all to be such a wonderful wife, mother, and Christian. You are a light in the darkness for so many! I would love to be a “Sunday!”

  • Amy

    I would be honored to be one of your Sundays!

    I’ll be praying for Adrienne and Jim!

    Amy

  • psalm13914

    This “Sunday” is praying for Jim Adrienne and the mother.

    God Bless you!

    Cindy

  • Jim and Lynn

    Thanks for your words of encouragement and praise for friends, faith and fellowship. Keep up the good work. I love reading your posts!
    Lynn
    http://enjoyingevanandemmaeveryday.blogspot.com/

  • Bethany

    Bless their hearts. I’ll be praying.

  • Stacey

    hi Angie i have no idea if you have time to read all of these comments or not…but i was wondering if you have an update on Jim and Adrienne? They have been on my heart and i have been praying for them. there is no update on their blog and i was hoping that would mean good news?? if you have any updates, please pass them our way. thanks so much. praying faithfully, stacey

  • Mashel

    Angie,
    I am so glad that you posted this. I have been following Adrienne’s site since you posted about her during her last miscarriage. I have even communicated back and forth with her many times via email. She is such an amazing Christian woman. I too am trying to adopt, but we have two babies throught the foster care system that we have had since they were 4 days old, and they are now 1 year old. We still don’t know if we will get to keep them or not. It is so hard, and I have been in tears over Adrienne’s entire situation. You have such a strong inpact on so many people, that I am so, so glad that you posted a call out to prayer warriors. I was just reading through some of the 510 comments that they have on their last post, and so, so many say that they are “visiting from Angie’s site, and want to let her know they are praying” She is so blessed to have you as a friend.

  • Jim and Lynn

    I’m starting to worry since Adrienne’s blog isn’t updated. I hope there is some news soon. In the meantime we’ll all continue to pray.

    Lynn
    http://www.enjoyingevanandemmaeveryday.blogspot.com

  • Valerie

    Hi Angie, You have such a gift through this blog of making all of us feel like we are your friends, real freinds. I follow your blog and I am encouraged and touched by your “realness” and love for Jesus often.

    I will be praying for you friends as the adoption roller coaster is a fresh thing at our house. We have had our little girl with us for 9 weeks, and even though it is still a legal risk situation, she is mine and always will be, we just keep praying the Lord let’s us keep her.

    I will pray for peace and understanding for your friends not matter what happens.

  • AmandaHoyt

    Hi Angie,
    I will be praying for Adrienne and Jim. Thank you for giving me a name. “Sunday” fits me since usually on Sunday’s I’m preparing my Monday Prayer Request list that I started on my blog recently. I have a heart to pray for others, as you do. Thank you for your encouragement for me to walk closer with the Lord.
    Hugs and prayers,
    Amanda

  • Abbie

    Thanks for keeping us updated, Angie. It’s not what I wanted to read (in regards to Adrienne), but I’m glad to know how to pray for them.

  • Fran

    Thank you Angie for sharing, loving, and serving like you do.
    Your heart is all about Jesus and it is simply beautiful to see.

    Praying for you, your family and Adrienne now.

    Much love,
    Fran

  • Jennifer P.

    I will pray for them and trust the great Comforter to surround them with love.

    (((((hugs)))))

  • Julie

    I have read Adrienne’s blog many times and my heart is breaking for what they are going through now. I will continue to send so many prayers…I can only imagine.

    Hugs and prayers!

  • Scuba Girl

    Oh, sweet Angie! All I can hear right now is your Todd’s voice singing “One Thing I Know” – you are never left alone, because you can ALWAYS call on Jesus’ name. But, in the dark times, we’re hugging you, too. I know the ache of being alone. We’re there with you.

  • Michelle

    I will pray for them, and I pray for you, too.

  • Anne

    So honored and proud to be a Sunday. Praying for all of the families involved!

  • Karen

    Angie,

    I saw you out today. I stopped, stared, and was certain when I saw Coco. (She’s lovely, by the way.) I didn’t stop you for two reasons: 1.) You were on the phone. 2.)You were on a mission. At first, you were diligently roaming a couple aisles, and I just told myself I would stop you when you weren’t on the phone. Then you just walked right out the door. I am telling you all this so that next time, when there is a girl who rudely interrupts your phone conversation to let you know she is a Sunday, that will be me, because I won’t let another opprtunity slip. I am feeling very cheated right about now! (And my girls were even on their best behavior, but they weren’t matching, so maybe I was better off.)

    Maybe another day…

  • Open your Eyes.

    I want to speak of how unfair it is to have happened to them but I also think that they are very understanding people who just want “their” baby to be happy…

    Lovely words Angie xxx.

  • Joy

    Angie,

    You are wonderful person. I wish I knew what God’s plan for Adrienne, Jim and Owen was but I know that I must trust in him and his plan.

    Thank you for your prayers and words of encouragement.

    Joy

  • Mae

    I’ll be one of your Sundays! I feel very honored!
    Sending prayers to Adrienne and Jim.

  • Matt and Amy Snow

    I pray for you and your ministry often. Thank you for being SO real—your testimony is a great encouragement to me. Very encouraging as I dread the day that I will let go of “my” baby girl, too. She is a precious foster child we’ve had in our home for only seven months now, but feels like a 100% member of the family. I so desire for Him to be glorified through the whole relationship and am amazed to see how He has worked so far.
    I will certainly be in prayer for Adrienne and Jim. Thank you for letting us know.
    amy

  • Stylish Housewife

    I will certainly keep Adrienne and Jim in my prayers. I can’t imagine waiting on edge like that to find out if you are getting a new baby.

  • Stephanie

    I would love to be one of your Sundays! Thank you for sharing their story with us so that we can join you in prayer for Adrienne and Jim.

  • Jules from "The Roost"

    Thanks SO much for telling us. I am praying right now!!!

  • Donna-Jean

    Praying for these two.

    I know.

    I held his birthmother’s hand while the obstetrician cut him free from her abdomen….I remember the moment three days later when she handed him to me and my husband in the hospital room. We named him, took him home, I nursed him, we planned his future, we loved him…

    And three weeks later, she revoked her consent. I remember the eternal journey to the attorney’s office, and the feeling of suddenly empty arms.

    That was 23 years ago. I remember. I still pray for him, wherever he is, because he is a son of my heart.

    God is faithful, in the valley of the shadow, too.

    Praying for Adrienne and Jim, and for some around them to see the full depth of what this means to them. And for God’s miracle for them….

  • Kristy

    I will do that very thing – go to the Throne of Grace, on their behalf. Strange perhaps, but I feel such a closeness with you – you are always a comforting place to turn – a place where I want to comfort you and learn from you, and be comforted in return. You bless us all very much.

  • all for him

    DEAR ANGIE,
    WHAT A BEAUTIFUL FRIEND YOU ARE. COUNT ME IN AS A SUNDAY. SENDING YOU AND YOUR FAMLIY LOTS OF LOVE AND HUGS
    JANET♥

  • lori

    I will be praying for everyone involved, your sweet friends who are so ready to love this baby and the birth mom whose wondering if love is enough for her to keep her baby. God will show his plan and his timing will be perfect

  • Krista

    First task still ongoing!

  • TXSkipper

    Angie – I am so far behind on reading blogs, but I think of you all the time as Selah blasts through the speakers of my mini-van. (I was one of the box set winners.) May I just tell you what a blessing winning those CDs has been? I, like so many others, love music and find it takes me right to His feet so many times. What I love even more is that my 3 year old son LOVES Selah too. He asks to sing “glory” all the time. Nothing warms a mama’s heart like hearing your son say, “glory again, mommy” and then sing along at the top of this lungs. He also loves “There is a Redeemer” and “Rescue Me”. He’s often found singing them on his own. These 3 songs ministered directly to me right when I got the box set, and I have yet to move to another CD! I’ve been meaning to thank you, but life has been a bit busy. So, a blog comment will have to suffice for now. THANK YOU for the gift. God has used it many, many days to allow me to experience Him. Bless you for allowing us into your world.

  • jenkins_k08

    i love your blog! i’ll be a sunday :) your such a blessing.

  • Keri

    Wow…..I will definitely be praying for Adrienne and her family. I just can not imagine.

  • Mom of three and two angels

    Angie, I will be praying for sweet Adrienne and Jim. I have no words for her other than I am praying. I can’t imagine what she is going through right now. I continue to pray for you and your family. I do understand a little about you feeling alone. I feel the same way sometimes about my angel babies. There is that mommy side of us that I don’t think will ever get used to the fact that they are not with us. Love you!

  • Becky Vreugdenhil

    Thanks for caring for your friend Adrienne. Our family has gone through something very similar (as I’m sure there are many families that have). We adopted our firstborn too and named him Owen also. Last August we were planning to bring home a baby girl, Lola. Her birthparents decided to parent after she was born. We had so many people carrying us in their prayers, knowing that made us feel so loved and so safe. I’m praying for her and her family.

  • Jim and Lynn

    I’m so honored to be a Sunday of yours. I’m continuing to pray for Adrienne and her family and for any mother who has lost a child. May God bless you and your families. Bless you Angie for all you do for others!
    Lynn
    http://www.enjoyingevanandemmaeveryday.blogspot.com

  • HappilyEverAfter

    Please pray for a family that live in Colorado. Their little girl (age 8) passed away from a rare form of cancer that she has been fighting for 5 years. They have no money for the funeral (I think they took out a loan) and have debt collectors on them for the cards that needed to be used during treatments.

  • Katarina

    I would like to pass on the {honest blog} award to you. I am grateful that you are honest and real in your writing. You words make me laugh and cry and remember to look to Christ. Thank you.

  • karin

    thinking of this family and all the folks deeply affected by this story. your words, and amazing love through this blog have truly given me pause. thank you for the persepctive everyday.

  • The one that cares.

    Do you know the thing I like about you and your blog?
    #1. I like about your blog that is so personal, and it’s so cozy to come and read those entries.
    #2. I like about you the fact that you are so opened when it comes to talking to God. Everywhere, anytime. I envy that about you. You know, over the months, you became some sort of model, when it comes to prayer.

    I am glad that I ran over your blog. I know, you heard this before, but I just wanted to say that to you. And, of course, easier than sending an email through almost 500. :D

  • erikmelissa

    Angie, I came to your blog about a month ago and I promised myself that I would read it all and catch up before I posted. Wow, how I have loved every word I have read. You have such a wonderful gift with words, the Lord is using your words to touch so many. Your walk has touched me so deeply. I have cried for you, prayed for you, laughed with you and loved every moment of it. I have a wonderful husband, Erik and four children. Ben (he’s almost five), Ella (3), Charlie (1) and a sweet tiny baby in heaven we never knew due to a miscarriage. I love my children so much and love the 7×7 prayers. I am excited to begin praying over them with these prayers tomorrow. As I look at how long this is already I want to end by saying THANK YOU! Thank you for sharing your story and for bringing me even closer to our sweet Jesus. I will be praying for Adrienne and Jim. Oh, I would love to be one of your Sundays…Sunday is such a glorious day! God bless! Love, Melissa

  • Filipe and Mariana

    Dear Angie,

    I don’t even know how I found your blog. Really. But I just wanted to say that every post that I read touches my heart. God knows how and I can really see His hand in your life.

    Thank you for sharing.
    Mariana..

  • Julie

    Thank you for the honor! You are a treasure Angie. You are all heart. Thank you for sharing and continuing to bless me!

  • Rick

    That would be very difficult. I will pray.

  • Aimee and I

    Angie,

    We would like to link together with you to gain some more prayer warriors. Here is a quick update…

    Aimee and I (Adam), have been traveling what seems to be one of the toughest, but most inspiring journeys we have ever faced. Below is a quick story of what we have been through and a link to our precious miracle’s site. I hope you can share it on your website to give families hope.

    After 3 months in to our pregnancy, Aimee and I received the bad news that our baby was not going to survive the pregnancy. We met with numerous Doctors who felt it was only a matter of time before she was going to die. We were told to live our life as normal as possible and there was nothing we could possibly do. One Doctor even said to go home and drink a glass of wine and to go exercise if we feel that would make us feel better. The Doctors seemed to be more concerned with our mental capacity on how we are going to handle our baby’s death. If we heard, “This is not your fault” one more time, we were going to go insane.

    I don’t think there was an illness that Kayleigh wasn’t diagnosed with. Our baby was diagnosed at very high risk of Down Syndrome, Spin bifida, other possible Chromosomal Abnormalities, Cardio Effusion, A hole in the heart, Liver and Bowel diseases, and Aimee had a partially torn placenta which prevented normal growth and the cause a handful of other issues. By the sounds of all that from a professional who sees these issues everyday, what could we do? If we didn’t have God in our lives to help our decisions, we would have terminated the pregnancy in a heart beat because this baby may not survive and if it does, it will live a horrible life. We couldn’t argue with a Doctor, someone with a superior level in the educational field, the highest paid care provider who is supposed do whatever it takes to save lives. They said there was nothing we could do. They were wrong!

    Kayleigh Anne Freeman was born at 28 weeks, 10 inches long, weighing 470 grams (1 lb.1 oz). She has so far been through Stage 3 ROP surgery, Gastrointestinal Exploratory Surgery, Cardiac Cath Procedure and Open Heart Surgery to fix a VSD. She is still fighting strong and we hope to bring her home soon. Here is her video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8M97YwPOM7g

    Kayleigh’s website will show people there is hope, there is a chance, and there is life. While Aimee and I were going through this roller coaster of emotions, we met some of the most wonderful people in the world through other blogs. They helped us by sharing their miracle stories to show us that God is in charge and no matter what a doctor told us, we weren’t giving up. Kayleigh has touched the lives of so many people and with her story, we want to continue to do just that. If people don’t know we are out there to give a helping hand, they may not fight to save the life of their baby. Kayleigh would not be with us if it weren’t for the people who gave us hope and for God, who is always in complete control. So no matter what people are going through, “Kayleigh’s Story” will strengthen them. God Bless!

    Please visit Kayleigh’s Story at http://www.KayleighAnneFreeman.blogspot.com

  • tickledpink

    I would be honored to be one of your Sundays. I have been keeping up with your blog for months, and I think I have posted before. My heart breaks for Adrienne and Jim. I kept checking on their blog seeing if the mother had made a decision. Thank you for your caring and encouraging posts. You have no idea how many lives you have touched, especially mine. I continue to pray for you and your family along with Nicol and her family.

  • gracefuldesigns

    Angie, Thank you for thinking of us and seeking our help in praying for God’s will for this precious family. I feel honored to be a Sunday! =) I have been watching your blog ever since a friend told be about your precious Audrey. I pray for this family, for their peace in God’s will and to be able to totally rest in His decision. My heart goes out to them…my dearest friend’s cousin is going through the same situation. May the peace of God be upon them all.

    In Christ,

    Grace

  • Krista Jacobs

    Our prayers are with you and your family, as well as your dear friends Adrienne and Jim. God is great and he will take care of this situation no matter what the outcome.

    faith//love//hope
    <3

  • Angela;

    I just found your blog so I certainly don’t deserve the “name” yet, but I’ve felt such genuine encouragment here. Thanks for sharing your heart.

    Guess your name is Angela, huh? My family calls me “Ang” – I’ve never been called Angie, much.

    God bless you…

  • Jeanine

    Oh I can so relate to what your friends are going through. We had the exact same situation with our first child and I remember that uncertainty and the guilt of wanting that baby so much when you knew it was going to hurt HER so much to let him go. But God is good. He knows His plan for that baby, and He will bring healing and restoration to either heart that has to grieve. (Of course, I hope and pray that they come home with full arms, but I am biased.) I pray for His will to be done. Thank you for sharing so we can pray! And please let us know how things turn out.