Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Heavy Hearts...


Right now that is in Africa. And right now our hearts are very, very heavy. We were saddened today to hear terrible news from another family who was waiting to go bring home their son. Last night their son passed away while still in Ethiopia.

We have gotten to know them briefly through email and their blog. They too are adopting from China and they too decided to head to Ethiopia during their wait. They ended up using the same agency as us and their son was at the same orphanage as Brighton Asher was and where our daughter currently is.

Their story is all too familiar to us. Laura and I experienced a flood of emotions today upon hearing this news. Our hearts - nowhere near recovered from our news in January - were ripped back open by this.

I am not sure we will ever understand this situation in Africa - I am not sure we are even capable of understanding it. But God - if you happen to drop by this blog today - could you please hug that family a little tighter tonight? I know they could use it.

11 comments:

Donna said...

So sorry to hear this. I will say some special prayers for this family. So so sad and hard to understand.

Unknown said...

Our hearts are heavy for you, for this family, and for all the children in this orphanage. I wish we could go to Ethiopia today and bring home as many kids as our house could hold.

Gwen Oatsvall said...

my heart is breaking for this family ... we will pray here ... pray for all the waiting children ... Lord comfort them all ...

Anonymous said...

Oh no! My heart breaks... again. God hear our prayers and surround this family with Your warmth, Your love and Your light.

Chris said...

I am so sorry . Not a day that goes by without me worrying about my baby girl in Ethiopia.
My thoughts are with you and the family you are talking about .
Take care
Chris

Rebecca said...

I will definitely be praying for this family. Soo heartbreaking.

Carole Turner said...

oh my goodness. That is like my greatest fear. We too are adoptinog from Ethiopia. Abel, he is 7. We should have him home by this summer.

I prayed for that family, I know their hearts must be breaking.

We adopted our 4 yr old bi-racial son at birth from here in the states, we have an 11 year old biological daughter also.

Two years ago we had an adoption fall through a week before the baby was born, so I kinda know the pain, not the pain of death but a little about the loss.

I found your blog through Carlos Whittaker. I hope to continue to follow your journey.

God bless. Carole

emily said...

Very sorry to hear this. Will pray for the family and for you as it must have opened the wound.

Heather said...

Oh no...I don't think I'll ever understand. Our prayers go out to you and this family.

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

That is so heartbreaking... hugs to them...

Janie said...

Consider our little one hugged - and you too!