"I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born." Isaiah 66:9

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Trouble in Paradise

Not that my life is complete paradise, but I consider myself quite blessed indeed!! I thank God daily for what He has blessed me with and know that He is so generous on my behalf.

With that said, our adoption seems to be heading south right now. It doesn't look as if it's going to happen, due to circumstances that were not brought about by ourselves. The demands that keep coming in and the correspondence that is being recieved are not favorable. That is actually putting it mildly, but I don't want to go into full details. I will ask for continued prayer for both of us, for the baby, and for the birthmother and the situation that she is facing.

That has been ongoing and then yesterday morning my husband called to tell me that my dog (we have 3, this one is MINE) who is 11 years old and has been my constant companion for all these years, is missing. He cannot be found anywhere! O'Brien (a.k.a. the Cutest Dog in America--I tell him everyday) wears a radio collar and it's huge and he won't go near the perimeter, but we're afraid the batteries died without our knowledge and that he wandered out of our yard. I can only pray (and ask for you to pray too) that some sweet person picked him up to keep him safe and they will return them when they see my huge 11X17 laminated posters up near our house! Please pray for his safe return as my heart is torn in two by not having my little guy here. I just hope he's safe, not hurt, and we can bring him home ASAP!!!

Please keep us in your prayers as these seem to be really trying times and we are desperately seeking God's will and His guidance, and trying not to control situations ourselves!

Thank you!!!


  1. You are such a strong witness Deni!! I really admire your stregth! You are and will remain in my prayers!!!!!!!

  2. Oh no I am so sorry to hear of the struggles you are facing. I do hope things work out with the adoption and that you find your sweet companion soon. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers. xx

  3. Oh Deni, I'm so sorry things are tough right now. I'm praying that He will guide you and give you strength and hope for you and DH, baby and the birthmother. I hope little O'Brien ( I love his name!) comes home safely soon.

  4. Oh, I'm so sorry for you right now!! I know how hard it is to be in an adoption process (as it goes south FAST) and I would be so heartbroken if one of my pups was missing!!

    I will pray, pray and pray some more for you right now-- for your strength, the safe return of your sweet little O'Brien and mostly for God to watch over little Cala and her birthmother and while He holds your hearts safe.

  5. Deni, I'm so sorry your having these troubles. They aren't so small that we can't ask our heavenly Father to intervine so I'm praying for your Cala and your O'Brien that they'll both be in their mamma's arms and safe.

  6. Awwwww Deni, I hope you find your doggy, and i pray things start looking up for you soon.

  7. My Kindred Spirit,

    God doesn't give us more than we can bear, right? Yet, I think he tests us right up to the brink sometimes.

    Praying for you on so many different levels..."he" knows the burdens of our hearts.

    Oh sweet O'Brien...oh Deni, I'm so sorry he's missing, but fully believe he will be returned safely to you. Call the local radio station(s) and tell them your story, ask them to make a plea. My dear friend got his dog back this way...its worth a try. I'm sure you've already been to the shelters. Wish I were there, we scour all of Tyler.

    Hugs to you...much love. I'm tying your ROPE.

  8. Praying so hard for you Deni. My heart and prayers are with you.

  9. Still praying for you and sending lots of love xxxooo Nan

  10. Just love honey...more love.

    And a Grandioso HUG.