A little update on us after receiving our sad news on October 4th...
God is healing our hearts and we definitely can feel everyone's thoughts and prayers. We also appreciate your encouraging words and sweet cards. It's been a tough lesson/reminder for our family that life isn't always fair and doesn't always go the way you want - but God's plan for our lives IS always best. We continue to rely on Him and follow His promptings. He knows our desires and we truly want to follow what He feels is best for our family.
Sometimes I think we were matched with Little R so that he can always have someone praying for him. I think of him and pray for him continually throughout the day and at night when I can't sleep. I know many of our friends and family have been praying for him, too. I just have to believe that God has His arms wrapped around him and He'll never let him go. And just in case you are wondering why I still refer to him as "Little R", part of me is still hoping that he'll be returned to the orphanage (ONLY if he's not being well taken care of) and we'll hear that we can come to UG and take him back home with us. Stranger things have happened ;-)
So...in the meantime, we are moving on. We still plan on adopting and will be matched again soon, God willing. We thank you so much for continuing to pray for our process. It's all in God's timing and it's all in His hands. He is continually growing and stretching our faith - which isn't always "fun", but it is always for our good.