Thursday, December 17, 2015

Bittersweet Holidays

As I alluded in my last post, we have been working for the last 6 months with a little fellow in Colorado who has grown very dear to us. We were in the process of adopting him, and had gotten to the point where the Colorado child services had our bank account number to wire funds for the adoption. They asked what airport to they would need to fly him into, and we had put clothes in the dresser we had picked out for this little guy. We even bought him a special night light because we knew he was afraid of the dark.

Suddenly right before Thanksgiving, we were told the adoption was not going to go through. No good reasons, no let down, just NO, and then there was no further contact between anyone on the adoption team from Colorado. We had just come back from a visit where we had held him in our arms. Three days later they said no, and then he disappeared.

We are working our way through the shock and grief, while surrounded by holiday festivities. It's a complicated time with oscillating feelings of loss and hope that maybe they just need to have some internal meetings and we will still hear something.

There are so many things we don't understand. Please keep us in your prayers during this time.