God? Is That U? Part II

God really does work in mysterious ways. Sometimes the ironies of the work He does is so out there , so fantastical, it’s almost ridiculous, it’s almost laughable. Well God has shown me His power and there are times when it has been so great that it has made me smile, made me giggle a silly giggle.

Those of you who have been reading my blog for a few years will remember the day I wrote this post (God Is That U?) and 3 weeks later Ava-Grace was born and placed with us.

This week I wrote about how I believed in miracles, about how Ava’s miraculous placement had restored my faith and given me complete blind faith in God and His power to move mountains and flick obstacles aside as if they were nothing.

Something happened yesterday, exactly one day after my I believe in miracles post. Something that has the potential to be a huge miracle in the process of being unfolded. Something so great. A message from God, to me, to Walter. A show of His faithfulness to us. A sign of His commitment to answer our prayers. A sign that He has heard us knocking and He is planning to open that door for us.

I’m not sure if the door is being opened now, or if this is God’s way of keeping us hungry of keeping us believing in His promise until the time is right for him to reveal His power with another miracle for us. Either way, we are excited. Either way, He has shown us there WILL be another child.

Yesterday I received a phone call from a friend. She sounded awkward & uncertain. She wanted to ask me something, but was afraid to get our hopes up in case the whole thing fell flat.

A close family friend of hers was caring for her grandson, just a couple of months old but was wanting to place him up for adoption, under sad & tragic circumstances and would we be interested?


So photo’s have been sent. A discussion has occurred with the intent of getting the “ball rolling”. Granny & BM were in serious discussions last night with the intention of “getting the ball rolling” soonest.

Walter and I have been burned by a similar situation before. About 5 years ago, we were approached by a family advocate in Cape Town to adopt a baby. It turned very very ugly. A competition between us and another couple, competing for a baby. The other couple gave money to the BM and when we heard that we bowed out. It hurt. It was hugely disappointing.

This time around, the stakes are higher. We have Ava to think of. So we have put ourselves out there but under very strict conditions.

We now wait…. and pray… and wait for their final decision. If the answer is positive, we will be handing the entire process over to our SW, so that the process is managed properly, legally and with everyone’s best interests being seen to with no nasty surprises.

I’m excited and have mentally been making plans since yesterday (& thanking Ava-Grace for climbing out of her cot and forcing us to move her sooner into her big girl bed which in turn free’s up the cot for the baby, should he come home to us) but my heart is guarded.

Please can I ask that everyone who believes in the power of prayer, that you pray for this family, that you pray that they make the right decision and that if this is God’s plan for us all, that it unfolds in all His perfection.

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  • Reply Invivo

    What a beautiful mindset. I pray that God’s will be done and that He will bless you with your heart’s desire. xxx

    October 6, 2011 at 9:02 am
  • Reply Gail

    OMW Sharon! Wow! Will keep everyone involved in my thoughts and prayers. Lots of love x

    October 6, 2011 at 9:16 am
  • Reply Jenny

    Shew. This is big. and scary.

    October 6, 2011 at 9:20 am
  • Reply rvdmerwe

    Dearest Shari. Without a doubt you will all be in my prayers. Now more than ever I believe in the power of his miracles. Sending you and the family lots of love. xxx

    October 6, 2011 at 11:39 am
  • Reply adesolaf

    Sharon, I’ll be praying for you, that God’s will for your life be done. If this is right for you
    and your family, it will happen and if it is not God will make sure it does not happen.
    I believe in the saying that “The will of God will never take you to where the grace of God will
    not protect you” I hope you do too.

    Best of Luck

    October 6, 2011 at 12:15 pm
  • Reply charne

    omw i have goosebumps!!!
    i understand ur heart is guarded but i still very excited!
    everything happens for a reason and MAY just be why Ava decided to bump ur plans

    October 6, 2011 at 1:32 pm
  • Reply Mash

    I will be PRRRRRRRRRAYING! I got an email from an astrologer recently saying that over the next month the planets are aligned in a very powerful way for wishes to come true. It’s a great time for getting your vision lined up and in terms of planets, the most powerful time for the next 29 years! By the look of things on the adoption front recently – I think she might be right!

    Just in case… I’m making lists (because I’m a Virgo) and ensuring that EVERYTHING is on there.

    Pray your words carefully and clearly…

    October 6, 2011 at 2:19 pm
  • Reply Elize

    Wow! Scary and exciting! Will keep you, Walter and Ava in my prayers. I hope it all works out to His perfect plan for you!

    October 6, 2011 at 4:45 pm
  • Reply sue stuart

    Wow wow wow! You seem to be handling this with a very level head, such adifficult thing to do in this kind of situation. I pray that God’s will be done, for the good of all concerned. Keep us posted!

    October 6, 2011 at 5:12 pm
  • Reply Kristin

    Hoping and praying you get to welcome home another baby soon.

    October 6, 2011 at 6:34 pm
  • Reply darylfaure

    Will definitely pray for God’s hand to guide everyone. Sounds very exciting Sharon.

    October 6, 2011 at 8:05 pm
  • Reply TJ

    Cautiously excited for you and Walter. I’m glad you’ve also decided to let the SW handle the whole process should you be chosen. Will definately be hoping for the best outcome for everyone involved.

    October 6, 2011 at 9:03 pm
  • Reply Kimmie

    Oh wow and the timing!
    Fingers crossed, prayers said, positive thoughts sent out through the Universe that everything aligns and work out for the best.

    Much love as always and will be thinking of you and praying for a great outcome.

    October 6, 2011 at 11:44 pm
  • Reply Lena

    Lots of prayers and happy thoughts coming your way that what is to be will happen in a smooth process, with little stress to you, Walter and Ava.
    Keep well!

    October 7, 2011 at 8:38 am
  • Reply To Love Bella

    *STUNNED* too stunned to comment legibly.
    oh my ….
    I am goosebumps and I am crossing stuff.
    Seriously???????? 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
    oh SHARON!!!!!!!!!!!
    blubbering now.

    October 7, 2011 at 10:00 am
  • Reply Chrisle

    Will keep you in my prayers and thoughts! God is good.

    October 7, 2011 at 11:05 am
  • Reply Lea White

    Will keep you in my prayers and thoughts!

    October 7, 2011 at 8:54 pm
  • Reply lilla1

    Thinking of and praying for everyone involved!

    October 8, 2011 at 3:16 am
  • Reply Pandora

    Wow, that is amazing! Praying for you and everyone involved.
    God’s miracles just keep on amazing us.

    October 9, 2011 at 1:47 pm
  • Reply Lesley

    Trying not to get tto excited but wow what if this is It for the second time! Crossing everything that things work out in all parties’ best interests.

    October 10, 2011 at 9:49 am
  • Reply Sian

    wow! wow! wow!!! I will definately be praying!

    October 10, 2011 at 4:36 pm
  • Reply Julia

    Had to laugh at theluckylife’s comment. Best I make my own lists!
    When you mailed me this post I got GOOSEBUMPS! Will PRAY, pray and pray some more.x

    October 21, 2011 at 9:35 pm
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