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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Rollercoaster Rides

Dear Friends and Family, 

 

We didn’t think we would be writing another update so quickly, but what should we expect when we are committed to His timing?

A short while ago, our social worker called to update us on the baby up for adoption, due July 24th. After having been shown our family profile book, the birth mother declined us. There are specific preferences she had in mind, and we do not fit them. Is this rejection?  Maybe… Is this hard to take in? Yes. Is this His sovereignty working in front of our eyes? A resounding YES!

Habakkuk 3:17-18 is a gentle reminder of rejoicing in the midst of unknown outcomes.
17 Though the fig tree should not blossom,
    nor fruit be on the vines,
the produce of the olive fail

    and the fields yield no food,
the flock be cut off from the fold

    and there be no herd in the stalls,
18 yet I will rejoice in the Lord;

    I will take joy in the God of my salvation.
 
Matthew Henry says, “Joy in the Lord is especially seasonable when we meet with losses and crosses in the world. Even when provisions are cut off, to make it appear that man lives not by bread alone, we may be supplied by the graces and comforts of God's Spirit.” 

As I write this, we just found out there may be another possibility of a baby due in November! We give this all to the Lord! We have a phone conference with this birthmother scheduled for tomorrow! Please cover us in prayer that this conversation would glorify God and our words would be from Him!

Your prayer covering is so precious to us!
 
Cheyenne, Alison and Karis 
 
As I write this, we just found out there may be another possibility of a baby due in November! We give this all to the Lord!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Adoption update!


Friends and Family, 
A roller coaster has it's beginning, it's end and then ups and downs in between. 
We are wondering when our lives became this carnival ride, so similar. Yet in the same breath, we know! It's when we began to trust The Lord for our salvation and walk in faithfulness to His calling. 
Today, as we lay rest to our disappointments of a 2nd failed adoption opportunity, we received a call that there is another opportunity unfolding. The birth couple is in Wichita now until the baby is born. The prospective due date is July 24th. We are awaiting the call that we've officially been matched.
We are committed to this calling of adoption and the ups and the downs that come with it. We cherish your prayers, as we know that you all are committed to the same gracious, all knowing God we serve. As we begin to find out more, we will continue to share more of how you can pray.
Thank you so very much for your encouragement and care.
Psalm 143:8 gives us a glimpse of how we ought to respond to our every day circumstances, the ups and the downs....
"Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul."
Please PRAY for us, for birth parents & for this baby!
Cheyenne, Alison, and Karis Kroeker