I am writing this blog under my Life section because it just seems to fit here. I can't say this falls under parenting tips because I pray you never have to through what we are going through.
September 1st, 2015 was a day that we rejoiced. That was the day our daughters adoption was final. For the next 15 1/2 months we were overjoyed with our family. However on December 15, 2016 that all changed. That was the day that the SC Appellate Court came down and vacated our adoption.
We were blown away. I couldn't believe that our daughters life was at risk again. She is at risk of being taken from the only home and family she has ever known.
From that day my life has seemed like a bad dream that I couldn't get out of. Like I am stuck in it.
I am not though. God has shown me through this that even facing the worse I can still stand and smile at Him. I can lean on Him. I can have faith in Him. I can trust in Him.
God loves my daughter more than I can even imagine. So I have to know that He will take care of her. I have to believe and have faith.
I have had days that having that faith and trust was not easy. I have cried so hard my eyes burned and my voice was gone. I have called on friends crying on the phone where I know they probably couldn't even understand me between the gasp of breath I would have to take.
But... God sent me those friends to cry on their shoulder. He was there for me to cry on Him. After my cry I then had to put on my armor and stand up. I had to take a stand for my daughter. Both my husband and I did. We soon found that we were not standing alone. We had our family and friends right there with us.
God has been right here with us the whole time! We will continue to have FAITH! We will continue to PRAISE GOD! We will continue to NOT GIVE UP!
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Be A Voice for Braelynn!