Sunday, May 18, 2008

Please send us your prayers!!

I guess I was getting complacent in life because we just got our pot stirred. We are in desperate need of everyone's prayers! I may even be jumping the gun on this, as Matt is on the phone right now with our social worker, but one of my first thoughts was, I really just need as many prayers and words of encouragement as possible!

My Mother-in-law called about 30 minutes ago. She said they were all at church and Dad's phone went off. Typically, they don't even take their cell phones to church, but it just so happened it was in his pocket and even on. Well, it was our social worker with a lead on a baby. Mom left church to call us, it was that big of a deal. So, here is the scoop:
The mom is going back to jail on a probation violation. She is pregnant with her third child due in 6 weeks, but she has high blood pressure so there is a very good chance the baby will be born early. The Grandmother is already raising her two previous children and will not raise a third. The mom does not want social services to come in and take the baby. The thing that really scares me is the mother was a methamphetamine user while pregnant. (Even though it has only been about 30 minutes, I already feel like a somewhat expert on meth and babies.) We have been on the phone with our social worker and the lady who works out at the prison since. This looks so promising, and I am so scared! As I said, I was getting complacent in life. I was planning a trip to Europe next year. I thought I had all of my ducks in a row.

If I am supposed to be the mother of this child, God will prepare a way. So many of you have said, "Wow Brandy. You are so brave." But I can tell you this much, I am not feeling brave right now. I am scared!! Please pray that whatever is supposed to happen, will happen. And please pray for the mother of this precious little one that she may have an open mind and be able to make the right decisions for her and baby, whatever that is right now. Thank you for your constant support and friendship! I love you all!!

9 comments:

Liz said...

Prayers are definately with you from me! Please please keep us posted!

Lind Family said...

You and Matt are in our prayers. Also, we will pray for this baby, whether it ends up in your home or not. Brandy, you will be a wonderful mother and I know that, when the time is right, you will receive a child. I love you! - Kjerstin

The Adams family said...

Oh girl... no matter what happens God will give you the strength for either. You will be in our prayer and let us know if you need anything!

Emily said...

I'm praying for you guys and for the little baby. I know that Heavenly Father has a plan for you both. Keep us posted! I love you Brandy!

Get Bent said...

My prayers are with you. It infuriates me when irresponsible people have children, and good people have to go through so much to get a child. You & Matt are the BEST thing that could happen to this baby. I almost shed tears when I heard these poor kids situation. But you two would definately be an unbelivable blessing to this baby. Hugs*

Rawlings Family said...

I wish I would have seen this before now but we will keep you, the baby and the mother in our thoughts and prayers.

Melinda said...

I echo the last comment, I wish I had seen it earlier, but we have kept you in our prayers. I think it's brave just to admit to the world that you're scared :-) Maybe planning the trip was some good luck, we were planning a trip to Korea and trying to get pregnant at the same time and decided that we'd have a plan for the next summer whether it be international travel or diapers!

I know it's stupid to say I don't know how you keep going through this, lead after lead, but I suppose it's like anything else someone is dealt, we all have our bags of burdens and they are custom made for us as individuals. I know God has (an) extremely precious spirit(s) to come to your family no matter what the conditions.

Criscell said...

Wow! What awesome news! I will definitely be praying for you, Brandy! Good luck!

Adam & Kym said...

Have you found out any more information yet? I hope the best for you and Matt - I will keep my fingers crossed!!