Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Trying Not to Cry

We still don't have plane tickets.

It is very doubtful whether we will make it to court next week apart from an act of God.

The obstacles and barriers seem so big right now and our little one seems so very far away.


We at least understand to some degree why we can't just hop on a plane and go back.

Little girl has no idea how hard we are praying and much we are longing to hold her in our arms again.

All she knows is that we were there and we are now gone.

All she feels is the abandonment and loss that is part of being an orphan.

I am trying not to cry.

There are so many parts to this story that we are not free to share on this blog, but it all boils down to us being here and little one being over there.

We are wading through our days waiting and PRAYING and hoping that God will move some mighty big mountains that will allow us to keep our court date next Thursday. Those mountains are mighty big. Way too big for man to move. No matter what - we will trust in Him. But we sure would like them moved.

Please keep praying with us.

And keep praying for the other families who are also waiting and praying and hoping because we are most certainly not alone.


  1. Praying for those mountains to be moved!

  2. In Jesus' name we ask that all the barriers be removed and that Mary will be united with her family as soon as possible. God's will be done. Amen.

  3. Oh, Julia, I am so sorry to read this. Your family and all the others in similar predicaments are in my prayers and on my church's prayer list. I hope you'll get better news asap.

    I found a pretty box for "Dolly Mary's" wardrobe and got it all packed up - was going to email you about sending her, but it sounds best if I hold off for a bit, until things are clearer. Dolly Mary is anxious to travel and meet her new little mama, and sends her love in advance.

    Hugs to you all,
    Susan (and Dolly Mary) in Kentucky

  4. I am praying for you friend and for HIM to move these mountains on your behalf. I love you.

  5. I've been following your blog a while- hope you get to your little girl very very soon. Sending good thoughts and wishes to you from Australia.

  6. I'm praying for you guys! Lord please please move those mountains. . "Come to me all you weary and heavy burdened and I will give you rest" may His rest be your hiding place as you wait. May your heart be comforted by the God of all comforts. 💗


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