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Thursday, October 2, 2008

God Always Answers a Prayer ...

It could be YES, NO, or WAIT ... I have been praying for about 48 hours now for Gracie Lou, her birth mother, and a possible adoptive family ... @ 4:52 today God answered the prayer and Gracie Lou left our home ... The Social Worker called at 2:00 today to say the birth mother had decided to parent this precious angel ... My heart leaped in my throat and right then I knew that I changed again forever in a real way ... I am in love w/ this precious girl that I only met 48 hours ago ... This is a precious gift from God that He gives mothers the amazing capacity to love in a way that can't be describe in words except for maybe instantaneously, to the depth of our soul, for all eternity ...

I will definitely count the 2 days spent w/ Gracie Lou in my top 25 days of my life ... She is a miracle from the Lord and I am thankful that I got to love on her and pray over her sweet body for those two days ... I spent the last 30 minutes holding her precious frame and just praying whatever my mouth and heart would say ... THANK YOU FOR PRAYING W/ ME FOR THIS ANGEL ...

I have a lot of reflecting to do on this experience ...

It is a day that holds other amazing blessings ... THE WHEELER FAMILY IS HOME (Hope to post pictures later from the airport) ... This family has been through so much to bring home their daughter !!! Lindsey has been living in Guatemala since July fostering their child till it was legal and they are finally home... Plus the Bynum family got a call today that they have a baby that will be born in a few days and this child will be a full sibling to their other precious adoptive daughter ... GOD YOU ARE EVERYWHERE ... I pray we feel you watching over all our children till they are home !!!!

23 kind words.:

emily said...

Oh my sweet friend. You love so well and I love you for that. Praying for the birthmom and that sweet baby girl.

Can't wait to see you. Crazy- I was there one year ago. You left the next day to get Mags and the Wheeler's had just met Eliana. I didn't have an inkling about Abe--- God is so good.

A Momma in Waiting... said...

Gwen you are a special kind of woman who can love and care for a child...and then let go. I know how this is bitter-sweet. I pray you sense how blessed you are tonight...Terry

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

God always seems to listen to you..
You are amazing..
Please pray for me and my family and bringing home Isabella soon..
Love ya girly..
Like I always say.
You are amazing..
Hugs..

jennifer said...

What a blessing to be able to speak into that sweet baby's life.

I am so excited for the Wheelers!

Michelle said...

What a 48-hours at the Oatsvall household. I have no doubt you showered Gracie Lou her with love these past two days. I am sure her mother will be forever grateful.

Hugs to you,
Michelle

Jewels of My Heart said...

Thank you for praying for the Father's will to be done.... what an advocate you are for this precious baby girl and her life. I will be praying for her, her birth Mother and the adoptive family as well. I don't know if they knew about her yet but surely their hearts are breaking if they did.... may they have God's peace and know that He has a plan for them and for their child... I pray Gracie's Lou's Mommy feels the Spirit of God with her enabling her to take care of her baby.
God's will be done....

Nikki said...

WOO HOO!!!!
That is incredible news...I'll continue to pray for Gracie and her birthmom...
And, I'm so happy to hear that Lindsey is finally home with her daughter.
God IS good...ALL the time.

Nicole said...

My heart just jumped. I am so glad the birth mother realized she couldn't life without her little "Gracie Lou." She is so lucky to have had someone love her daughter so intensely for the first few days of her life!!!

Kristi J said...

wow...i'm shocked...I'm so glad to have met her and to have held her even for a minute...she was so precious and I hope birth mom and baby are snuggling together tonight...what a hard decision for her!!! See you in the AM...kristi

Shelly and Family said...

Hi Gwen...When I read this post, I couldn't stop myself from crying (for so many reasons). It so touched my heart in way that no one will ever understand. Thank you for sharing this truly amazing experience...(it so left a lasting impression on my heart).

delucchi family said...

You have a lovely family and a lovely blog, I found you from Connies blog.
Will add in my prayers too.
From a rainy cold wet UK
Love Jules

Diane said...

Amen!!!

Ahh, G, I rejoice in God hand picking the Oatsvall family for these Holy two days. He heard many prayers for a little girl the majority of those who spoke her name to Him will never know this side of Heaven.

Thank you for loving the littlest of these....His precious baby!!!

Mommy Spice said...

Oh wow. How wonderful that you got to hold that baby in your arms and speak God's Word into her little ears and heart. What precious moments.

redmaryjanes said...

It is amazing how God ties his people together to do good and to aid in situations where much love and faith is required.

Terri said...

I have just been in amazement reading your post the past few days. You really are a true blessing from God & you have touched so many lives. Your words are always said so beautifully!!! God has blessed you with such talent in so many ways!!!!

Terri

redeemedintohope said...

chills. chills. chills. i love reading your heart. you really lit up my day in so many ways yesterday. i love you my treasured sister. you are one of his angels on this earth.

carlee Brian said...

know this was so easy for you but at the same time so difficult...know that the Lord is at work and that sometimes HE has a plan for OUR plan! love you,

Suzanne said...

I've been praying for you since yesterday's airport adventure. I really know how you are feeling today. Go ahead and wrestle for a bit with this. This angel will be blessed to have someone who loves her forever through their prayers. Love, Suzanne

Mommy said...

WOW! I've been away and come back to find this! Amazing. I hope you are coping with all of this OK. Praying for you and yours (and sweet Gracie Lou).

Rachelle said...

Wow! God is always doing such great work in you!

Tracy said...

How cool that God knew exactly where to place this sweet baby to lay a strong foundation of prayer over her at the beginning of her life......I know every word you spoke over her will grow to produce fruit in her life and her mother's....what a privilege!!! So great to share close birthdays and get together yesterday! ...and so thankful for your powerful witness for the fatherless!....Love you!

The Hebert Family said...

I can't believe she is already gone. She is such a beautiful baby and I'm so glad I got to meet her. I know she is with a wonderful family who loves her very much. I know she got lots of good loving from your family also. She is a blessed baby girl.

Kim said...

What an incredible few days. Only God could orchestrate such a story. How awesome to know that He chose the Oatsvall family to love and pray over Gracie Lou in her first few days of life.
And to think that He has now given you the experince as a mother of birth children, as a mother of adopted children, and now an up close and personal glimpse into the struggles of a birth mother considering the surrender of her child. No dobut this experince will shape your book!
We can only imagine the blessings that will follow Gracie Lou and her birthmother as a result of your servant heart and faithful prayers!
What an example you set for all of us!
Love & Blessings!
Kim