As is true of everyday of my life, I stayed extraordinarily busy until 10pm last night so there was no time for a pity party. I just pushed through. By the end of the day I was laughing with friends as we had a chocolate and wine girls night out. (Even though I am one of a handful of people who do not like chocolate - strange I know - however I enjoyed the cheese that was also served and gave away my chocolates to the other ladies.)
But here is what I would like to ask of each of you today. Please pray.
I expect that Brit's parents will get the letter today. It took me a long time to get it in the mail because several of my adoptive mom friends helped me edit, rewrite, and soften some of the message. We dissected every sentence, trying to make sure that the overall message of a desire for a more genuine relationship between our families was not lost because of word choice or presentation.
But now it is completely out of my hands and will be delivered to them. Please pray specifically for a couple of things...
- That they will receive the words written in the spirit that they were intended
- That their hearts will be softened toward us and that they would be willing to have dialog about our relationship.
I have sent an email to them with the same request before, to no response. It is obvious that talking about expanding our relationship is not within their comfort zone.
So please pray that they will feel our spirit of love and desire for just expanded relationship between all of us, and that they will not be intimidated or so uncomfortable that they cannot respond.
Thank you dear friends.