Monday, June 16, 2008

Brokenhearted Good-byes

Worst case scenario isn't hypothetical anymore: the baby's birth parents changed their minds. Their emotions were too strong, their logic not so much. The adoption case worker just left, and Will's gone. We're hurting but not bitter. We knew there would be risks. Now there's an empty spot where a beautiful life used to be. The hole that he left in our lives will grow smaller with time, but now it's raw and aching. However, God has provided and will continue to provide in ways we can only imagine. The only thing I ask is that you join us in taking this heartbreak to the Father of all comfort. Pray for Will's safety; pray for his heart; pray for his family of birth to dig deep and work hard to be able to provide for what he needs in all areas of his sweet little life; pray for us to recover. Just pray.

27 comments:

Terri said...

We are praying, praying, praying. I ache for you all. We love you so much, and we're here for you guys.

Jennifer White said...

My heart just aches for you! I can't imagine the pain and frustration that you must be going through. Keep your chins up and keep praying. God will somehow see you through this. Love you all!
-Jen W.

Michelle said...

Ashley,
I am so sorry. You will be in our prayers. My heart breaks for you and your family. I will pray, pray and pray some more for you and your family.

Nancy Dodson said...

Ashley and Lee,
My heart breaks for you and I wish I was closer to you right now. I am praying for you and will pray that God uses this experience that is breaking your heart to His glory.
I love you!
Nancy

Kate said...

Oh, I love you all so much. I am so sad with you all, and I will be praying all the things you have asked.

Dori's Mommy (Diana) said...

(((HUGS))) & prayers to all of you!

Carla said...

I hate that this is happening to such a wonderful family. We hurt for you. Keeping you in our prayers. Love you!!

bonnie parham said...

Bonnie Parham said
We are so sorry and we will keep you in our prayers. God is faithful.

Anonymous said...

Ashley and Lee, Jaycee and Hannah-
I'm very, very sad for each of you and baby Will. My prayers go up for your comfort. My heart swells at the kindness you have already shown this couple and by doing so, showing them Jesus's love. We're thinking of you and love you - Maureen Proctor

Valerie said...

praying for your family!

Melissa D said...

I am so sorry to hear this... We will be praying for your family.

Martha said...

This is heartbreaking news ... so sorry. I'm sure that you were already completely in love with him.

Anonymous said...

We prayed, we talked,we prayed some more
We searched our souls, to the very core
Do we take the risk, do we take this step,
Do we go from sleeping, to never slept
Add to our load, add to our joy
Add to our four, a baby boy
The risks are high, the rewards are great
Despite the waiting, it's worth the wait
We held him tight, we held him near
The birthparents were wavering, our biggest fear
We loved baby Will, as much as we could
Just not as much, as we hoped we would
We shared our love, our lives were blessed
Those few precious days, were simply the best
Now all we can do, is pray God's will
To bless all concerned, and help us heal.

Chris Deck said...

God bless all of you.

Peace.

Mommy of Boys said...

Oh, Ashley and Lee, I am just so sad for you all. We'll be praying for all the things you've asked for and especially for our friends.

Love you all so much!

mommy of girls said...

praying, sweet friends...praying.

Maggie Jean White said...

I'm so sorry. You are in our prayers

Audrey's Mom said...

Praying for all you asked. God has used you in ways you may never know.

Beth said...

We're crying with you and praying fervently for you, Lee, the girls and Will. Please let me know if you need anything at all, I'll be there any time.
Love you!

Mendy said...

I am so sorry that your family is going thru this trial! Just wanted you to know that we are praying for you, Lee and the girls, and of course, Will. May God wrap His arms around your family in this time of need. Hugs from Florida.
Mendy

Eddie & Gina said...

Lee, Ashley, Jaycie & Hannah,
May the Lord comfort your family in this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

The Bradshaw Family

Joy G said...

Our hearts are heavy with sadness for your family, and our prayers are with you all. We love you.

Gina Kay said...

Lee, Ashley, and girls,

My heart is absolutely aching for your family. God has a wonderful plan for you and your family. Jeremiah 29:11 is a comforting verse of scripture. We love you and are praying for you.

Gina Kay said...

I'm really not Gina... I'm Debbie.

I sit here with tears in my eyes. I'm so sad for your family, I told Gina tonight, that I don't even know you and my heart is breaking for you. I am praying that the King of kings and Lord of Lords will wrap His loving arms around your family and comfort you in the way you need. I agree with Gina, Jeremiah 29:11 is a great scripture for me when times are hard. So is Psalms 37. I will be praying for your family.

God be with you.
Debbie

Lydia's Mom said...

Your family and Will has quite the prayer team going....I am so sorry for you all and am in faithful prayer for everyone involved. may you be comforted today and the days to come.
With much love,
The Owens'

Anonymous said...

My heart brakes for you all.....will being praying for you and also for little Will's birth parents.


love and care,
the Hunt's

Deaton, party of 5 said...

I am so so sorry to hear about your news. I know that baby Will impacted you all deeply. We are in fervent prayer for you, Lee and your sweet girls! Peace, my friend.