Saturday, June 28, 2008

Wonder of Wonders, Miracle of Miracles

Wow; I'm dumbfounded, in awe, and amazed at this last turn of events in our journey with God. Just as my heart was approaching a more stable place, with the ache of having to say "good-bye" becoming lest painful every day, He's asking me to soften up so I can say "hello" again. Wonder of wonders, Will is coming back into our lives, and his happy homecoming will take place in less than 48 hours. After having him in their lives for almost two weeks, his birth parents decided that it's better for them - and for him - to be a part of our family once again. This time, they say that they are 100% certain, but we all know how things can change, so I solicit your prayers again, for them, for us, for the baby, and for this next section on the roller coaster of life. Here's hoping that this next part of the story transitions to a smoother ride; maybe God will let us switch to the log ride - that's much more my pace. More to follow. Love to you all.

21 comments:

Dori's Mommy (Diana) said...

Prayers & blessings your way.

Anonymous said...

what a ride you are on.....we will continue to pray for you all. what a story you will have to tell this precious little baby. One of love and sacrifice and the power of prayer.

love and blessings,
The Hunt Family

Terri said...

Hip Hip Hooray! We are so excited for you all, and we continue to pray for all. Love you guys.

Jeanne said...

Wow! I'm praying right now!!! I know losing Will was extremely hard on you guys...who knows...maybe this was the only way the birth parents could ever really know for sure they were doing the right thing...God is good!

Kate said...

Oh my. Praise God and oh my. Love you all.

Sarah said...

Well well well....we haven't stopped praying for the Fowlkes family yet! Philip and I continue to pray for all involved. I am so excited for you all!! YAY!

Emma's Mommy said...

Ashley - I am so incredibly happy for the Fowlkes family right now. I will continue to pray for all of you. It is a miracle!!!!

Stephanie Burton said...

We are so excited. We haven't stopped praying and thinking about you all, and you will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. Can't wait to meet him. Love you guys!!!

BJ said...

This piece of news brings tears to my eyes. I didn't expect to be reading this. Congratulations!

Bless you guys for hanging in there! He is so lucky to have a family like you - ready to take him and love him. ... Will be praying for you!

BJ said...

btw, if you are wondering who BJ is (previous comment) I forgot that our computer has me logged in as my son!

Best wishes to you (again)!

Martha C.
www.zoesplace.blogspot.com

Jody said...

I'm so happy to hear your good news.

Valerie said...

Oh Ashley, all I know to say is that God is good and He provides for His people.
Praying for you friend. Love you.

Heather said...

What wonderful news! Praying Will is back in your arms soon!

Melissa said...

Oh my! How exciting! I agree that this must have been Gods way of letting Will's birth parents really make the right decision on who should bring up such a wonderful blessing. I continue to hope and pray that this all works out for Will and for you guys. Can't stop smiling and can't wait to meet him. Love and miss seeing you guys.

Gina Kay said...

For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you! Jeremiah 29:11 & 12
Gods plan is to have Will in your family! His promises are so awesome--sometimes they just don't happen the way we had planned. But in the end--your family can all say that "God is sooooo Good!"
I'm jumping for joy for you all right now!!!!! Literally!

Mendy said...

Wonderful news. I will be praying for your family, as well as the birth family. God is good!
Mendy

Anonymous said...

I hope for Will's sake that this adoption goes through. That being said, I cannot imagine the anquish that his birthparents must feel. If they follow through with this decision, they will have demonstrated a maturity and agape love of Will to do what is in his best interest. The birthparents will need continued prayers as well, and maybe this beautiful child will have a positive impact on their spiritual lives. My hope is that we all help one another get to heaven. We are all just stewards while living on earth, and here's wishing your family the opportunity & privilege of rearing this little boy. In all things, may God's will be done.

Maggie Jean White said...

What wonderful news! it's the best thing i have heard in a week (or maybe a month!)praise God!

Jennifer White said...

Oh, Ashley! I am so happy and excited for you all! I wondered if this would happen. You all (including Will and his birth parents)have been in my prayers. You will continue to be in my prayers....I can't wait to meet Will. Love to you ALL!
-Jen

Mommy of Boys said...

I'm so excited for you all! Email me if you get a chance...karencc7@yahoo.com.

Love you guys!

Beth said...

Yahoo!!!! How fabulous!! We'll keep praying for you all. It will be so exciting for you all to see that little face again. Love you bunches!