My four year old son, Jaxon, has not been feeling well lately. He has a nasty cough and a low grade fever. He just isn't himself. He is having trouble sleeping, so I have been putting him in my bed to sleep for the past few nights. When my kids are sick I like to keep a close eye on them. I keep them close, so I can be right there if they need me. I am there to give medicine, cuddle, wipe away tears, bring them as many popsicles they want, and give plenty of kisses. That's just what mommas do when their little ones need them.
My youngest child lives in Africa. I have no idea how she is feeling most days. I don't know if she is scared, not feeling well, etc. Our agency is very good at giving immediate updates to the adoptive parents when kids get sick. Our agencies transition home (Hannah's Hope) takes excellent care of the children. I have heard nothing but good things about Hannah's Hope. Unfortunately our daughter is not at HH, yet.
When we first received our referral we were told that she would not be able to move to HH until we passed court. Soon after we were given some hope that she would be able to move before we passed court. Over 3 weeks ago, I was told that she would probably move in the next 2 weeks. I have been praying every day that she would be able to move to HH. I just know that it is a better place for her to be. I am not there to wipe her tears,give her kisses, and let her know that she is loved. All I can do is pray that she will be moved to a place that will give her the best care possible until we can bring her home.
This week I began to grow weary in my prayers. It is hard to pray and pray for the same thing with no results. I know many of you reading are waiting for prayers to be answered and it is tough. Of course, I trust the Lord and His perfect timing. Earlier in the week I felt the Lord telling me to share my burdens with friends who understand, so I asked some of my fellow adoption moms to pray for our daughter.
Friday night, my sweet friend, Leigh, contacted me to let me know that the Lord had laid it on her heart to start a 24 hour prayer chain for Mia to be moved to HH. She started an event on FB and friends (some whom I have never met) will be praying from noon tomorrow (Nov.20) until noon on Tuesday (Nov. 21).
I am honored that so many people will be praying for our girl. I have no doubt that God will hear every prayer. He moves mountains. He truly has already worked so many miracles and moved huge mountains in our daughters life. On August 17th we first saw her picture and began to pray that God would bring her a family. On December 17th, exactly 4 months to the day, we will get to meet, hold, and love on our daughter. The Lord answers prayers!!!
If you would like to be a part of the 24 hours of prayer for Mia, please let me know.