Tuesday, December 23, 2008

We wish you a Merry Christmas...and a Happy New Year!

We received a phone call last night that has altered our Christmas, and certainly our plans for the new year. The birthmom called to tell me that she has decided to go with another adoptive family. So, although this is certainly not how we pictured this story ending, we know that God is still in control. We are mourning the loss of this baby, but we are praying health, love, and happiness for him/her. This Christmas we will be thanking God for the many gifts He has given us...especially the greatest gift of His son, Jesus Christ. In Him all things are possible.

Merry Christmas everyone, and I'll be back in the New Year!

48 comments:

Missy said...

Oh sweet Nikki! My heart aches for you right now, as I know this isn't the outcome that you had envisioned. You are right, God is in control. He has a plan for you and your family and I am sure it is even better than you can ever imagine.

Sending you cyber HUGS!!!
Merry Christmas and hug that sweet girl of yours!

day by day said...

Oh, sweet Nikki!!! I am wishing I could give you a big hug!! I am so sorry about this news and can only imagine how your hearts are feeling right now.

I sooo admire your faith right now in the midst of your sad feelings. I will pray that God's perfect plan leads you to your next child.

Merry Christmas, my friend! Your friendship has been a gift to me this past year.

Love and Christmas Blessings to you!
~Michelle

amyellison said...

First - this picture of you and Lily is beautiful and precious!

I am sorry, friend.

May the hope of knowing that God is gracious and omnipotent give your heart some comfort.

love you.

- amy

Beverly said...

I am so sorry!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you guys too!

3 Peanuts said...

My heart is absolutely breaking for you Nikki. I am awed at the grace and faithfulness with which you are handling this though. I will be on my knees praying that the perfect child is in your home very very soon.

Love,
Kim

Dawn said...

Nikki and Family.

I have no words. Just sending hugs and love to all of you.

Dawn

Jen M said...

My heart is broken for you. Prayers continue.

Two Kayaks said...

I am so sorry, Nikki. If you need to talk, you know where to find me.
I hope that you and your beautiful family enjoys a blessed Christmas and many good things in the new year.
Thinking of you.

3D said...

I am so so sorry to hear this.

Hope you have a wonderful holiday and hold tight to your loved ones.

Keep smilin!

The Princess's Mommy said...

Nikki,

I am so sorry to hear this news. I know you must be heartbroken. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Give that precious girl an extra squeeze for me!

Many blessings,
Monica

Rhea Anne said...

Oh Nikky...I am so sorry,friend. I know God is in control as well but it still has to be so very difficult. Praying for your family and the baby as well. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.

kerri said...

Reading this my heart dropped in the pit of my stomach. I am so sorry, I know this is so devestating.
I am sending you a huge hug.
Merry Christmas, your friendship has been a great and glorious gift.

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

I am sitting here crying ... I am soooo sorry..
But God is in control and he must have bigger and better plans for you and your AMAZING family..
I love ya girly..
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.. this year will bring you TONS of Happiness..
Give Miss Lily hugs from her Aunt Tim....
Love ya..

Gee Gee said...

When one door closes another one opens... Something good will come from all of this you watch. He will see to that!!!!!!!

Oatsvall Team said...

loving you from TN ... Here if you need to talk at any hour !!!!

Steffie B. said...

Oh sweet girl.....I am so sorry, so very, very sorry. I will lift you and your family up in my prayers.....I know that God has wonderful things planned for your family....your faith is strong...you will get through this journey and another door will open...I believe that.....

Merry Christmas...
Love you,
Steffie

Linette said...

Oh Nikki..I'm SO sorry! Big, big hugs my friend. You're so strong in your faith and I admire that so much at a time like this. Praying for you and hurting with you too.

Rachel said...

Nikki,
My heart aches for you right now. You are being so gracious in your understanding and attitude. I don't know that I would do the same. I hope you and your family are able have a wonderful holiday.

We are here in Michigan and can't wait to meet you and Lily.

Rachel

mommy24treasures said...

so sorry for the pain this rollercoaster of adoption has brought you this season. Truly Nikki I wish there was something I coul do to take it away... I pray though,and have hope and confidence that your family will have a happy ending. Just maybe notin the time frame we all want but the baby God has for your family is coming.
Love
C

holly m. said...

I'm sorry sweetie, so sorry that you are going thru this pain.

While this news is a sad time for your family and hard to understand for everyone, it isn't a suprise at all for God. But then, you already know that very thing and it still hurts like crazy.:(

My prayer is that you will be comforted by Jesus and that you will have a wonderful Christmas time with you precious Lily, Jay and your loving family.

Many hugs to you, Nikki!!
Press on!!

Love, Holly

Juliette said...

(((((Hugs)))))
Have a beautiful Christmas with your loved ones dear Nikki.

Denise C said...

I emailed you my sweet friend, so I won't type it here too....I just wanted to wish you and your preciuos family a most wonderful Christmas!! Love you,
Denise

Miss Scarlett said...

I sent you an email from the address in your profile.
PandaMom

Steffie B. said...

Merry Christmas sweet girl...

Beth and Shayna said...

I am so sorry to hear your year will end in a different path than you thought. I hope this day brought you much joy and love. Take care~

LaLa said...

Oh Sweetie...I am so sorry you are having to go through this..what a rollercoaster you've been on. I just know God has something wonderful planned for you and your family and I can't wait to see what it is.

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Can't wait to see new pictures of sweet Lily..
Hope she liked her CD and ornament..
Hugs..
Hope your day at work went well..
Love ya..

The Byrd's Nest said...

Oh Nikki, I am so sorry but I know that your faith in God will keep you strong. He does have the perfect child in mind and I am sending you big Texas hugs and kisses!

Christi and Abbey said...

So sorry you had to go through this. You are right on track knowing that God has a bigger plan and a bigger picture for your family and for all involved. Your attitude is wonderful and I know that your story is going to have a very happy next chapter soon.

kris said...

Oh my gosh Nikki... I should have read your latest post first.

I wish I knew the right words, as I'm sure your heart is broken even though I know you trust in God's plan. I hold you from afar Nikki. Embrace the grief that comes, don't hold back. God will catch every tear.

Love you.

Lily's Pad said...

Nikki,
So sorry to hear this news. We will be praying for your stregthn and healing during this time...

Mary

Good Egg Hunting said...

I am so sorry and am sending lots of warm wishes to you for a brighter 2009 with good things to come!

Jonni said...

Oh honey, I am so sorry. I can imagine how upsetting this was. So sorry and I am thinking of you. I guess this means a change of plans, but maybe this was the change that was meant to occur before the baby you were meant to have comes home. I know that this must be so upsetting. We are thinking of you all and send big hugs your way. You are incredible family and I hate that this happened. You always have such faith even when such difficult things happen. I really look up to you.

Love,
Jonni

Mommy Spice said...

Love and hugs going your way. I know how hard it is when a door is closed that you looked so forward to going through. God knows the plans He has for you and your family....as He does for this little baby. Love you!!

mommy24treasures said...

hi:) Just coming by to say thinking of you. I know 2009 is goinng to bring wonderful blessings your way.

Chris and Deb said...

Oh Nikki....I am so sorry to hear about your domestic adoption! I will certainly be keeping your family in my prayers!

Happy New Year to you and your family!

Kristi said...

Dear friend, your family has remained heavy upon our hearts and in our prayers all through the holidays. We are praying for God's perfect plan to come to fruition in 2009 for your family. We are trusting He has the best of plans....wonderful plans for you. Love and prayers!

Heather said...

Oh Nikki -

No words, simply no words. Sending our love, hugs, support and prayers. God is in control and will bless your lives and hearts and will heal your spirits. I am so sorry.

All our love,
Heather

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Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Happy NEW YEAR girly..
Hope you had a Great evening..
I hope that 2009 brings us to meet ...
And I know you will see your new bundle of joy..
HUGS...
Love ya girly..
You mean the world tome..

Lauren said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

~verna said...

Hi there dear friend. I hope that time is healing your wound. May the Lord greatly bless you in 2009!

Steffie B. said...

Thinking of you sweet girl and I hope you are healing....

Love you,
S*

PIPO said...

I am so sorry.

I am sending my wishes for wonderful things coming your way in 2009.

redmaryjanes said...

Oh my dear friend,
I am so sorry. I truly am. I am sending love and good wishes that 2009 will bring your next child.

Steffie B. said...

Stop by.....I have news.... ;)

Meredith Teagarden said...

Oh Nikki. I am so sorry. My eyes are teary as I am trying to write to you. I have no words of wisdome, but I am sending you a hug and God some prayers for you!

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