Joy and Sorrow by jamieivey | Jun 21, 2009 | My Story | 25 comments One of the hardest things for me in our adoption process this time is feeling as though you are leaving some behind. 25 Comments Amanda on June 21, 2009 at 11:00 am I totally understand how torn you feel. But at the same time want to wish you a HUGE congrats!! She’s coming home soon! 🙂 I have been following this story (no pun intended lol) for over a year now.. this puts a huge smile on my face 🙂 dreamingBIGdreams on June 21, 2009 at 11:13 am Thanks Amanda! We are beyond excited around here! Kristi on June 21, 2009 at 11:36 am Yahoo this is fabulous news!! Hopefully Amos’ file will follow soon. I know it’s hard to receive good news when you know of so many families and children who should also be together but enjoy your good news. While we were stuck in IBESR I seriously allowed myself to get into a bad place and when we finally received word that we were out I promised myself I would not go there again – and I didn’t. Hang in there, no matter what happens next your precious kids will be home!!! 🙂 Lara on June 21, 2009 at 11:47 am Congratulations! I have felt the same ways during our adoption. I tried to remember when we got to our good news stage that I had wanted so much to celebrate our friends’ good news (even though I felt that why not us stuff), so I kind of forced myself to put our news out there. It really is going to happen … have fun getting ready!! dreamingBIGdreams on June 21, 2009 at 11:57 am Kristi & Lara – thanks so much for the encouragement. I know you both get it. Kelly on June 21, 2009 at 12:21 pm Rejoycing with you & continuing to pray daily for Amos to get out of MOI, too. I remind myself daily that God’s timing is perfect as we wait for our referral from Colombia. nancymattingly on June 21, 2009 at 1:40 pm I continue to rejoice with you, as well as pray fervently for Amos to join Story in the forward progress. so soon, Lord, please! And I have so much respect for you guys, Jamie, and all others in your generation, called to do this hard thing of adoption, waiting, agonizing, only to wait some more. Oh, how the Lord favors those who unselfishly follow Him! May you know His peace through the rest of this process. love you so. n. Sarah on June 21, 2009 at 1:52 pm I am SO happy for you all. I just want to lift you all up and pray even harder that Amos is out ASAP and that things move quickly from here on out for them to come home!! I know how hard it is to be joyful when others are waiting but seriously- you so desearve this joy! 🙂 Yippppeeeeee!!!! (We are right behind you!) Amanda on June 21, 2009 at 2:34 pm Praise the Lord! That’s such good news about Story! Maybe God has a good reason for why she needs to come home first. Praying for Amos! angie on June 21, 2009 at 3:23 pm i am in tears reading this. tears of happiness and tears of sadness. i am so excited that you are one step closer to bring your sweet girl home…but also heartbroken that amos isn’t. what a beautiful day it will be when those precious children are in your arms FOREVER!! dawnz on June 21, 2009 at 3:40 pm Thanking God for the good news you received, and continuing to pray for precious Amos. In even this, God’s timing is perfect. Even when we can’t see it. It’s one of the hardest lessons I’ve had to learn, so my heart goes out to you. ((HUGS)) dawn Stephanie on June 21, 2009 at 3:48 pm So happy for you about Story. So sad for you about Amos. Thank you for sharing your joy and sorrow. Your little girl is coming HOME! Erin on June 21, 2009 at 4:02 pm Focusing on the good news: CONGRATULATIONS to little Story. Amos will be out soon too, I hope. Happy Father’s Day to Aaron. Erin Jen on June 21, 2009 at 8:32 pm Amen! Amen! Amen! That is terrific news! Praying that God will put a Holy rush on Amos’s papers 🙂 Congratulations! Jason Hyatt on June 21, 2009 at 9:04 pm So happy for you guys and yet feeling your sorrow too. Story is going to change you guys….girls are so great! Still praying Amos all the way home. Brandie King on June 21, 2009 at 9:54 pm When I read the words “Holy Rush” posted by Jen I got goose bumps all over me and really feel like “Yes, Holy Rush is right!” I know God’s timing is perfect.. But the Holy Spirit is all over me in those words so I think it will be sooner than later!! I’m excited for you!! I am praying for Amos! Tanya on June 22, 2009 at 6:09 am I was so happy to hear this guys! Great news…. Praying you hear this same great news for Amos VERY soon! Malissa Porter on June 22, 2009 at 8:57 am What a blessing to read your news this Monday morning in Oregon. I can’t even imagine the bittersweetness of it….but Gods timing is perfect and when that perfect time comes for Amos, the doors will fly open. Right now rejoice in how God has opened the door for that precious little girl. Wow…you get to experience a little girl. Let the fun times roll…sincerly! Dresses and dolls and tea party’s and best of all, abundant love! Nothing better. You still have MANY family, friends, blog stalkers (lol), praying for Amos. His time to come home is just around the corner! Blessings, logsatm04 on June 22, 2009 at 9:41 am Praise God! Praise God! Praise God! So excited and yet tearful for Amos. God is good and will bring them home! geralyn laurie on June 22, 2009 at 9:41 am Our boys came out of MOI 3 weeks apart. I will continue to pray that both your kids are home very, very soon. Movement forward is a very good thing!!!!! Kristy on June 23, 2009 at 8:44 am I am so excited for you!! I will be praying that it will be that the rest of Story’s process will go quickly. I will also be praying for sweet Amos..I know this has to be so bittersweet. We just have to remember God’s timing is perfect for whatever reason. God Bless you. Kristen on June 23, 2009 at 4:23 pm Jamie! YAY!!!!!! That is such good news!! Oh my word, you must be elated. I know it is so hard to still have Amos stuck, but maybe by the time you go to pick her up he will be out of MOI and you will at least know a general time frame. I know that will be tough. I’m so encouraged that things are moving in Haiti! Diane on June 24, 2009 at 12:11 pm Story, YAY!!!! And, Amos, gonna wait right with you as you are waiting!! It is Amos who truly has me coming back to your blog and Licia’s blog, time and again, it was your rejoicing in your little man, Amos, that sent me on over to Haiti Rescue Center’s site….the night I went to Licia’s site changed my heart forever, I went to bed thinking of ALL the suffering God must see, and yet, amidst that suffering, is Him….and Licia…and Lori…and Zach….and AMOS, then Story, and all the unknown faces…but, they are not unknown to God!! So, I will wait right here with you for Amos to come home to your family!!! Praying it is soon!!! But, gonna wait on God’s perfect timing for the entire family… osarah on June 25, 2009 at 9:18 am Jamie, We’re so happy to hear that Story is out of MOI. We will keep praying for y’all to be able to bring Amos home soon as well. John & Sarah Acceptance-with-Joy on June 29, 2009 at 9:00 am Congratulations! It didn’t take long to get our kids visas once they were out of MOI… There were times during our adoption process that I just had to quit reading my Yahoo group feeds. I was too emotionally fragile to hear of someone else’s adoption moving forward when ours had stalled. I became sullen when people who had started the process a year after us brought their children home before we did. But, in the end, our kids came home too. It seems that they have always been a part of our family. Trackbacks/Pingbacks Pray for the Fatherless on Father’s Day « Ethereal Thought Train - [...] also praying for friends who are waiting on adoptions, that God would give them perseverance, encouragement, and hope as… Submit a CommentYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.