Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Limbo

Axum Cathedral Fresco, Madonna and Child

Just in: Marta had her Embassy doctor visit who was in touch with the Gladney pediatrician, {who gave her an all clear}, and has the documentation of Marta's series of meds, finished, {and then some}. But the doc wants, and did, a short saliva test, and will know enough by Friday to say "come on" or "not yet." We are booked to leave Saturday, before dawn....but even so....

We wait.
Two days.

We keep acting like we are going, and try to step through the next two days in faith and hope.
We pray, hard, for God's will, and only that, because I obviously am nonfunctional, left to my own devices.

And I beg, shamelessly, for my daughter, for me, for us, for your prayers if you have any mind to do so.
I thank you for the ones you've sent forth and for the support I've received (I am humbled and unspeakably grateful for that), but still...
I beg, I bleg, because even though much of this is about ME, it's hard on me, it's making me cry....It is ever so much more so, about HER, my daughter.....who was at the doctor, who waits to come home.
I beg for your prayers.

Two days....I'm hoping, not sure why it makes me cry, but still, it does.
And all, ALL I can do, is pray.


Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection,
implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.

Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother;
to thee do I come, before thee I stand,sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions,
but in thy mercy hear and answer me.
Amen

20 comments:

The Albertsons said...

PRAYING AND BEGGING for you, with you...
oh god... help marta come home!
(my stomach hurts for you...)
LOVE
becca

msl said...

Praying!! Praying hard in two days you get the go ahead to bring your beautiful daughter home!!
Hang in there!! It will Happen!!!

Wes said...

Praying for you- I know how much you want her home.

Brandy

The Roberts Family said...

Oh boy!!! ...... just checked in over here for news. Okay .... so praying with you these next two days. And sweet M knows her family is coming ... SOON! ... oh what precious encouragement for her!!!!! :) She's gonna be okay and so ready to see you ... oh the JOY. Love ya, Shelly

Ryane said...

I love the Memorare! It is one of my favorite prayers. I will say one for you and your sweet Marta right now.

Keep us posted,
Ryane

solas4me said...

Continuing to pray fervently for God's will...
Praying for peace in the next two days of waiting for all of you.

The Darlings

Midwest Mommy said...

You will have Marta in your arms soon. It will happen! I am praying for you and trusting our Lord.

~ Cami

Adoption Cubed said...

Oh Gosh! I am so sorry you have two more days of anxious wait. You know you have my prayers. You know Marta has my prayers.
Rebecca

Holli said...

PRAYING!!!

Ellen said...

Praying!

amy-o said...

We are praying!

Christine said...

I've been praying. I'll keep praying.

Christine

Jen said...

Praying, blegging, inundating heaven with our prayers.

Laura and Brad said...

Praying for you all.

Nikki said...

Praying!

Wolfemom said...

Oh my, oh my!! I will pray!!

Larger Family Life said...

Keeping you all in our prayers.

Tania

Eastiopians said...

Prayers are being lifted up for you and for Marta!

Theresa

Carol said...

We're praying for you! Waiting is definitely the worst WORST worst part of the process. We're all sending our love from out here in blogland.

chasingsaints said...

Praying for all of you!!
Zoe