This is a post for Kate's (Lucy's mum) Fun Friday blog posts. This week's topic - prayer requests. I have two.
****REVISION TO POST - Saturday morning**** I was so touched by Hannah's story when I read it in the Times Colonist in the summer that I felt like I had to do something to help. Unfortunately with the incredible expenses involved in the adoption process, I am unable to provide any financial support but knew what I could do is help to spread the word about little Hannah. Perhaps others reading my blog, the visitors from Lucy's blog, and with the links many of us have created within the adoption community, the word and need would go far and wide. Spreading the word about Hannah, as it was spread about Lucy, may help to bring her family a little support. Please visit Hannah's website and blog at http://www.angelsforhannah.com/ I am hoping to hear that a "Hannah" button is made, as Kate did for Lucy so Hannah's story does not become lost!
Back to the prayer request:
First, please pray for little Hannah who has been diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer. Hannah is from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and the family is in BC Children's Hospital in Vancouver. Her family are now facing the challenges of caring for a very sick little girl. There are many pictures of Hannah on her website so I encourage you to go and take a look at this sweet, adorable, little girl. The professional photo taken of her after losing her hair will tug at your heart strings. Please go check out her website.
I hate to ask for this and it feels incredibly selfish, especially given Hannah's and Lucy's lives and what a fellow blogger is going through, but my second prayer request is for some progress or divine intervention in my adoption journey. I want to be a mum so badly it hurts. I can't explain how I feel and want to thank the blogging community for all their support and encouragement. I have made some new friends through the process and can't thank them enough for their comments, emails, support, advice and encouragement. So many people believe in the power of prayer and although raised with faith, in my adult years I have fallen away from the church. I have tried several times to return to church but it hasn't met with much success. I made a first trip to my country in May of this year and returned home with the prospect of a beautiful seven almost eight year old. In fact it is R's 8th birthday on Saturday, Sept. 15th! As she was older than I had originally planned I had returned home to talk to my social worker and to make the necesary changes to my paperwork. At the end of June I found out I had lost R as she was no longer available! You can read about this part of my journey and my first and only love letter to R on my other blog.
Thank you for your on-going support and encouragement. They say it takes a village to raise a child and my future child has far more than a village rooting for her!