Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Unexpectedly Happy News

The matter that was placed before Saint Jude has been embarked upon: we are adopting a special-needs baby boy from China.

I will write more about it over time.  It was quite unexpected, since we'd been planning to adopt locally, and still may.  But this little boy was brought to our attention in a most unusual and unanticipated manner, and it appeared to have God's fingerprints all over it. 

Please pray for us.

26 comments:

Enbrethiliel said...

+JMJ+

Pentimento, when you put up the first St. Jude post, I had a feeling it had something to do with adoption. I've been praying for that intention for you and your family ever since you first told me about it, and I'll be very happy to make my petitions even more specific.

Pentimento said...

Thank, you, E!!! God bless you.

When I have more time, I'll explain how this came about. I think the story will appeal to you in particular . . .

lissla lissar said...

That's wonderful! Praying for you and your family.

Pentimento said...

Thank you, Lissla!

Enbrethiliel said...

+JMJ+

I'll look forward to that! =)

Sally Thomas said...

I thought it had to be about adoption! God bless your family. I can't wait to hear the story.

Pentimento said...

I promise to write more when I have a little time and am less emotional about it -- I can't stop crying today.

BettyDuffy said...

Blessings and prayers!

ex-new yorker said...

Congratulations, and hurray for St. Jude! He helped our (non-adopted) baby boy get here safe, sound, and happily, too. Will ask him to continue to intercede for you all.

Rodak said...

Pentimento! What wonderful news! It always does my heart good to learn of blessings bestowed. Thank you for sharing this good news!

Pentimento said...

Thank you, all. I honestly was not anticipating that we'd go halfway around the world to adopt a child who will need medical care; it never crossed my mind at all. But it really seems like God wants us to, and he is beautiful. I don't mean to be cryptic; I'm just really busy trying to turn around the book I'm editing by deadline and dealing with my other son's behavioral problems right now, for which I could certainly use prayer too. I will explain all this soon! God bles you all.

Melanie B said...

Oh how exciting. I will definitely include your intentions in my prayers.

Otepoti said...

:-)

The Cottage Child said...

Continued blessings to you and your growing family. How exciting!

Emily J. said...

Exciting news! Looking forward to hearing the details when you've time to compose your thoughts - sure to be lyrical as usual. :) Prayers.

GretchenJoanna said...

I am so happy. I, too, thought it might have to do with adoption, and I'd been praying about that since you mentioned it 'way back. Thank God!

Pentimento said...

How is it that all you guys knew what it was about? You're way too clever for me. Thank you for your prayers. Love to all of you!

elena maria vidal said...

St. Jude does it again!! I am very excited to hear your news!!

Anne-Marie said...

Hurray!
One of our godsons is a special-needs boy adopted from China, though not ethnically Chinese. When our friends were going through some unexpected and difficult bumps in his adoption road, I prayed for them at the chapel of Our Lady of China in the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. I will do the same for you!

maria horvath said...

God is good.

You are all in my prayers.

PRICELESS GIFTS

An empty day without events.
And that is why
it grew immense
as space. And suddenly
happiness of being
entered me.

I heard
in my heartbeat
the birth of time
and each instant of life
one after the other
came rushing in
like priceless gifts.

~ Anna Swir (1909-1984), Polish poet

Pentimento said...

Thank you, friends. Maria, that is a wonderful poem. Thanks for sharing it. Anne-Marie, thank you for your special prayers!

cnb said...

God bless you, Pentimento! I have also been praying for you, and I am delighted to hear this news. This child will be a blessing to you, I am sure.

Pentimento said...

Craig, thank you so much.

Clare Krishan said...

Now I understand why the tale of the Russian children resonated so deeply - oh the divine harmonies -- the angels conspire with their heavenly strings and we imagined 'twas our own idea, he he!

FYI
(perhaps you read her blog already, but just in case of not) an expat artsie Pittsburgh Catholic blogs from Beijing here
http://jenambrose.blogspot.com/

God Bless your wonderful husband for being open to such an adventurous fatherhood, enjoy the ride!!

Pentimento said...

Thank you, Clare! :)

I don't know that blog, but I'll check it out.

Melanie B said...

Oh you should check it out. Jen Ambrose is great. I love the peek into expat life in China. And her kids are adorable.