Say a prayer…or maybe 100

23 Oct

After a lot of discussion and prayer, Steve and I are asking you to join us in prayer for something very important to us.

Although Sammy will never be replaced in our hearts, we know that we still have love to give, and it is our desire to become parents again.

My head tells me that there is a whole list of reasons for why we shouldn’t, and those are the very same reasons why we haven’t. But my heart tells me to take this huge leap of faith and rely on the power of prayer.

I don’t know what the Lord has planned for us, but just as we did before Sammy came into our lives, we will pray, we will hope, and we will trust Him.

Will you pray with us?

12 Responses to “Say a prayer…or maybe 100”

  1. Jessica October 23, 2010 at 1:10 pm #

    We will be thinking of you and sending prayers your way for sure 🙂

  2. Raina October 23, 2010 at 1:21 pm #

    HoPEing and praying with you!!! So excited to see what God has in store. You were AMAZING parents to Sammy and you will be again no matter what the circumstances with the new baby are. I know from past experience the trepidation as you start the journey again and wanting everything to be just perfect this time. But I also know the joy from the unexpected twists in the path that God uncovers just to keep life interesting. You can do this. And I’m excited to walk this journey with you!

  3. Amber Keel October 23, 2010 at 1:26 pm #

    I went through many conflicting emotions when Dennis and I started to long for another child. I went through elation and fear, guilt and longing. When we had the opportunity to adopt Noah we prayed so hard to know that this was the right thing and we were not “searching for a replacement” which obviously is not the case, but a mothers guilt always creeps in. In the end, Noah facilitated so much healing for us and has enriched our lives beyond anything I could even imagine. I tell him about his brother every day and I am so proud to be the mother to both of my sons. There were times as Noah grew that I would feel sadness that Hunter did not get to experience things in the same way as Noah did, but I wouldnt change all of the love and learning I have gained through raising both of them. We are sending lots of love and prayer your way my friend.

  4. Barb Brown October 23, 2010 at 1:53 pm #

    Absolutly! You and Steve are amazing people, wonderful parents, and you were blessed to have Sammy. You have so much love to share, I hope that you will be blessed again with another child to give that love to!

  5. Ally October 23, 2010 at 1:57 pm #

    We are praying for you. I am so excited that you have decided to try again. No one will ever replace your Sammy but you will know the joy and happiness of having another child. you are amazing parents and people. Keep us updated my special friends!!

  6. Beth Wadsworth October 23, 2010 at 2:34 pm #

    You’d better believe it. What wonderful news! I was hoping this was the direction you were taking. Love and prayers to both of you, hopefully soon…all 3 of you.

  7. Brad Gibbs October 23, 2010 at 3:16 pm #

    We will definitely pray with you. We completely understand how you feel. God will let you know what to do.

    Brad & Amy

    • Summer Jesse October 23, 2010 at 6:10 pm #

      If there’s anyone that should be blessed to care for another child it is you and Steve, I can’t say I have ever met two people that loved each other so much and there are no words that can desribe the parents you were to Sammy. I still remember talking to you and ever time we talked you or Steve were holding Sammy. Can’t wait to hear more about your new adventure

  8. Rebecca October 23, 2010 at 8:03 pm #

    We will certainly pray with you! There will never be a replacement for Sammy and the hole in your heart may never be completely fullfilled. However, you and steve were such wonderful parents and will be again. Sending hugs your way as you begin another roller coaster ride! How fun!!!

  9. Sandra Makila October 23, 2010 at 11:16 pm #

    I will keep you in my prayers & HoPE that your wishes come true. You & Steve were such great Mummy & Daddy to Sammy, he was so loved by you both. I believe that you both still have a lot of love to give.
    I HoPE that God will answer your prayers soon.
    Love Sandra. xoxoxo

  10. Angel November 25, 2010 at 10:50 pm #

    Praying bigtime – what a special time of year for such a miracle to happen. Hope your prayers are answered xo

  11. Anonymous November 25, 2010 at 11:12 pm #

    Leslie, this is exciting news! I know you and Steve have to be feeling a million emotions. We all know sweet Sammy can never be replaced and that’s not what your trying to do. I’ve never gotten to “meet” you but I know from meeting Steve in Houston that ya’ll have so much love to give. He just lit up talking about Sammy and his laptop was full of wonderful pictures of you all. You can just see all the love that ya’ll have. Its such a beautiful thing! I will be praying with you and walking this special journey with you my special, wonderful friend!

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