The Path Unknown

Madeline has a very complex medical condition. It is never going to go away. In fact, it is quite serious.

Why would we willingly take such a baby? Because we received personal revelation from Heavenly Father that we should.

We are now at the hospital, far away from home, waiting to hear what steps the doctors are planning to take to correct some of her complications. Surgery is most likely going to happen within the next few days. Though not unexpected for us, it has happened sooner than we anticipated.

We thought long and hard, prayed heavily and sincerely, and weighed many options before bringing Maddie into our family. Despite understanding that the path would be unknown we felt very peaceful deciding to adopt her.

Truly, we love her already. She is a part of our family. No matter what happens–how the path may turn– we are grateful that we felt impressed to care for this child. It is comforting to know that we received that answer to bring her into our lives from our loving and all-knowing Father.

He knows the outcome. I will trust in that.

9 thoughts on “The Path Unknown”

  1. wow, congrats you guys!! That is so exciting to have added to your family. Good luck with all the surgeries and all the unknowns.

  2. You and Colin were definitely prepared for parenting a child with medical complications, out of everyone I know at least. With faith and patience, everything will go just fine. We will be thinking and praying for you and little Maddie.

  3. You are absolutely amazing. Thanks for setting such a great example for me of trusting in the Lord. I’ll keep your family in my prayers and we all hope for the best. Good luck over the next little while and let us know if you are in need of anything.

  4. I am reading this in awe of you guys. This road is scary and you willingly chose it because you listened to the Spirit. You are awesome examples.

  5. Jeannie,
    You are all in our prayers. You are such an amazing family! We love you! Give Warren a hug for me, and a kiss to Maddie!

  6. My thoughts and prayers are with you guys. I heard Maddie went into surgery today and I hope everything went well. You guys are such amazing parents and pilars of strength. Thank you for your amazing example.

  7. I hadn’t checked in with you guys in a while and was so shocked to read updates! Congrats and as other comments have state, what great examples of Faith you both are. You can’t go wrong if you follow the Spirit’s promptings. I really hope for the best here, I hope everything finalizes for you so, you can move on. I hope after all is said and done, I can see a picture? 🙂 Miss you and hope all will work out well.

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