Thursday, January 13, 2011

Prayer for Penny

I am sooo super-ooper excited to see that our agency is now matching families that submitted their paperwork in February of 2010.  We submitted in May, so that means we're basically 3 MONTHS AWAY!  And, the optimist in me says, "It could be sooner than that if things move more quickly than a month of referrals at a time..."

I walked into Penelope's room today - it has been difficult for me to spend time in her room over the last few months.  I was very discouraged by length of time we had been waiting and being there made me physically grieve not knowing when we would see her precious face.  But today I went into her room because I have had a prompting from the Holy Spirit in the last few days to pray for her.  Of course, I pray for her when I wake up, when I go about my day, when I rest... but this was something unique.

The night of January 6th I woke up in the night, having had a dream about Penny.  I was holding her and rocking her in a nursery rocking chair.  That's all I remember from the dream.  But when I woke up, I "heard" the Lord say, "She is alive."  Up until that moment, I had half-pictures her not yet born... possibly still being carried in the womb.  To think that our baby girl has fingerprints and eyelashes is more than I had allowed myself to dream about before.

And then the next morning, January 7th my dear friend Kristi sent me an email to tell me that she had prayed for Penny the night before.  She had been awake in the night and began praying through the alphabet - a person's name for every letter - and when she got to "P" she had prayed for our Penny!  What an honor and a privilege to have friends that will walk with us on this journey.  Here is what Kristi shared with me about her prayer time for Penny (I don't think she would mind me copying this portion of her email):

As I was praying last night, I prayed for Penny.  Usually when I pray about your adoption journey it’s more for you all as a whole – for patience, strength, peace, etc… but last night as I was really specifically praying just for Penny – that from this moment until she’s safely home, that God would hold her so tightly in His hands and that in special, supernatural ways  she would feel His touch – that she would know how much she’s loved and that she’s not forgotten – it gave me goose-bumps and such a sense of connection to her.  I can’t wait to meet her!  What a sweet blessing to know that our prayers and God’s love reach all the way across the world!

I couldn't have said it any better - thank you Lord for friends who pray!


  1. Oh Heidi...reading this gave me goose bumps! I'm praying for you and your precious Penny right now! Praying that these next few months FLY and the soon you will be holding your sweet girl!!

  2. Hi Heidi!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Congratulations on being closer. It gave me chills to read about how the Lord spoke to you about your daughter being born. I was just thinking about that this morning.