Friday, April 10, 2009

changes

Earlier this week, I packed up all of the toys and clothes of the three little children and sent them off to their future. It happened very abruptly, with little time to prepare them or ourselves. I pray those sweet little broken children will live safe lives, free to be all that God meant for them to be. Will you send up a prayer for them too?

As we shift our lives from this loss to what the future holds, we're preparing our home and hearts for our little bird's homecoming. "Soon" I whisper to my heart. Soon.

52 comments:

leesiebella said...

Hi Amy~

Sending hugs and love your way today!

xo
Analise

Bee Serendipitous said...

Hi Amy...I will definitely keep all of you in my prayers..know that there will be a lot of people praying and sending their love to you..and most of all know that God is there for you and Rich in your time of need...Grace & Peace 2 "U" XO Marlene

Laurie said...

My goodness, you have had a tough time of it lately. Thank you for devoting so much of your heart to making the world a better place. None of your efforts are in vain.
Love, Laurie

Roseanne said...

No matter what the future holds for the three of them the time and energy and love you invested will always be a bright spot in their lives. Keep hanging on...Praying for your heart to heal.

Claudia said...

Thinking of you and holding you and the three children in my thoughts and prayers. You have been through so much lately, and I hope you find healing and peace.

Joy said...

hugs and love, Amy dearest...

Andrea Villarreal said...

I am so sorry to hear that those three little ones won't be joining your family. You surely would have been a blessing to them in their life of chaos. You must be just broken hearted. To put so much of yourself out there and then to have your heart just wrenched apart. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers as well as those three little ones. Peace be with you.

Deb said...

Amy, dear girl, the limits of your loving heart know no bounds. I am certain that once again, the seeds of love and creativity that you have planted in Pinky & the Boy's hearts and minds will help them to grow in many kind, loving, creative ways throughout their lives.

And I hope the days pass quickly so you can hold sweet baby in your arms once again.... Blessings to you and Rich and your happy house. Hugs,

Deb

Mary said...

good thoughts and prayers for EVERYONE, especially on this Easter weekend. are you getting to go see your family? if not, you should hurry up to maryland for a champagne brunch and egghunt tomorrow at noonish :) they'll even be 4 toddlers at the egghunt instead of just a bunch of crazy adults! plenty of ham, cheesy potatos, apple cinnamon french toast bake, and ugly but tasty fresh strawberry pie (and lots lots more too) to go around! let me know if your need directions *smile*

have you figured out when baby is coming? that will be such a blessing for you guys. i look forward to posts of your adventures!

Judy said...

Oh, Amy.

I cannot imagine the pain.

Remember that "underneath are the everlasting arms".

Fall safely into them, and rest.

kim hesson said...

oh amy you are in my prayers and thoughts! even the short amount of time they were with you will make a lasting impression on them! Enjoy your holiday weekend!

Anonymous said...

Many prayers being offered for you and those dear little ones.

lynnkrestel said...

prayers for you and the sweet babies!!

easter blessings to you
-lynn

Jane said...

Amy, Oh my, you are such loving people! Will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers as you - and the little children - transition once again.
Easter Blessings
Jane

Lisa Brown - Vintage Sweet Peas said...

Love and HUGS to you AMY!!! Praying, Praying, Praying....That God will hold you up high and show you what all this is about....

What I do know, is that God is smiling down on you and your husband, for you have made him proud!

Diane said...

Sending prayers for you and Rich and your 3 little birds.

Heidi said...

I'm just catching up on your blog, so I just learned that they were coming and now that they're leaving in the past few days.

Many Easter prayers for "new life" for them and you.

Saucy said...

Baby will be with you again soon. Take some time to relax and prepare your heart and mind by enjoying Easter with your lovely family.

Tina said...

hi

I think God has a special plan for you - he must because you and rich have the biggest hearts and with so much turmoil lately... I know your future is sure to be bright. Keep smiling that infectious smile and have a relaxful and peaceful weekend and Easter.

tina

patientmom said...

You don't know me, yet through the wonder of your blog, you have touched my heart...You are the kind of a friend any friend would love to have.

May God richly bless you for your tender loving care to mother broken children on thier path to wholeness.

My heart joins with yours in the whisper of "soon"...His ear is not silent to your cry and His arm is not shortened to reach your need.

May your heart find peace and your soul find complete rest in Him...You are His precious treasure :)

calicodaisy said...

Oh, my goodness. I immediately felt comfort to send your way, but the ladies above have already said the words. I hope you'll find rest in those thoughts and truths this weekend.

becky said...

Many xoxoxoxo Amy!

Lisa said...

Hugs to you Amy ~

Wendi said...

Oh Amy, my heart is breaking for you. The other ladies have said it so well - God is holding you in his loving arms. He has blessed you with a heart bursting for others and an amazing gift to love children and touch their lives. You are special. Your family and the children are in my thoughts and prayers.

Heather said...

I am so sorry to hear this. I hope that you will find peace as you look forward to your first little one's return. Take care of yourself.
Hugs

Kathy said...

Be well Amy, and may God bless.

Warm hugs and wishes for sunnier days for you both.

Kathy in Chicago

Gina said...

You are such a generous and loving soul, and I'm sorry that you've had such a difficult time. When I'm going through rough patches, I am always comforted by something Anne Lamott wrote. It's not verbatim, but this is the essence: When the world seems broken, it means that something beautiful is about to be born. Sending you prayers and healing thoughts.

Dawn said...

Wish I could give you a hug! Don't know how you do this. You are someone very special.

Bev said...

My goodness, Amy, you are going through a rough patch! I know God is holding you gently in his hands as you travel through all these changes. I have a quote on my wall that says "change, of an sort, requires courage"...sending prayers and wishes for much courage.

Waterfall said...

My poor Amy! You must be heartbroken. I'm sad for the three little ones--I know you were a bright spot in their lives for a while. They will be in my prayers, and so will you and Rich.

Sonya said...

Holding you up with more prayers Amy...Hugs, Sonya

Whosyergurl said...

Dearest Amy,
You have certainly been through a lot lately! One thing you can comfort yourself with is how very much you've given to these four little birds that have passed through your home. One thing you know is that you have given as much as you can give. From fixing up rooms and house and meals and giving, giving, giving. Your poor heart must be exhausted! You and Rich just love one another and hold each other up.
Sending love from Indiana.
I am,
Whosyergurl (Cheryl)

Anonymous said...

Hugs. xoxo the fan

Debby Schuh said...

So sorry to hear this! May the love you've given come back to you a hundredfold. I love the verse in Matthew 18:10...it seems that the little ones have their own angels that watch over them for God. Praying for you and for them!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh Amy!
My thoughts and hopes and prayers and dreams are for you both and those sweet, precious children.
If you get a moment please stop by my blog. Perhaps it will enocourage you on this most difficult of paths that you are currently on.
Be blessed.

La Donna Welter said...

Happy Easter! XXX

Shannon (Faith and Chocolate) said...

OH Amy.... change is never easy, is it? You've had many changes, haven't you? But there's always the grip of Hope and Faith we must have. Hang in there, dear... my prayers go out to you. ;)
Smiles and Hugs,
Shannon

Dori said...

Oh my....I'm sending up prayers for the little ones, and for you and Rich. Wishing you a sweet and Happy Easter with your family. {{hugs}}

Kate said...

I just wanted you to know that you and your husband are in my prayers. Sometimes we have to go through things that are hard but they are not meant to break us they are meant to make us stronger.

Marie said...

You and your husband are so sweet. I will be keeping you and the children in prayer. God's blessing to you. Marie in Seattle

Susan said...

Amy-
So sorry for all the heartache lately. I think you and Rich deserve a big fat date weekend! I hope you'll just pamper yourself for a few days and take time to regroup. Thinking of you!

Tara said...

Hi Amy, I don't think I have left you a comment, but I have followed your blog for some time, and i just wanted to thank you, thank you for being the person you are to accept those broken little children in your life and home. You are amazing, to take so much time to help those babies, children just need love, a lot of it and you give that! I will be holding you and those babies in my thoughts...keep doing what you are doing, we need people like you in this world...we need you A LOT!

Debe said...

Amy you (and your sweet hubby) are truly an angel on this earth. You are such a blessing to these children and to us for all that you do. I can think of no one more deserving of good prayers!

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Anonymous said...

This news breaks my heart for you! I hope you are holding up OK! Why must you go thru this over and over?
Lord bless those children, protect them, provide them a healthy home, heal their hearts and heal their foster parents hearts, too.

Jen said...

Oh, your poor bruised heart! You gave them such beauty, Amy, they can't not be affected by it. Pinky will dream of that bedroom you made her for the rest of her life, I know it.

You are a very precious Mother.

Denice said...

Sigh. Prayers for all of you...

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

The angel that you were never will leave them, it will only lift them higher by knowing your wings. Blessings from Amy Sperry Faldet.

Annette D said...

Just to let you know I am thinking of you!

Sue said...

Nothing is ever certain in this world, it is forever-changing, and there is always hope for the children who need extra care and love....you are the chosen angels to give them a glimpse of such love.If only for a short time, you have touched their hearts, and you will be a special memory in their thoughts always.
As happy as we all are to hear 'baby'maybe coming home to you both, I cant help but feel sad that his chance with his dad was not meant to be....Im so happy for you, this gift you are giving, is truly precious, I wish it could be bottled.
Sue

---the Editor said...

'Brave your storms
with firm endeavor
let vain repinings go

hopeful hearts will find forever
roses beneath the snow'

--American poet George Cooper

Darlene said...

Sending both you and the little ones prayers and happy wishes!