She was young when she birthed him – barely a teenager really. And now she’s getting ready to sign papers to release her little boy for adoption.
I can only imagine the emotions welling up in her heart. Sadness, fear, loneliness, shame, uncertainty…
So I am asking you to pray. Please pray for Laurentz’s mom. She is supposed to meet with an official of the court, along with a pastor and the orphanage director tomorrow. Please pray for this young mom, that she would come to the meeting, that God would touch her heart, that He would bring her peace and that she would know, deep down, that her boy will be loved and cared for well.
Brian and I already love him like our own and would give our lives for him in a heartbeat.
Pray that this young woman would know that truth. Pray for God’s comfort and strength.
I feel such a profound sense of gratitude to her… and deep compassion for all that she must be feeling. As much as it is within our power, Laurentz will know her as the courageous and valiant woman that she is…
It’s my hope that her goodbye will not be forever, that one day Laurentz will meet her again – a godly man who will fold her into his embrace, kiss her on the forehead and express deep gratitude for her sacrifice.
Oh Lord, may it be so.