Fall On Your Knees

The King of Kings lay thus in lowly manger;
In all our trials born to be our friend.
He knows our need, our weakness is no stranger,
Behold your King! Before Him lowly bend!

Isaiah arrived from Seattle at 8:00 on Christmas Eve and we immediately sat down to dinner.  The table was set with goblets,cloth napkins, and Advent candles.  As we gathered, we realized there was an empty seat – we paused, then somebody said, “Oh, we set a place for Dimples.”  It was a sad moment for all of us.

Russ and I are on our way to see Dimples today.  Please pray for her, for us, and for the team of people involved.  Having a crisis over a holiday adds an additional layer of complication since we are unable to reach some key people.

I hope your Christmas was wonderful.

A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees! Oh, hear the angel voices!

Lisa

 

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Let me introduce myself. Russ and I are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. I'm the creator of One Thankful Mom which has been as much of a gift to me as to my readers. In 2011 I became a TBRI® Pracitioner* and have lived and breathed connected parenting ever since. I'm deeply honored to be the co-author, together with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, of The Connected Parent; it is her final written work. I love speaking at events for adoptive and foster parents. I'm also the co-founder of The Adoption Connection, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms. I mentor and encourage adoptive moms so you can find courage and hope in your journeys of loving your children well.

13 Comments

  1. Paula Miles Spears
    December 26, 2012

    You have been in my thoughts and prayers daily… hugs.

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  2. Laurel
    December 26, 2012

    So sorry for all that you are walking through. So thankful that you have a team of people walking this journey with you.

    Hugs & Prayers,

    Laurel

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  3. Monique
    December 26, 2012

    Praying Lisa <3

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  4. Michelle
    December 26, 2012

    We put this on our card last year. The words meant more than I had ever processed before. You all have been so heavy on my heart. I am praying. Wish with all my heart I could offer something but in many ways, I know prayer is the most coveted gift. There is hope for the weary! Praying!

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  5. dawn k
    December 26, 2012

    Praying for you and Dimples. 🙂

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  6. Katie Szotkiewicz Patel
    December 26, 2012

    thinking of your family, praying….

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  7. Lori
    December 26, 2012

    Ever since I saw your other post, you and your family have been on my mind and in my prayers. I don't even know how to relate to all that you are processing at the moment. I am thankful that our loving heavenly Father and Jesus, our Great High Priest, know exactly what you need.

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  8. Diane
    December 26, 2012

    that brought a tear to my eye. You often do with your honest and thought provoking posts.

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  9. Ann
    December 26, 2012

    Lisa, I have prayed so many times and my heart is aching for your entire family. Know that you are not alone and have the love and support of many. Dimples is loved. You are loved. Your whole family is loved and prayed for.

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  10. Emily
    December 26, 2012

    in all our trials, born to be our friend. he is with us. much love.

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  11. Nancy
    December 26, 2012

    Prayers offered up Lisa. For peace. For wisdom. For guidance.
    Thank you for all your transparency even in the hard times.
    nancy

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  12. kristine
    December 26, 2012

    What a challenging time for all of you. Praying that you have the support that you need and that Dimples has the support she needs.

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  13. Tricia
    December 27, 2012

    prayers for all

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