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10.27.2010

Sorrow...

It has been several weeks since we've posted our Project Life photos. It's not that we've stopped taking photos, it's just that life has taken some challenging & heartbreaking twists & turns over the last few weeks.

By now we had hoped to announce that we were expecting another baby, but sadly, we lost the baby.


This is the fourth baby that we have had to say goodbye to before having a chance to meet. We love children & we would have been thrilled if God had given us the chance to parent each one of these babies, but we do trust in His Sovereignty over our lives. Each one of our children were His long before they were ours. Even still, we are so sad.

"I will turn their mourning into joy; I will comfort them, and give them gladness for sorrow... and my people shall be satisfied with my goodness, declares the LORD." -Jeremiah 31:13-14


**Please don't read too much into the theology of this song... like most poetry, it could be interpreted in various ways. We do like the musical reminder that one day there will be sorrow no more (Revelation 21:4).**


We hope to post more Project Life photos soon, as well as an important update on our ministry.

After a year of waiting, we are still not close to moving to Australia. We have continued to seek God for guidance & wisdom, & we believe that He is directing us to stop the process of moving to Australia.

In so many ways, these past couple of months have been physically, emotionally, & spiritually challenging. 

Our life has clearly not gone the way we would have planned. Dreams have been shattered. Hopes have been deferred. We often try to make sense of why things have gone the way they have gone. We do believe God has a plan & that He will work all things for good, but our tendency is to want an answer right now. We want to know why things went the way they did. We want to know where we are going. We want to know what we should have done differently. We beg God to make sense of it for us. But will we be content to trust that our loving Father not only knows the answer, but He is the answer? 

Thank you for praying for us.

"I know now, Lord, why you utter no answer... You are yourself the answer" -CS Lewis

9 comments:

Jessica said...

So sorry you guys. Can't imagine all the sorrow and uncertainty for you in multiple ways. Continue to trust! I will be praying...

Les Hon said...

I'm so sorry for another loss...It hurts; it just hurts...

And another loss in the end of your dream for Australia...

I want to know the "whys" too, but instead I will, with you, focus on WHO knows it all, and tells us what we need to know.

Love to all of you!

Julie said...

I am so sorry.

mhutsell said...

Oh Ross and Taya...I am so sorry. We too have three babies in heaven we never got to hold. It hurts. There is just no way around the pain. And the testing of your faith lately has surely found you faithful so take heart. God bless you guys. You know we'd love to see you back in AR! Love to you..Melissa Hutsell

TulipGirl said...

Praying... so hard to have a loss of a life... a loss of a dream...

Dave and Debbie Black said...

Our hearts hurt when you hurt. We are sad to not be meeting that little treasure just yet...someday.
We love you with all our hearts and are praying for every step you take as you wait for the next one that HE tells you to walk. We will always, always be here for you. Love Mom and Dad xxxxoooo

BKMulder said...

WOW...praying for you guys throughout this difficult time...as we all know somewhere amongst all the hurt & pain God has a plan...brighter side we will see them all in Heaven someday...thinking about you guys :)

The McBs said...

We are praying for you all...

the story of my life... said...

Aww..so sorry for you guys..praying for you..

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