Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Huge Happenings

There is so much going on here right now, and I really don't know if I should tell you about it. Ah, what the heck. Why not? We all know that I'm about as good at keeping things from y'all as I am at making babies.
OK, so there is another Maybe Baby looking for a home. She is a 4week old little girl. The third child to be removed from one mother. I don't know any details right now. Which is probably better. I am a mix of emotions. Trying my very best not to Hope. But praying like a banshee! The social workers have said that we can come and visit the little girl already. Oh my heart! Only thing is the baby is in Johannesburg (about four hours drive from us here in Dundee). So, Robin and I are thinking of taking a few days off from work and driving up to go and visit.
Oh my.
I can't afford to Hope. Please pray with us about this. As always, we would do anything to have this baby. As in ANY. Thing. My friend, Riana, is going to visit the baby today for me.
Processes in South Africa are so very frustrating and unique. Adoption in this country poses a multitude of huge boulders to clamber over. If at all you are even considered as adoptive parents, the adoption could fall through at any given moment depending on which person happens to be behind the counter at the time the papers are submitted.
Of course, I'm skipping way ahead already. We are nowhere near that stage yet. First things first. Let's pray. OK? Of course if we are given the opportunity we will grab the baby and run. But it's not that simple in this country.
So, we could use ALL the prayers we could possibly get!
Oh my word.
My heart's pounding.
And just as well my hubby set up a nifty studio for me, because I spent most of last night glued to the canvass trying to keep busy and not dwell on this Maybe Baby. Here's my progress so far. Nowhere near finished yet. But I'm having so much fun!

I love the art deco style - especially artists like Tamara de Lempicka. The very thickly made-up women with crisp curls and flamboyant outfits reminiscent of the thirties era. So I'm going to paint a few in that vein. Need to keep busy! And some extra dosh in my pocket wouldn't hurt either! c",) Hey - maybe I could auction them on my blog? Woot woot!


Aurette said...

I love the picture.
Thinking of you during this time..... to be disappointed is harder to deal with..... are you going up this weekend to see that baby? Please keep us posted ok.

Kelly said...

First of all, you are so talented! That picture is beautiful. I am impressed everyday.

Now, I prayed last night that you and Robin would be parents some day. I will continue.

Heath said...

Praying for you 2 and the baby.
Beautiful painting!
Been praying all day for special happenings all over the world and also for me.

Frenchie said...

What?! Did I miss something?!!!! When?How?What??

I am SO praying for you and Robin and this precious baby. My heart breaks at the thought of what must be going on there ("third child removed from one mother"). I so hope that this baby gets the chance to have AWESOME loving parents (YOU and YOUR HUBBY)!


The artwork is amazing. I am in awe.

My name is Jo and this is me rambling on about my life. said...

Hey girl, sometimes the most amazing things happen when we least expect them too. Brad & I are thinking of you and Robin

My Goodness said...

Beautiful 'stay busy' is never that awesome!!

Will say a prayer for you...

Anonymous said...

Char, your painting is stunning! You're so gifted. Keep showing us as your pic progresses please...

You are in our thoughts and prayers. You would make a fantastic mom.

Ms. J said...

Saying some prayers for you, and that baby.

Mycrazylife said...

That is very exciting news! I'll be praying about the wee one and your peace and can't wait to hear updates. are one very talented girl! She is beautiful and I would love to see more!

I did not realize we had that in common. God gave me the gift of art as well, although it has been many years since I picked up my brush. My paints and canvas are waiting patiently for me and I for them.