Goodbye Sweet Viktoria
Tuesday, July 24, 2007





We received a call yesterday afternoon and learned that last week a Russian family chose Viktoria to become their child. Needless to say, we are devastated and we ask for your prayers as we seek God's will in knowing what our next step will be.


60 Comments:
Blogger Debbie said...
I’m praying for the strength that I know you’ll need to get through this. I’m praying for the next step to be clearly laid out for you and your hubby.
I pray for peace & comfort for the 3 of you. And I pray for V to some how in some way come to know Christ so that one day you will see her again.
I know there are others out there who unfortunately have been through the same. I pray you find some comfort in their words of experience.
And know that I am a listening ear with a virtual box of tissues ready at any time.

Blogger C.C. said...
My heart is broken into so many pieces for yall right now! I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm praying and crying right along with you. If there is anything else I can do, don't hesitate to ask!

Blogger A Special Family said...
Suz,
I am so very very sad for you. I don't know you, but I know from reading your blog how much you love V and how much you were preparing for her to be your daughter. I can't imagine how hard this is. I will pray for peace for your family and that V has a good, loving life in Russia.
I am so so sorry.

Blogger Laura said...
Susie. i have tears in my eyes, I gasped when I read your post. I have no words. I am praying for you. Praying praying praying.

Laura

Blogger Carrie said...
Suz,

my heart is breaking for you right now. You have had V in your heart for so long now. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Blogger Pat & Alli said...
My heart aches for you. Please know that you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. My peace be with you.

Blogger Tricia said...
Just read the news and I'm so sad. I'll be thinking of you and your family...

Blogger Rachael said...
How devastating. I'm so, so very sorry. I will pray for some sort of peace and closure and direction for you on this.

Blogger Elle said...
Oh honey, I know how hard this is all too well. Both Derek and I were heartbroken by the news. I pray you have the strength to face this difficult time.

Blogger Brandie said...
I am so sorry, your heart is obviously hurting. You have waited so long for her and now to come this far, my heart hurts for you.
I pray you'll find the answers and comfort you need.

Blogger Lauri said...
I am so sorry for your loss... I am praying that you find peace and a comfort.


I am so very sorry

Hugs

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Blogger Jane said...
I am so, so sorry. There just are not enough words to express my sympathy for you. Please know you are in my thoughts and in my prayers.

Blogger Katie said...
I have been following your story for months. I am so, so sorry to hear your news. I can only imagine how you are hurting. I will pray for you and your family as you go through this difficult time.

Blogger Jeff & Maria said...
I am morning your lost. Lots of prays for your family and Viktoria.
Maria

Blogger Tami said...
No matter what I type, I can't seem to come up with the words to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. It's heartbreaking. I'll be praying for both of you...praying for peace, comfort and wisdom. ((hugs))

Blogger JennStar said...
Oh Suz!! My heart is broken for you right now! I am sorry that this has happened to you and your family. I am praying for you, that our Father would give you peace and light the next step in our path and nudge you along when it's time to take that step. Please lean on us! That's what we are hear for!

Blogger Troy and Rachel said...
Suz, I am so sorry to hear this news. You're family will be in our prayers.

Blogger Maggie said...
Please know that I'm here for you and thinking about you. I'm so sorry this happened.

Blogger U.N. Mama said...
Continuing to pray for ya'll and for Vika. We love ya'll!

Blogger Chris Goeppner said...
I'm so sorry Suz. We are praying for you and your family. Please let me know if you'd like to talk.
Love,
Peny

Blogger Becky and Keith said...
Suz and family - I am so sorry for what your family is going through. I know there aren't enough words or the right words to be said right now, but just know how much everyone has appreciated your posts, support and comments and now it's our turn to be here for you! Should you need anything, please don't hesitate to ask.
Becky

Blogger Colleen said...
I'm so sorry. This news is so sad.
I'm praying for you and your family.
Colleen - pw

Blogger CA Momma said...
Oh No! I am so so sorry to hear this! Know that I am thinking of you and little V.

Blogger Jane-Jane said...
heard about your loss and wanted to let you know that my heart is breaking for you. Know that I am praying for your heart, that God will one day restore your joy.

Blogger Esther said...
Oh dear sweet Suz. I"m just ill reading this. Now I"m crying. I'm going to email you......

Even though I"ve been thru this, I must sign off until I can think of something coherant to say.
Hugs, Esther

Blogger Esther said...
Geez, I just realized I was so shocked in my first post I didn't even say how sorry I am that you have lost your precious daughter. Your sweet lovely Viktoria.

God bless you. God bless your precious family. I'm so so so gravely sorry for all you are going thru. Please know that I am here for you.

Hugs, Esther

Blogger Allison said...
I am so, so sorry. Sending lots of love and prayers to your family and to little V.

Blogger Jenni said...
I'm so, so sorry Suz. What heartbreaking news.

I will be keeping you, your family, and Vika in my thoughts.

Blogger Hawk said...
oh I've followed your story to bring home little V for a while..

God speed in the future decisions and the healing for your family.

~Hawk

Blogger Michael and Carrie said...
I am so sorry. I'm stunned to hear this happened to you all! I cannot imagine your emotions right now. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers. I pray that God will give you strength and wisdom as you seek His direction at this extremely difficult time.

Blogger Chris said...
We are so sad to hear this news. Are prayers are with you.

Chris and Danica

Blogger Dede said...
I'm so sorry to hear this. I will pray for you.

Blogger yorkiemom said...
We're so so sorry. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Blogger Melissa said...
Wow, Suz. I am so sorry...please know that we will be praying for you.

Blogger Starfish said...
Oh Suz how heartbreaking. I'll never understand why the Russian process allows this kind of thing to happen. I wish you peace in knowing she will be loved and the strength for you and your family to move forward. Hugs to you.

Blogger M- said...
Oh, Suz...what an awful day that must have been. I hope peace finds you soon, and your path through adoption becomes clear.

Blogger Lauren&Marco said...
Suz-

No words seem enough.
Our sympathies to you and your family.

Blogger Lisa said...
My thoughts keep coming back to you... I know so well the grief of these events. I hope you are doing okay and I will keep praying for you and your family. The right words to bring any comfort are hard to know, but please do know that so many people are sharing your sadness and caring for your family and lifting you up in prayer right now.

Blogger Stacy said...
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Having been through something similar, I know words will never comfort you from this loss entirely. Just know there are people out here who understand what you're going through. I'm sending some positive thoughts your way.

Blogger Steveg said...
I am so sorry Susie. I'm so sad and just so sorry for you.

Blogger kate said...
Joining my prayers for your family and for V. I'm so sorry, suz.

Blogger Nancy said...
Our heart s are broken for you. Know that you are being surrounded by prayers.

Blogger Laura said...
I'm so sorry. I can't even imagine how you must feel. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
hugs,
Laura

Blogger Carey and Norman said...
Today is the first day that I've had the opportunity to read some of your blog. We are so sorry for the loss of V and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. We cannot imagine what emotions you must be having and pray that God continue to give you strength and encouragement.

God Bless!

Blogger sandy said...
Suz,
I am heartbroken for you! I am so very very sorry. What a terrible loss you have experienced after so muching waiting. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Sandy

Blogger Adrienne and Jim said...
Oh sweet Suz,

I am so sorry to hear about Viktoria. I can only begin to imagine the pain and sadness you must feel. I lost three babies during pregnancies and felt so heartbroken so I feel so heartbroken for you knowing you met sweet Viktoria and have waited so long to return to her. I know there are no words that will make you feel better right now. I am so sorry you are going through this. May God give you the peace and comfort you need as you remember your time with Viktoria and prepare for what is to come.

Blogger julie said...
This is horrible news. I am so sorry.

I will pray for you and little V. Hold close to God for he can truly comfort you.

Blessings,
Julie

Blogger Christen & Frank said...
I am so sorry. I have never been to your blog before, but I don't have to know your story to feel heart broken for you. Anyone at any place in the adoption process feels your pain. I am sorry and will say a prayer for Viktoria and your family.

Blogger lisa dawn said...
This is Lisa dawn Glidewell. I just want you to know that I am praying for you. *Hugs*

Blogger Beverly said...
So sorry to hear of your loss. May God heal your heart.

Beverly

Blogger Rob and Michelle said...
I am so sad for your loss. You have been so patient and hopeful during the long wait and this must be so hard for you.
Thoughts and prayers,
Michelle

Blogger jen said...
I am so sorry! I can't imagine what you are feeling right now. All of your love and patience will lead you down a new path. Hang in there! I am so sorry!
Jen

My heart cried when I heard about your news. You will be in my thoughts!

--Lisa

Blogger mommyto5 said...
I am so...sorry my heart aches for you,having gone thru a similar situation I so feel your pain. Do have faith that God is good and when one door is closed he opens another. God Bless your family during this most difficult time in your lives.

Blogger G- said...
Suz, I am so very sorry for your loss of Viktoria. Please know you and your family are in my prayers. God bless.

Prayers,
Gina, Mommy to Lucas

I just found your blog today and having gone through something like this myself I know there are really no words to get you through this. Know that I will be praying for you and your family.

Your "stranger-friend",
Kim
www.theprudhommesgotokaz.blogstpot.com

Blogger Kris said...
Suz, I'm SO SORRY! I'm praying for you guys! Give yourself time to process and grieve, but V will always be in your heart. I can promise one thing: God will be faithful to you through this difficult time, He has been to us in our sorrow.

Blogger David said...
Oh Suz! We've been in Florida for a week and away from the computer...we are praying for you all. Hang in there...and may God comfort you during this time.

Blogger :: Suzanne :: said...
I'm so sorry. I just now heard. What a heavy loss for you.

My prayers,


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