Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Not sure what to say.....

We found out today that the Doctor's will not "risk" the surgery for sweet Lyla.  That poor little girl must be so sick.  With out the surgery she will not survive.  There is more to all of this but the bottom line is we can not bring her home as planned this year.  Her prognosis sounds very grim and I am having a very hard time comprehending it all.

Our hearts are broken and are dream came to an end tonight! 

We will have our dossier submitted for another little girl with Down syndrome - We will do this in Lyla's name!  She will not suffer for NOTHING!!!!! 

If Lyla gets well enough that she can have the surgery, it will be our plan to start this process again and adopt her in the spring.  We would then be so blessed to have 2 daughters with Down syndrome. 

I have tried to write this post for abut a 1/2 hour now and not sure it makes any sense but I hope you all understand.  This is probably one of the hardest things we have ever had to do. 

Please keep Lyla in your prayers, Please pray that she does not suffer another moment!!!!  Please pray that she knows we LOVE her and that she is not alone. 

I want to THANK Andrea from Reece's Rainbow and the Reece's Rainbow team who have all worked very hard trying to make this work.  I want to THANK all of YOU for your prayers!!!! 

GOD has a plan still, right????? 


  1. Oh Summer, my heart is aching for you and for Lyla.

    Definitely will be saying prayers for both her and your entire family.

    This has to be incredibly painful so I hope that you will be able to feel that we're wrapping our arms around you and Lyla in prayers.


  2. Oh, Summer....there just are not words to express the sadness I feel for you and all of your family (which in everyone's heart includes Lyla). Know that there is tons of love pouring down to you from Canada tonight. May you find peace and excitment in your adoption journey again.

  3. Oh Summer, My heart truly goes out to you and your family! We will be praying for you and sweet lil Lyla. I know how much you love this sweet lil girl already!! ((HUGS)))

  4. I am so sorry that you and your family are experiencing such hurt and sense of loss and grief. I cannot imagine. We are in a fallen world where pain and suffering were never God's first plan. Imagine Lyla as a bright star leading you on your path to save another special soul. I wish you could look into a crystal ball and see yourself a year from now with the child God does bless you with, it would not take away your pain but it would at least give you some hope. Love and prayers.

  5. I'm so sorry! Thats really all I know to say. You all are in our prayers! I know God will lead you to another little girl that needs you as well and then hopefully you can start again in the spring for Lyla.

  6. Dear Spitz family - we feel for you and Lyla right now, but you are right - God DOES still have a plan. He can see the other end of these dark tunnels even when we can't. Keep the faith and keep praying. We will be for you too.

  7. We cannot imagine, what you and your family are going thru, what suffering and griefing this means to you all.
    You already SAVED LYLA, she will STAY your daughter, even she was meant to be just the daughter of your LOVING HEART! We still do not know, can not see the whole picture our FATHER is creating here... You made a BIG difference for PRECIOUS LYLA, she is wraped in prayer and LOVE from so many people all over the world, because you reached out to her, followed GODs call. And, how Sarah wrote: Maybe LYLA was indeed meant to guide you to another SWEETHEART, who needs such a wonderful FAMILY of LOVE, FAITH and HOPE very soon.
    Heartfelt Love from all of us. And as always:

  8. This must be so hard on you right now. Lyla knows that God loves her and I am sure His angels are keeping her company and comforting her. I wish you peace.

  9. I'm sorry. There really are no words.

    Psalm 18:30 "As for God, his way is perfect;
    the word of the LORD is flawless.
    He is a shield
    for all who take refuge in him."

    Though we do not understand - we trust in a God who is Good!

  10. So very sorry for your loss & grief. Know that God will carry you through this troubling time and that you and Lyla both, will feel His loving comfort and peace at the end of this journey. Jesus has Lyla in His arms, even now. Heartfelt prayers to you, your family and Lyla......

  11. So very sorry for the pain you are walking through. May you somehow feel a peace today that God has His beautiful hands holding Lyla even while she waits to go home! Whether it be your home or her eternal home!

  12. Summer,
    I am so sorry to hear about Lyla. I know the grief your family is walking through must be unbearable. I have been following your blog since Day 1. Actually, before you guys committed to Lyla, I had found her on Reeece's Rainbow. My heart ached for her. I so wanted to hold that little girl in my arms - I petitioned God to change our circumstances, I wept to Him, I cried for her and I sought God's word. One evening, while reading my bible on the porch after my own kids had gone to bed, I came across something in the bible that went straight to my heart and I knew it pertained to Lyla's situation. God would prove faithful as I found out a few days later Lyla had a family. After reading your post last night, I really felt like I should share with you what God shared with me. Jeremiah 31:16 "This is what the Lord says: "Restrain your voice from weeping, and your eyes from tears, for your work will be rewarded," declares the Lord, "They will return from the land of the enemy. So there is hope for your future," declares the Lord. "Your children will return to their own land." I just know that God has your family and Lyla right in the palm of His loving hand. It's so hard not to know what that plan is. But I just know it's a good one. Much love to Lyla, and to you and your family. You guys are truly in our prayers every single night.

  13. Summer, my heart is breaking for you right now. I am so sorry this is happening. I am praying for you and your family and for sweet Lyla.

  14. Blessings to you, and prayers for Lyla and those who will be caring for her in the months ahead...

    Wishing you comfort and peace, in the knowledge that you are continuing to be the arms of Christ in the world as you continue your adoption journey.

    Susan in Ky
    Cousin to two from Ukraine..

  15. How very sad, but it all has a reason and in God's plan

  16. I don't know what else to say other than I am so sorry and I am praying for peace for you guys and good health for Lyla, I pray that you wil be able to go back for her next year!

  17. I am so sorry for the difficult decision you had to make. But I am very happy for Mariya. I was burdened for her specifically a while back and even posted her on my blog and tried to raise funds for her. It makes me so happy that she has a family coming for her! I hope and pray that you will be able to go back for Lyla in the spring. Hugs!!