We have been told by some of our close friends and family that they are fearful of us being hurt again. As I mentioned in the background, we went through two very difficult adoption attempts (one from Kazakhstan and one through foster care) that left us wounded emotionally. We were asked "aren't you afraid you would be hurt again?" The answer is YES, we are absolutely afraid we could be hurt again. BUT God is in control, God has told us to do this, and even if we get hurt again, we would rather be hurt doing God's will than to be comfortable not doing His will. So yes, pray for us to not be hurt again, but more importantly, pray as Jesus prayed, "not my will but Thy will".