Saturday, March 28, 2009

The night before...
The many thoughts of woman about to become a mother.

" He settles the barren woman in her home as a happy mother of children.
Praise the Lord."
Psalm 113:9

Part 3

**For those of you just joining my story...this is me "looking back" at my life this time last year and our journey up to the day we welcomed our little girl into her forever family!**

As Christians I think it is important for us to look back and remember the goodness of God at particular stages in our life. It is good for us and good for others to hear and "remember the wonders He has done..." 1 Chronicles 16:12a

This is just a glimpse into the heart and mind of a woman who is about the become a mother after 13 years of barrenness, maybe in some way it will be encouraging to you or will help you minister to someone you know who has walked the same path.

My thoughts the night before we were to go pick up our little girl ~
  • My God is so good...he has heard my cry and given me the desire of my heart
  • I am so anxious...what if the birth mother is there? How do you thank a woman for giving me a child?
  • I am so excited...I really can't believe we are going to parents
  • I am overwhelmed with the huge responsibility of it all...I really can't believe we are going to be parents!
Many will not understand this next thought...maybe some will, I just want to be honest.
  • I am a little's been just Brent & I for 13 years and as much as I longed for a child I knew that our relationship was about to change. This is a little difficult to explain but something inside of me thought I was going to miss the "just us" ~ Oh how wrong I was!
  • I am sorry dear Father for ever doubting your timing...You orchestrated this whole event by your sovereign hand...your ways are perfect!
  • Will I ever be able to go to sleep tonight? (Little did I know I'd be asking that question for a few weeks!)
  • What if I don't know what to do when I get her? I have cared for babies a lot, but this one is mine!
  • Brent is going to be such a good dad.
So we laid our heads down in peace that night...knowing that around 1 pm the next day we were about to embark on the most challenging yet most rewarding journey of our lives. After waiting for so long we were about to become parents!

"And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised."
Hebrews 6:15


  1. I love how your God the glory through all this.

    He truly is good even when things don't go as we would like.

  2. Sorry...having a bit of a slow morning (at home with sick kids)

    I meant to say "I Love how your giving God the glory"

  3. what an ecouragement to my heart, to hear of the wonders of our God in youand your husband's lives. What a blessing children are. God is so good...thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. :-)

  4. I loved reading about your little girl and the days you learned of her and adopted her. What a blessing! My husband and I have adopted 3 children ourselves. The Lord taught me so much during each experience. What a blessing this is to share with others.
    (Liz Chasteen's sister)

  5. God has blessed you real good.