Monday, May 19, 2008

Adrienne Christine

Today we got the call we've been waiting on. The birth mother chose us!! Barring anything unexpected, Adrienne Christine will come home soon! Please continue praying for the details. The birth mom will sign away her rights on Wednesday, so please be lifting her up right now!! But for now, I want to say with all my heart, "Thank you, Jesus!!"

90 comments:

Anonymous said...

OH ANGIE!!! That is so exciting!!!! I have just checked the blog after a long time of not checking and to see this is such an answer to prayers! I cannot wait to hear all about it! Thanks for sharing this journey with us!!!!!!!!!!!!

Much love!

Annie- Nashville

Adam & Amy Wilson said...

I love it! I'm dying over here- I wish so badly I could be there to either watch Marianna for you or help get things ready...so sincerely thrilled for you all! Praise God from whom all blessings flow.

Jessica said...

How cool! I have been following your blog for a while now (lurking so to speak). I love the names Marianna and Adrienne. Sounds like they were born to be sisters! Congratulations!

Brandi's Mom said...

Angie - I am so happy for your family. And I love the name!

Jessica B. said...

WOW! Congratulations, I am so excited for you!!!

Anonymous said...

Congadulations!!!! God is so good!! Can't wait to hear all the details and see pics...praying for ya'll!!!!!

Devin said...

Praising Jesus with you Angie! I have been praying for this for a long time, as I know you have as well. What a glorious day!

Devin in Illinois

Kim said...

Angie~
I've been following your story for sometime now, and for some reason, I just didn't feel right in posting a comment. I guess it's because your pain and grief have been so raw....and I'm a complete stranger...and I never wanted you to feel as though a stranger was intruding.

But today, I couldn't help but post. I've been praying for you, your husband, your precious daughter...and this unborn child. And then to stop by today, and read she'll be yours!!! PRAISE GOD!!!

I'm jumpin' up and down for you....I'll continue to pray...as I was (not so patiently) for more details.

Blessings to you, and your sweet...sweet....family.

Kim~

Amanda said...

Incredible and Awesome. Congrats!!! :)

The Sanchez Family said...

Awesome! I can't wait for more news!!

Household6 said...

I'm guessing in honor of your grandfather....beautiful!

I cannot imagine the emotional roller coaster you must be on! Congrats!!

Heather

www.spencerhouse.blogspot.com

Elizabeth said...

Wow! Just yesterday I found myself praying for this baby girl, for her birth mother, and for her "new family." How exciting to learn that YOU are her "new family"! Congratulations!!!

Emily said...

Ohhhh Hallelujah!!!!!!!!! :)

Jessica said...

Ok.. Macy just sent me an email telling me to check out your blog! Angie, I am crying tears of joy for this new precious angel! Praise Jesus for a quick answer to prayer for y'all! And what a beautiful name! Keep us posted - I know y'all are thrilled!

The McCunes said...

Praise the Lord!! We are so excited for you guys. Know we are praying often for you!
Love you guys,
Jamye and Steve

Melody said...

Oh Angie, I am soooo happy for yall. You are such wonderful parent's and I know that she was chosen for you by God :) I am so glad that Miss Marianna is going to be a big sister again. Will continue to pray for yall.

Love ya,
Mel

Holly said...

Been reading your blog for sometime. Just had to give you a congratulations! How wonderful and exciting! What a blessing! Best of luck to such an extraordinary family!

Mod Girl said...

Rejoicing with you! Such wonderful news -- Praise God! God bless your sweet little Adrienne.

Cori said...

I have been lifting your family and the birthmother up in prayer since I read your 1st post about it being a possibility! I am so excited for you. God is good!

Lindse94 said...

Beautiful! I am so touched and overjoyed for your family.

Lindse94 said...

Beautiful! I am so touched and overjoyed for your family.

Jaclyn said...

Wow! This is amazing news! I can't wait to hear all the details! Praise God!

Anonymous said...

Angie - How exciting. I'm so VERY HAPPY for all of you. Her name is beautiful! I can't wait to see her and I'm sure Marianna is thrilled, what a big help she will be. Livona

Anonymous said...

Angie,our prayers have been answered. Please keep us us dated on both of the Girls, their such a blessing from God. Thanks for sharing your lives with the rest of the blogs as a encouragement! !

Kim (marygracesummons.blogspot.com) said...

Angie Angie Angie,
I have been checking on you twice a day for some news. I feel like climbing up on my roof and shouting for you! But it's 99 degress so I will pass.
I am praying til she is in your loving arms!!
Praise Him!
Kim

Anonymous said...

Angie first thank You Jesus!The name is perfect.Our prayers have been answered This is so exciting Your whole family must be Praising God for the precious gift from Heaven. Poppy Joy has got to be thrilled that hole in your heart has been filled and she is rejoicing at the news too, will keep praying for you and the Birthmother too!

Rebecca said...

Angie, I was thinking about this situation today. I'm so glad to hear this wonderful news.

I'll be praying for the birth mother, for Adrienne, and for the rest of of your family.

May God be with you all.

(I'm so excited!)

:)

Rebecca

doyal said...

Congratulations! We are very happy for you and thank the Lord for his faithful love and provision. We know that this child will have the best home imaginable!

The Doyal Long family

KingsLittleBlessings said...

So excited to hear your news! I was praying for God's Will in this, but hoping for YOU to get that sweet little baby to fill your arms!
Congrats! Can't wait to see pictures!

dreamingBIGdreams said...

Congrats Congrats!

I will never ever forget the day we got the call for our son ... Oct 2

:)jamie

Pam said...

Congratulations Angie and Nathan! I rarely comment, but I've been following your story since before dear Poppy was born.

May the Lord bless you and keep you as you bring precious Adrienne home to join your family.

Anonymous said...

What a smart, loving and courageous birth mother - first to choose life for her child, then to choose such an incredible family for her!

It does my heart good to know that Adrienne and Poppy played together in heaven, and I know Poppy filled Adrienne in on all the love that is in store for her.

No family deserves this blessing more!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!

Jodee Leader said...

Oh my goodness! That is wonderful news. Congratulations!!!

maggiemaeupdates said...

wow that is awesome. so happy for you!!

Emily said...

Oh, I am so excited for you!!! I have been watching everyday for news & I just knew it would be you! What a beautiful name. Congratulations & I can't wait to hear more!!!
Emily

Cathy said...

AMEN! I will be praying for all involved. Cathy & Annabel

Anonymous said...

Yippie!!!

And Poppy is smiling in heaven at her new little sister.

Miss Lisa

Laurin said...

Today as I was leaving the mall from being in your very excited presence, these are the words that kept going through my heart and head...Praise God from Whom all blessings flow!

Dawn said...

Wow! How wonderful. I'm so excited for your entire family. And I LOVE her name. :)

UNC NICU RN

Pipsylou said...

oh my GOOOOOOODNESS!!!!!!!!!

Just Me said...

Exciting news!! Thanks for sharing. Praying for all of you. And, I love the name too (especially since I have a "thing" with "A" names...could be because mine has three!). I hope all goes as planned. Can't wait to see your new family photos :o)
Take care,
Amanda

Anonymous said...

I am over joyed for your family. Poppy I'm sure had a hand in it. I can't wait to see her. God is SO Good. Julie

lindsey kate said...

What GREAT news! I love the name and am sure your grandfather approves as well! Thanks for sharing your exciting news ... can't wait to see pictures of your new addition ...

Blessings on you all, including the precious mother who gave Adrienne life and now the gift of two wonderful parents.

beccad said...

Wow that was so quick. I'm so excited for you. I've been praying all week for you. Congratulations!!

momofnbj said...

Oh!! That is SOOO Awesome!!
For sure we will be praying for you guys and this sweet baby girl. I will be praying for her birth mother as she goes through this time, too.
So happy for you guys!! :)
~Laurie Foster

Anonymous said...

Angie,
Wow! What a blessing! I will continue to pray for God's perfect timing. I have followed your blog for quite sometime. I was led here by my dear friend, Macy. Our family has been enduring quite a storm over the last several months and I have thought of how you continued to praise Jesus in your storm. It is so awesome to see God's faithfulness to your precious family. It brings me great hope! God Bless you all and thanks for allowing us to be apart of your journey.
Stephanie Weathers

Anonymous said...

I am SO EXCITED for you guys :)

Anonymous said...

I have never posted on your blog but have prayed for you often and followed your story...to this glorious day! Oh God is so GOOD, He has always known that Adrienne Christine was destined for your arms, destined to have a big sister named Mariana. Your post has lifted my spirits so much and reaffirms my faith in my God. God bless you all,

Nilia Palhinha

Karen said...

Angie,

To say I am excited and thrilled and overjoyed is not enough. I guess I'll just say CONGRATULATIONS!! I will pray specifically for each of you, both your girls (Lots of change for Marianna, too!) and this sweet birth mother who is probably hurting at this moment while making the most unselfish decision of her life. She has to have a sense of peace with the family she chose!

Tamara said...

WOW! You just got a big out loud oh my goodness from me at 11pm!!! :) Love it! Congratulations!!!!

Betsy said...

I have been reading your blog for a long time now but this is the first time I have posted a comment. What a blessing! I will be praying!

Anonymous said...

I believe not just the birth mother "chose" your family! What a blessing! Can't wait to hear an update.
Sending Love.

Yvette said...

Good morning sweet friend!

I know I personally emailed you last night but just wanted you to know that I prayed for you, Nathan, Marianna and your extended family members most of the night. What a very important and unselfish decision this birthmother is in the process of making. I know you can certainly understand so much of what she must be going through. I cannot wait for you to bring precious Adrienne Christine home.

I am so thankful you were there to travel the T-18 road with me and it is soooo exciting to now be traveling this adoption road with you. I'm just here anxiously waiting to hear the official news!

I love you, Yvette
www.tristanasher.blogspot.com

Jen in Al said...

'Amazing Love!!!!!! Wow!! that is wonderful! i am praying for you all! thank you for keeping us posted! what an amazing blessing from the Lord! continuing to pray...jen in al

Anonymous said...

You have truly made me day!!! What joyous news for your family. Sending you lots of love and prayers today. It is hard to explain how sincerely excited I am for you all whom I have never met except for on the wonderful waves of the cyber world. GOD IS SO GOOD!

Jill, Ella's mom, in OH
www.totsites.com/tot/ellaeliz

Aggiema (Michelle) said...

How exciting! Blessings to you and your family!

Nathan and Emily said...

From one "soon to be adoptive Mother" to another - Congratulations! I can't wait to see pictures!

Laurie said...

Angie and Nathan and Marianna,

My heart is leaping for joy for you right now. God is just so good to bless you with Miss Adrienne Christine. Wow!!! She was ordained to be your third daughter. WHAT A BLESSING FOR THE FIVE OF YOU. I will be praying for the birth mom during this time of letting go. How blessed that she picked you for her baby. A true gift from God. I am so happy for you!!! Keep us posted please.

Love you, Laurie in Ca.

Katie and Matt said...

i am rejoicing with you!! God continues to sustain. my prayers for your sweet family continue...from one memphian to another- congrats

Anonymous said...

What a true testament to what a wonderful family you are! For someone to be able to read about you and see pictures of you and your family and want their child that they have given life to to grow up in your home is a true blessing!!!!! I am so happy for you-God is GOOD!!!!

ajc4ever said...

What a beautiful perfect name! I've been praying a bunch for you all and checking everyday. I can't wait for Marianna and Poppy's little sister to come home to you all.

Angela in Ohio

still praying for the birth mother.

Rebecca said...

Add me to the 'have been reading for awhile but never commented' category.

But, news this wonderful deserves me coming out of the woodwork! Congratulations - I have watched a lot of women walk the adoption road, and I've been praying that God's timing for your family would be speedy :)

Adrienne Christine - welcome home!! God has an amazing family in store for you!!

--Rebecca

Allyson said...

Congratulations! I'm sure the excitement level at your house is off the charts! What a blessing! Praise God!

Love,
Allyson

Jessica Kenney said...

I am so excited for you! We will continue to lift up your family!!!

Candi said...

That is so great. I am very excited and happy for you. What a wonderful blessing. I cannot wait to see pictures. I will keep you all in my prayers.

Love,
Candi

jenb said...

Angie!!! Jason and I are so excited for you - what an answer to prayer!!! Your family is so covered in prayer, and God's work through this is so clearly evident. We will continue to pray for everything to go smoothly during this time. We are so blessed to share in this good news. Adrienne -what a beautiful and appropriate name!
Jason, Jenny, Morgan, Blake and Alexa

Stephanie said...

Leaving Lurkville to congratulate you and say how wonderful this is! Can't wait to see photos!

God bless the biological mom for making such a tough, selfless decision for that precious little one.

Aimee said...

What a blessing that this went so quickly! I will be praying that it continues to go quickly and smoothly for you!

Katrina said...

Congratulations! God is good! =)

Linda said...

Angie,
After reading the letter you wrote to the birth mother several weeks ago, I knew it wouldn't take long for a baby to arrive. I am so happy for your family and will keep you in my prayers that all will go smoothly. God knows what's best, and we also know His hand is in this.

And they all said "Thank you Jesus!"

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord!

I have been praying so much for the birth mother and also for y'all. How wonderful that she chose life over the alternative.
Never dreamed that it would happen so quickly. I am just thrilled for you, your husband, and Marianna. Looking forward to seeing pictures of this precious little baby.

God is so awesome.

Michael and Erin said...

Huge congratulations!! Praise the Lord! Erin (from one adoptive mommy to another!!)

Kate & Peter said...

Your news took my breath away. I am so happy for you and Nathan and Marianna. ~Kate, Austin

Kate & Peter said...

Your news took my breath away. I am so happy for you and Nathan and Marianna. ~Kate, Austin

L&DRNKY said...

Praising God for you and saying prayers for the birth mother. She has traveled a hard road to get to this point. I just pray she continues to make the right decisions. Blessings from above---

Dee Dee said...

Wow! Breathtaking. We'll stay tuned!
God is so Good. All the time.

Dee Dee said...

And after her great-grandfather. Good choice.

Melody said...

I am SO excited to read of your happy news. I will be praying for you, your family, and the birth mother, as everything wraps up and is finalized.

Nathan is a lucky man to have so many girls to love him! =)

Two blessings from above said...

I am so happy for your family.
That is awesome news!
still praying.
Praise God.

Mandy said...

I haven't left a comment in a long time, but have prayed for you guys daily! What an answer to prayer. Great is God's faithfulness!! I have goosebumps!

TNS said...

I have tears for you. Thanks be to God!

Kristin said...

Angie, add me to the list of reader who has not commented. What a wonderful blessing for all 5 of you! You, Nathan, Marianna and Poppy now have another little girl to love and cherish. And Adrienne Christine is such a blessed little girl to be joining your family. I'm wishing the birthmother comfort and peace in her decision. I can't wait to read all about this new chapter God has chosen for you.

Kenzie said...

Angie & Nathan-

As you know, I couldn't be more excited for you today and tomorrow! Just wanted you to know that I am praying for you both, for sweet little Adrienne and for the birth mother today as she does something so difficult and so unselfish. God truly has His hand upon you... how beautiful to watch!

Love you guys and praying,
Kenzie

The VW's said...

Congratulations! How exciting! I'll be praying for your family and the birth mother! God Bless You All!

Bec & Tim said...

Praying for your family today as well as the heart of the birth mother. Praise God for all he continues to do.
Becky
MI

Brandi said...

LOVE the name. Praise the Lord for this blessing! I can't wait to see her!!!!

KM said...

Having been in these shoes, as an adoptive mother waiting, I remember alot of the trepedation you are feeling.

Your post was very much as my heart was at the time...Lord, make sure this baby goes where you intend.

He knew my desire to be a mother. He knew the baby to come to our home. She is the right choice--she was made by Him. We experienced a situation that didn't work out...and as hurt as I was...I knew it wasn't for us, or the Lord would have made it so.

I just checked today and saw your last two posts. I will be praying for your family, for this precious birthmother, and the baby.

We were actually present when our child's birthmother signed the papers. It was absolutely the most powerful moment I've witnessed in my 37 years of life. In our case, it was an act of such unselfish love...it literally took my breath away. This wonderful woman has still had many heartbreaks...and we still pray for her daily.

Adoption is one of the most beautiful gift He bestows. Again, I'm praying for your family!

boltefamily said...

Oh my word Angie! I have had the toughest day emotionally and I came on here to find hope and HERE IT IS! I am so happy for you guys!

Praise God! What a gift! We will continue praying for you and for the birth mother!

Much Love
Kristy

Anonymous said...

God is SO GREAT! So happy for you & your family. Continuing to pray for you all.

Blessings,
Beth - Michigan

Mandy said...

Congratulations. How amazing God is. I know you are beyond excited. Praying for you.

Mandy
GA
www.madelinegracehopkins.blogspot.com