Friday, May 23, 2008

Meeting Adrienne

Yesterday was the big day: we got to see Adrienne for the first time! We were all excited, but by the time we got there, Marianna could hardly contain herself. We had to briefly fill out paper work before we could see her, and Marianna didn't appreciate the delay. She kept saying "Where's my sister? I want to see my baby!!" Adrienne was brought out shortly after, and she took our breath away. It was an amazing moment. The time we spent with Adrienne was beautiful, and even though she slept through the visit, I would say the first meeting was absolutely perfect.

I can't share details or pictures right now, but I can tell you that we want to bring her home at the first moment possible. If that comes next week we will be thrilled. Please continue to pray for all of the many details. I hardly know what to pray specifically except that God work the details out according to His absolute best plan. I don't pretend to know what that is, but I want whatever that is with all my heart.

36 comments:

beccad said...

Angie this is so exciting. I can't wait to see her. God has truly blessed your family. I will continue to pray for you guys through this journey.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to your whole family. I'm sure God's plan will work our perfectly, he knows what he's doing. Yeah!

Anonymous said...

It thrills my heart that you guys got to see Adrienne Christine yesterday. And Marianna's excitement over the new baby is icing on the cake.

Can't wait to meet the precious girl and / or see photos.

I continually pray for you guys and this journey.

Miss Lisa

Pam said...

So, so excited for all of you. Praying for you as you wait. May the Lord bring sweet Adrienne home at just the perfect moment.


Looking forward to seeing you all together as a family soon.

Tracy Carson said...

I have been following your journey for some time now and it just thrilled me to read the news of your adoption journey a couple of days ago. I really do pray that these moments of waiting will go by quickly, that details will fall into place, and that you will see more of Jesus as you wait on your daughter.

I can't help but think what a beautiful reflection this is of our heavenly Father's fight for us as his children. He battles for us just as you are battling for this little girl to become your own.

Thank you for your vulnerability and sharing your story with all of us.
Tracy in AZ

Rebecca said...

I wondered all day how everything had gone. Thanks for updating us.

I'll continue praying.

Katie and Matt said...

I found your blog through Boothe's...which I found from a fellow Auburn Graduate. I've been addicted to reading ever since. Thank you for your passionate love of Christ and the hope that you have filled my heart with as my husband and I struggle with infertility. Congratulations on this new little life. Rejoicing with you!

boltefamily said...

Praying for all of you each and every day!

Love,
Kristy

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Jennifer said...

Sometimes when people leave comments like the one above you just have to take what they say with a grain of salt. Angie we are thrilled for you. We are praying for you. God's plan will unfold perfectly because he is control.

Anonymous said...

Your story and journey is incredible! Congratulations!!!

Laurie said...

Angie,

You know that I will be praying for all of the "bumps in the road" to be smoothed out in Gods perfect time. He has brought you to this and He will bring you through this. His plans are perfect. We will trust together.

Love you so much, Laurie in Ca.

The Lenda's said...

Angie-
I haven't been on your blog for a few weeks and was thrilled to hear the news about Adrienne Christine. Praying that if this is the little girl God has chosen to grow your family He will work out all of the details so she can quickly come home to live with her forever family.

Please pray for me as I am 7 weeks pregnant and have a history of multiple miscarriages I go on Tuesday for an ultrasound and am praying for a healthy baby with a strong heartbeat.

Rachel in PA

Anonymous said...

Oh, Angie, how happy I am for you. I remember those first moments when we laid eyes on our adopted children. It is indeed magical! God is so very, very good.
Amy in Pcola

The Sanchez Family said...

I am so happy for your family! I will be praying that His will be done!

Melissa in KY

Just Me said...

Thanks for the update. I am glad your meeting went well. Praying all the details get worked out soon so you can have your baby home with you.

Take care,
Amanda

Kenzie said...

Angie-

Love you guys and praying!! I absolutely know, as you do, that you are the exact family that God has picked to raise this sweet little one. Rest in that!

Love you!
Kenzie

TNKerry said...

Congratulations!!! I pray that she will be home with you very soon!!! :)

Barb said...

Hi, I have been a reader of your Blog for sometime i have said many prayers for you and your family. After reading the anon post about childless families a thought came to my mind which i would like to share with you, I believe this beautiful baby who is being given to you has as much rights to a beautiful big sister as she has to have beautiful careing parents, if all babies were given to childless couples, then they would all miss out on the beautiful relationships with siblings. I think this baby will be loved, and blessed by both parents and BIG sister!
x Barb x
Good Luck and God Bless from Australia

M said...

So excited for you!

Emmie said...

Praying! I have wept tears of sorrow and joy for you! Bless the Lord!

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

Angie,
I am praying for all the details to quickly be taken care of and that Adrienne can be in your arms ASAP.
With love,
Kim

KrazyMom said...

I am sooo incredibly excited for you! I cannot wait to read about her first days home and the little bundle of love in your arms.

Anonymous said...

I am so excited for y'all, and I will pray for the waiting families who haven't been chosen by a birth mother yet. Kate has a heart for those with empty arms, but I pray she will realize that God doesn't make mistakes...

Brandi Delisi is an awesome photographer with a heart for Celebrating Adoption! She's offering complimentary sessions to adoptive families, one per month.

She's a delightful Christian lady! See if she has a waiting list yet:
850-8157 or delisiphoto@mac.com
http://www.delisiphoto.com

<><, Elizabeth

boltefamily said...

Just wanting you to know I am still praying!

Deb D. said...

Celebrating your joy with you and eagerly anticipating your blog stating she is with you!

Emily said...

I'm so excited for you all & I can't wait to see pictures of the newest addition to your precious family!
Emily

redeemedintohope said...

praying and continuing to check for updates.
he is over this and always has been.

Anonymous said...

Angie I am hoping that at this time you have Adrienne Christine in your arms and are showering her with all the love that she deserves and that you will so graciously give her.

While following your journey during your pregnancy and birth of Poppy Joy. I, like so many others prayed for miracles. Whatever the miracles would be. Maybe it didn't turn out as we wanted, but it turned out as "He" planned. I believe that there were many miracles from "Him" because of Poppy Joys birth. Miracles being that people have come to know Him, people have been drawn closer to Him, those that had loss of faith in Him have renewed their faith. I believe that one of the biggest miracles is that the Lord lead you to this adoption agency and to this beautiful baby that will be yours. And I think that we all can see a miracle in these birth mothers who have chosen life for their babies and that He has given them strength to give their baby to a family that can give them what they could not. I pray for these women and that through their experience they will find Him and grow closer to Him each and every day.

Angie, I pray that the Lord has already placed that little one in your home and that you, your husband and daughter are showering her with all the love that you have for her.

I have said this on past posts and I will say it again. I am thankful for you Angie. You and your family are truly an inspiration. You all are truly a picture of what His love and grace can do.

wishing you lots of love and success. . . . . . Fla

jenb said...

We are so excited to see pix of sweet Adrienne. Looking forward to more news!!!
Jenny B

Jen in Al said...

Dear Angie, what an amazing experience meeting your baby girl! i remember my Mom telling me the story of when my parents first met me and brought me home! i am so thankful for all the things the Lord is doing in your life! i am praying that you have Adrienne in your arms already! Praising God with you! covering you and yours in prayer, jen in al

KM said...

Praying for his perfect plan with this precious baby.

I don't always appreciate the wait during the wait...afterwards, I am so grateful He is in control.

With all my prayers
Kristi in Texas

tn_lizzie2000 said...

Patience is a virtue which God has not yet perfected in me. I suspect that I am not the only one checking here often...

Angie and Nathan, please know that there are many praying for your dear family. You've got pray-ers on our knees for y'all, and we'll stay here if you need us.

Your Poppa would say that you are God’s melody of life and He sings His song through you.

We're listening.

Anonymous said...

Did you get the baby yet or not?

Kirsten said...

Celebrating with you about your first meeting. Praying that she will be home for good soon. God is taking good care of her and the whole family.

Blessings,
Kirsten

milehighmom said...

Praying for you and with you as you welcome sweet Adrienne into your family. I don't know if she is yet in your arms, but I know you are showering her with love whereever she is right now. I will continue to pray that He showers your family with blessings as He works out the details to bring this sweet girl home to you. And I know that big sis Poppy is looking down and rejoicing with you. Can't wait to see pics of the sweetheart!