Sunday, November 30, 2008


Tomorrow is December 1st, Poppy's birthday. Tonight when I told Marianna, she immediately got a gift bag out and asked if we could get Poppy a present, and we both decided that since she is in heaven, Jesus will give her presents in our place. Instead, we will spend the day remembering and celebrating Poppy Joy.

But that's not all...tomorrow is also Adrienne's adoption day. She has now been in our home for six months, meaning that it is time to go to court and sign the official paper work.

When Nathan and I found out that the days would coincide, I smiled. What could be more appropriate? Tomorrow will represent not only the day we gave our second girl back to Jesus, but also the day our third daughter became a forever part of our family.

It will be a big day.


Emily said...

Only God. Only God. :)

Happy Birthday, Poppy Joy.
Happy Adoption Day, Adrienne!
Happy Day, Luce family. :)

Just Me said...

That is REALLY neat that tomorrow will be Adrienne's adoption day! It will be a big day indeed. I have been thinking a lot about Poppy Joy recently...know that she will always have a special place in my heart. You will definitely in my thoughts and prayers tomorrow.

Take care,

KingsLittleBlessings said...

What a memorable day! Happy birthday Poppy!! Welcome to your forever family, Adrienne!
I hope that tomorrow goes well for you.

PS. I don't know if this bothers you, but we loved the name Poppy Joy so much, we named our puppy that last year when we got her! :)

Five Musgraves at Ten Oaks said...

How appropriate~Congratulations on the final part of the adoption process and I remember Poppy especially tomorrow as well as you all :0 God Bless You!

Melanieshea said...

Hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow

Rebecca said...

I was thinking about you yesterday... remembering what today was... and wondering if Adrienne's adoption had been finalized yet.

How cool. Congratulations!

Yvette said...

Sweet Angie,

As I said in my FB message the other day, I have been thinking about you so much lately, knowing today was coming. As soon as I brought up your blog this morning the tears came streaming down my face just thinking about Poppy Joy and all that her little life has meant to me and to my entire family. Your friendship means so much to me and I am so thankful the Lord had you already picked out to walk this T-18 road(and beyond) with me. I will be praying for your family all day today. Congratulations on the adoption day for Adrienne, how special to be today of all days.

Happy 1st Birthday Poppy Joy!!!!

Love and miss you, Yvette

Tanner said: "Happy Birthday Poppy Joy"

Emily said...

Wow! What an incredible way to spend Poppy Joy's 1st birthday, by officially welcoming her baby sister to your family! God's timing is always perfect, isn't it? I can hardly believe it's been a year. I remember that day very clearly. I will be praying for you today as I'm sure you will have wonderful & difficult moments throughout this day!
Emily in Mississippi

Adam & Amy Wilson said...

What a beautiful duet...praying today is filled with joy and blessed memories. Have had today on my calendar for a while and many prayers on your behalf. With much love~Amy

Laurie said...

What a sweet and special day all the way around. It is my husbands birthday today too. So, Happy Birthday Miss Poppy Joy, Happy Birthday my Honey Bear, and Happy Blessed Adoption Day Miss Adrienne. I will celebrate with you all today. I love how God is so Huge, and yet in the very little details of HOPE too. He is so SWEET.

Much Love Today, Laurie in Ca.

connie said...

Who could have done that, but God? I'm sure even you wouldn't have thought of choosing for these two days to come together like this. Though I'm sure today will have some sad moments, it seems so clear that God wants you to know at all times that He has your family in the palm of His hand. (And Poppy in His arms!)

I love you, Angie. You have been such a blessing to me, and you and Poppy have changed me forever.
love, connie

Anonymous said...

That is amazing of all the days it is on the same day. You guys will be in my prayers as today you celebrate Poppy's life and celebrate Adrienne. Happy birthday sweet baby!

Jena said...

I just sent you a facebook message but I didn't know it was Adrienne's adoption day! How wonderful! Praying for your family today as you celebrate and remember.

boltefamily said...

What a beautiful day for the Luce family! I am so thankful for you! Sending love and prayers for a beatiful day of celebration!

our family said...

WOW! Isn't that amazing how God works things out. Praying for you as you celebrate Poppy's birthday and Adrienne's Adoption day.
Hugs and Prayers
Rachel in PA

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Poppy! We are praying for you today! We love you so much and thank the Lord for the incredible blessing of Adrienne!

Julie and Jeff

Melody said...

Happy birthday, Poppy, and welcome home, Adrienne. It is definitely a beautiful day in your home today. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers today as you remember your precious second daughter.

Cathy said...

Happy Birthday to Sweet Poppy Joy! I remember you each time I see a picture of Poppies. I never notice how beautiful until I read about you Poppy Joy.
Happy Adoption Day to you Adrienne and your forever family. Blessing to your family through this precious season!

Jennifer Burgett said...

What a precious day!

Shannon said...

God is so good!

milehighmom said...

What a fantastic day! God bless you and all three of your daughters. What a special way to bond your two younger girls who will never meet this side of heaven, but will share such a special day!