A Glimps Into Our Future

Friday felt like it would never come. The nights have seemed to drag by - making Friday seem so very far off in the future. Then...

The meeting time came. I was anxious - not anxious worried - but anxious - excited. Today we would find out about her.

We followed them into the office - they with clipboard and paperwork in hand. Myself, with a big bag filled with toys and snacks for a five year old little boy who accompanied us.

They looked professional - I looked like a Mom. Yet, we were all there for the same purpose. The future of a special child lay in the balance and we were all there for her.

They handed out their business cards - we laughed that I had none to hand out. Then, we came to the business at hand.

A precious little girl. They gave us her weight, her height and explained the risks. Then...
Then they handed us the stack. Papers upon papers. Some about her - some about her family. We tried to look interested in the information. We did not hold out too long with this endeavor. For, we knew the answer they were looking for before we walked into the room.

Sliding the stack of files back - I told them I have a stack like that at home - I've read through them once already. Different time, different child. It's the stack that tells the past. I guess I felt that we were not there to talk about her past - but her future. God knows all of our pasts - but no matter what picture the past paints - God's future print is always more beautiful.

"Our answer", my husband spoke as I passed them back the file, "is yes. We understand the risks." I added to his statement, "If I was sitting here pregnant we could talk about risks." My husband continued, "The bottom line is, we believe that God has opened the doors for us to bring this little one into our home. We will accept the risks as His will, we will accept the future as His plan for us. Our answer, is - YES!"

There was joy, tears and excitement as we talked. As the social worker told how she read our file and could not explain why - but she just *knew' that we were the family for this little one.

My husband and I smiled together. We *knew* why she *knew*. It is God, who has perfectly orchestrated this from the beginning.

Monday, we will meet our daughter. I am having trouble thinking of much else. And just like Friday seemed to never get here - Monday seems worlds away.

I will close now - assuring you that come Monday - I will post again.



Shelli Hawkins said...

. . . . and the tears keep coming.

I love you guys and share in your excitement!!

I can't wait to meet her.

God knew from the moment of her creation she would have wonderful parents name Martie and Rob. God knew that she would have two caring sisters and two great brothers.


Ginny said...

How wonderful! Praise the Lord! He makes everything beautiful in His time and the time is now. :-D

Mimi said...

I am so excited for you...I can hardly wait for monday myself...
praying for you...

Kimmie said...

Praise God...can't wait to hear about Monday! What wisdom your husband and you spoke about it is her future that matters!

Oh if more of the church wouldn't realize that they too could reach out and make a difference. If 7% of believers would adopt 1 (one. ONE) child, then there would be no orphans left in the world. sigh.

Be blessed and sleep well...indeed God has Monday all wrapped up for you!

mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

Daughter of the King said...

There are no words..

Nora Lee said...

Congratulations! What special parents you and you husband will be to such a special child sent by God. I can't wait to hear more.


Becky K. said...

Holding my breath! I am sooo excited for your family!
Thanks for visiting Hospitality Lane today.

MammyT said...

Oh yes, the tears. This is so wonderful. Words are failing me, and that is unusual. God bless you. I'm linking to this post for my mother's day post tomorrow.

MammyT said...

Please let me know if that is NOT OK. You are a special type of mother that I would like to pay honor to.

Martie said...


You are so gracious. Thanks for the honor. I appricate your kindness.


Dawn said...

Blessings on you and this special one you already hold dear in your heart...

Jodi said...

I have goosebumps reading your post. I am so happy for you and Rob, and for your children...ALL of them! You are a special family and this little girl will be blessed to be a part of it, as you will be blessed to have her in it.

Sharon said...

I am so excited for you!!! I can't wait to see your post!!!

My prayers go out for your family as you surround this little one with your love. May God heap blessings upon you. :)

Simply Heart And Home said...


What an amazing story and testimony you have. Blessings to you all. May your meeting with your new little girl go smoothly!


Daughter of the King said...

You have been on my mind so much today....praying that all is well

Susan said...

I'm so excited for you! I can't wait to meet your new little girl!