7.05.2007

While We Were Waiting...

So, this little piece of paper fell out of Scott's Bible this afternoon. Well, actually a whole slew of papers fell onto the car floor when A. was perusing through his Bible while we were in the drive through at Starbucks. Anyhoo...I gathered them up and noticed this one in particular. It was from a Young Adult retreat we had helped with 4 years ago (yes, Scott is a bit of a pack rat). I noticed the dates and just an overwhelming flood of memories rushed through my brain. The dates were something like September 19-21, 2003. The little girl in our back seat was only 2 weeks old then. Thousands of miles away in Moscow, Russia. Scott and I were still driving down the fertility treatment road at that time. Yes sir, that was our plan and it was going to work at some point we were sure. God let us continue, but He was already planning something else, something better. Of course, we were clueless. That's how God likes to do things sometimes, right?

By the retreat the following year, Scott and I were preparing to make our trip to meet Nadya, the little 2 week old baby was 13 months old, and she was waiting for us. Thank goodness God thinks bigger and better than we can even imagine.

10 comments:

  1. That post just gave me chills. Funny how He knows us and has a plan for us, but we can't ever see it until we get past the troubles and look back. She is such a beautiful girl and clearly meant to be with your family. Thanks for the reminder that sometimes it's just not up to us on our timetable.

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  2. oh, Holly! That gave me the goose bumps. I remember that time, those prayers. She is such an answered prayer...we love that girl! Her hugs make my day. :)

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  3. Thank you for visiting me, Holly. And what a great post! I've done a few 1/2 marathons myself, but that was pre-kid days ... about 15 yrs ago :) Happy Friday!

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  4. Hi Holly, thanks for your visit. Your little girl is precious. What a joy to have in your life. God works!

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  5. I just wish it was easier to always remember, in the hard moments, that there is a plan and it is much better than what we could imagine.

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  6. that is a wonderful story. i love how one thing can bring back so many memories. thanks for sharing it- what a blessing!

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  7. tears to my eyes...

    thanks for sharing.

    what an awesome God we serve!

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  8. I've been thinking about this since I read it the other day. Thank you for sharing it...I love hearing about how God blesses people in such amazing and unexpected ways. What could be more amazing than a child? Your sweet girl? xo

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  9. Definitely amazing!! She is a true blessing for sure!

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