Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The facts

What if we had let the fact that the timing wasn't perfect stop us...
What if we had let the fact that she was born 2 months premature stop us...
What if we had let the fact that the color of our skin didn't match stop us...
What if we had let the fact that we already had 8 children stop us...
What if we had let the fact that we were getting older stop us...
What if we had let the fact that we didn't have the cash in the bank stop us...
What if we had let the fact that our vehicle wasn't big enough stop us...
What if we had let the fact that people thought we were crazy stop us...
What if we had let the fact that she was born to a mother with HIV stop us...
What if we had let the fact that we didn't know what her future would hold stop us...


Because none of those facts mattered anymore..
Once God placed her in our hearts.


And if we would have let those facts stop us...
Than we would have missed out on the only fact that truly mattered...

That this precious baby girl....


was meant to be...


OUR daughter...


And to think,

we could have missed out on one of the greatest blessings

in our life...

all because of those silly little facts.


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25 comments:

Andrea said...

Beautiful!!!!

Mama D.'s Dozen said...

LOVE it!!!


:) :) :)

No Greater Gift Mom said...

She is a true treasure from our King! Praise the Lord you didn't listen to those "facts"!
In Him,
E

Terry said...

That was great! Never let the "facts" get in the way of doing the right thing.

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

AMEN!

Oh how those facts constantly get brought up - don't they?

But the fact and truth trump them every time!

Love you!
Jill

Andrea H. said...

So true. And what a beauty my little Havyn is:)

Jamie said...

My husband and I went to a domestic infant adoption meeting at Bethany last night. I had been wanting to go for years and my husband finally agreed to go. He is now becoming more open to adoption. I showed him your post tonight because I felt like you were talking to us. Thanks for all your wonderful posts on adoption! You encourage me.

Abby and Pete said...

beautiful.

Rhonda said...

That is amazing...
The what if's always get me..See we are foster parents and 2.5 years ago we could of taken lots of healthy children and there was a boy 4 months old that had a rare blood disorder called HLH and our agency didn't want us to take him but I insisted that we meet him and we did meet him and instantly fell in love with him.He was placed in our family and we loved him through it all.We lived mostly at the hospital.He got his Bone Marrow Transplant in July 2009 and he still was in and out of the hospital and for the last time we walked into Seattle Childrens on Sept 17th and Anthony finally went to be with Jesus on Sept 29th.No more pain..But what would he of been without us..Without us loving,caring for him,Adopting him and giving him the family that he needed.
Rhonda

Deena / TEAM MARQUIS said...

So true!!! She is breath-taking!!!!

Jill Funkhouser said...

Very well stated. We will need a 12 passenger van when we bring our 2 home too, so this is very well done and wonderful! God will provide. Thanks!
Jill
www.campfunk.blogspot.com

Dardi said...

Oh, you know I love this post! Thanks for taking the time a few months back to help be get past "the facts". As I sit here looking at our sweet baby girl, the facts seem pretty insignificant!!

Love you, friend! :o)

Kim said...

Beautifully written post about your beautiful blessing!
Love from Hong Kong,
Kim

Anonymous said...

Elliot is blowing kisses to his favorite baby friend!

Chrys

Dawn said...

You said it so well! You spoke for all us adoptive moms! Beautiful!

Shannon said...

What a precious blessing she is... and Amy you have such a gift for writing right to the heart~ Thank you!

Kylee said...

absolutely beautiful. : )

Janna said...

Absolutely precious! HIS ways are certainly far beyond our ways. Thanks for sharing.

Erica said...

Incredible!

Alison said...

Love this!!! She is precious!

mamamargie said...

Sooooo true!

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Susan said...

Never leave your blog unmoved. Thanks! We are living without regret because we chose to forget the what ifs. Thanks for a beautiful post.

Jamie said...

I have a question. My husband has said that we can adopt domestically if I can raise the money. How would I go about doing that? We have 4 biological sons. Any help would bo so apreciated!

Jewels of My Heart said...

She is truly breathtaking....
Thank You Jesus for bringing our miracles home...