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I can't believe that 15 months have gone by. We are very content that the Lord has been working in our lives as well as Haley's precious life.

Let me start at the beginning. It was the summer of 1999. I had just got off the bus at a women's camp, which I look forward to going to every year. It is so spiritually refilling and you meet woman from all walks of life.

My youngest daughter K, ran up to meet me, she worked at the camp. She informed me that I should talk to my daughter C, who also worked at camp. Low and behold my oldest daughter K, also working at camp, informed me I should talk with C.

I was afraid to talk to C, she was the kind of person that had her own personality, her way or no way. She was a teenager that knew everything. My husband and I were the stupid parents that didn't understand anything. I'm sure that most parents feel apart from their teens at one point or another.

I finally got a chance to talk to C, and let me tell you, my whole world that I thought was going good had a very dark cloud planted on it. 3 words that C told me were all jumbled up and made no sense to me at that time. " I am pregnant."

Later in the weekend I got a chance to talk with C and the father M together. They had already talked about adoption. They were young and they didn't want to put this little life through more turmoil with a single parent that wasn't ready to be a parent. Of course I didn't understand.

The weekend ended, time to go home. That dark cloud was going to get darker. I had to break the news to my husband. I was home, my husband all smiles wondering how my weekend was. All I could do was smile and cry at the same time. I told him the news. That dark cloud was a raging storm, but only for a little while. Being the Christian man he is, he prayed for patience and knowledge and calmness.

We made a road trip to talk with C and M and his parents. Actually it was a very good weekend, we made new friends and made a bond with M that is very dear to us now.

The months were passing so quickly, and C discovered a friendship with the Lord. She also informed us about this lady she met on the internet. This lady was going to be the one to adopt C and M's baby. We weren't too sure about this idea at all. I wanted to be a grandma so bad. My husband prayed with C every chance he got.

Again months were passing. We were able to talk to this lady from the internet. She would call every so often, and she would say all the right things. But it is a decision between C, M and the Lord.

March 5th, I got a phone call at work from C, her water had broke. I met my husband and youngest daughter at the hospital. They left to make other phone calls, I stayed with C. A couple hrs. later M made it to town with his parents, Kay and her husband were on their way.

March 6th was here and so was beautiful Haley. My car was parked outside, the tank was full and I had my running shoes on. But, I couldn't run away from what God had in store for everyone.

The evening of March 6th, Kay and husband arrived into town. My husband and I finally got to meet this internet lady. We both discovered that the Green family live for the Lord and they are precious people to get to know. They stand behind their word because it is God's word.

March 8th, It was a very hard night to hold my head up high. That was the dedication of Haley. It was C and M's sacrifice to the Lord and a gift to the Green's.

Now it is 15 months later and Haley is very happy little girl. We are very content with the decision that C, M and the Lord made together. The Green family have stuck with everything they said, we have beautiful pictures and some phone calls with a little voice on the other end that says little words such as; hi, arf, bye. We are grandparents in a very special way, so we can still send all the junk food, loud toys, all the stuff parents smile about, ha,ha.

C and M were united in marriage Feb.2001 and we love them both very much. Trust in the Lord.
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