Please allow me to introduce Natalie Sarah Fischer...
Sometimes we wish we could figure out everything God has planned for us but sometimes I am so glad that we can't because His plans are so much better than we could ever imagine!
AS you know, we have two beautiful, healthy boys and we love them dearly. But my heart has yearned for a girl. I wanted a daughter. But I thought, really, I am a little too old to start over with a newborn so I tried to put it out of my head and then we moved here.
But on Monday night everything changed. A local orphanage called. There is a 15yo girl who just gave birth and wants to put the baby up for adoption. Are we interested? It took about 5 minutes for us to decide. So the next morning we drove 5 hours to Kuala Lumpur to pick her up!!!!
She is tiny (6lbs) but beautiful and healthy. We decided on Natalie Sarah for her name (Natalie because she was born at Christmas, Sarah for my mother).
It all happened quite quickly. We received a phone call from the orphanage late Monday night and they asked us to pick her up by noon on Tuesday. We called our friends, Peter and Ailee, since we knew Peter was from KL and may be able to help us navigate that crazy city. They brought us a baby car seat and then instead of giving us directions, Peter actually volunteered to drive with us to KL and guide us through the trip! We are so grateful. We never would have found that hospital if it were not for him.
Then we called other dear friends, Larry and Debbie, to see if they could watch our boys for the day. Not only did they agree to it, Larry cooked up this idea to contact the Dalat staff and ask for help for us and our complete lack of baby stuff! When we got in last night we were surprised with a truckload of baby items! Then today a woman from our church gave us a huge amount of baby clothes and a brand new stroller thanks to a phone call from Ailee! And this Sunday the staff is having an impromptu baby shower for us.
We are absolutely humbled and amazed by the blessings God has poured out on our family. He grants us the blessing of a beautiful baby girl and He sends us to Dalat where a group of people live, work and love together in ways we have never experienced before. We are so grateful at the generosity of our colleagues and friends that it is difficult to find words to express it.
And I thank you for your prayers as well. We are overwhelmed by it all.