Thursday, January 14, 2010

Man Makes Plans and God Laughs...

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.


  1. She is absolutely beautiful!!!

  2. Oh Heather, praise God! Isn't it amazing how he gives us the desires of our hearts? I know you are enjoying that sweet baby more than words can express! Congrats Mom!!

    Fran (FIAR)

  3. Wow! Awesome! :D She is beautiful!!! Congratulations!

  4. How wonderful! I am sitting crying with joy! Congratulations!!!

  5. WHAT AN AMAZING GOD WE SERVE!!!! I am so very happy for you. Congratulations on your sweet, new baby girl.

    Give that little DAUGHTER (wow, can you believe that?) a big haired hug and kiss from one of her Bracelet Babe Aunties.

    I love you!!!!!!!!

  6. Heather, congratulations!! I love that you have already changed your blog description to a 'family of five' and that it's true!!! How wonderful of God to give you the desires of your heart. Jill S from FIAR

  7. Congratulations!!! She is just beautiful! God is amazing!
    ~Jen Unsell (from fiar)

  8. Praise God ~ He is amazing!

    Teresa in Texas from FIAR

  9. God is AWESOME! So, so happy for you, Heather. :) :) :) \o/

  10. Congratulations Fischer Family! How was the labor Heather???:) We are so amazed at God's plans and we are praying for your family of five!
    The Garners
    She is Gorgeous

  11. Congratulations! Truly, God has marvelous plans for that precious child. Her steps have been ordered, and a way made for her in this big world. You are so blessed.