Monday, March 14, 2011

Full Circle Milestone Only God Could Have Made…

Approximately 22 years ago, I saw a beautiful baby girl come into the world. It was such a special time, as one of our birthmothers at Mercy asked me to be in the labor and delivery room with her as her support person. I was happy to do so, as I had been closely involved with this teenage girl who prayerfully made the decision to place her baby for adoption. I was quite amazed at her strength and courage, as well as the strong commitment to stick with her decision. This young woman had so much peace that I knew it had to come only from God.

I have had the privilege of watching this baby girl grow up in every stage of her life because her parents are close, personal friends of mine. YESTERDAY, I had the privilege of being a part of yet another milestone in the life of this young woman. Little did I know 22 years ago as I watched her come into the world that years later she would ask me to perform her wedding ceremony.

I feel the need to say that even though I can legally perform wedding ceremonies, I choose not to do so because it is really not my focus and because of having a limited amount of time. However, when Lainey asked me to do her wedding because that’s what God put on her heart, I really felt that God wanted me to make a one-time exception and honor her request. I am so glad I did because it was one of the most beautiful weddings I have ever seen!! I have no doubt that God has brought Lainey and Amadeus together to share a dream of serving God together and making an impact for the Kingdom. I so look forward to continuing to be a part of their lives as they grow together. I know that God has great plans for them as a couple (Jeremiah 29:11)!

Lainey and Amadeus

3 comments:

Lily Jane said...

This is so sweet. It's amazing how many lives Mercy Ministries touches!

Eric said...

Thanks for being a difference-maker, Nancy!!

Kristin Stegent said...

beautiful! :)