shining moments

Nov 29, 2012

Have you ever longed for something so much that you could practically feel it?

Have you ever gone from day to day

thinking about ways to make this desire come to pass?

Have you prayed and prayed

wondering if somehow the answer was no

but you just hadn’t figured that out yet?

From the time I was old enough to play with dolls

I longed for my own little, sweet smelling baby.

I spent hours playing with my dolls

imagining myself as the Mommy.


life did not unfold for me the way I had expected.

My desire to have a child remained. Waiting.

Years went by until the fall of 1993.

I completed home study papers and by Thanksgiving was notified

that a little baby girl in Russia was available.

From the minute I saw her picture I knew she was the one.

Joy overflowing.

Shining moments all over the place.

It was a cold day that December 17th when I flew to Russia to meet her.

Never to be forgotten moments.

Heart in throat

Stomach knotted days

But on that day when I laid eyes upon her

the sweetest little baby girl with big brown eyes

and a smile that melted my heart

I experienced the wonder of my desire come to fulfillment.

The long years of wait

just added to the joy.

She was worth it

worth all the days of longing and wondering.

Well once more

I am experiencing the wonder of a desire coming to fulfillment.


not another child. Smile.


it’s a new website for Heartprints Coaching.

In just a few days you will see.

A long awaited desire

come to pass.

Some things take a long time to come together.

Waits are hard challenging our faith.


in the end

it is not only worth the wait

but the joy

that incredible sense of overwhelming joy in God’s goodness

celebrates His Timing

and His Way in our life.

So keep holding on, my friends.

Never give up.

Trust the One Who loves you more than anyone else.

His Way is always best.

Right down to the very hour.


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