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  1. I found your blog through Amateur Nester. My husband and are currently struggling to have our first child. This post is so encouraging! I love that God is in the details. Details full of faithfulness and grace. This is beautiful. Praying right now that the Lord will bless you also with a child of your womb.

  2. beautiful. thank you for sharing. i am grateful I read this tonight, even if it did mean adding more tears to my tear stained face

  3. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing so honestly. I love your writing, but more than that, your heart in it.

  4. Louise Mckenzie says:

    I am so thankful that when I have too much pain or fear to even pick up His word He still speaks to me through others. He will not be denied no matter how much I try. Sometimes it just takes a little reminder that He is. His timing, His plan, His way and I wish it didn’t have to hurt so much but I will have to be patient and wait and pray, hoping peace will decend. Thank you Natasha.

  5. Amen and amen. So thrilled for you, friend. HE does all things well.

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      Yes, yes. <3

  6. kingmiriam says:

    I read this with tears flowing and my heart aching. I’m so delighted for you and your family. Its amazing and wonderful and encouraging to read such a wonderful story of redemption. It has touched my soul deeply this morning. You don’t know me but it felt like you wrote this just for me, put your hand on my shoulder and spoke these words to my broken heart. Thank you.

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      I’m so, so thankful that you were blessed, Miriam. <3 May you see God's redemption in your own life.

  7. Wilma Classen says:

    Oh Tashie, as we used to call you in Alaska when you were young like your daughter, my tears are rolling. Thank you Jesus for giving you this precious girl and a good husband. So glad she has grandma and grandpa Siegrist, too!

  8. Wow! Congratulations!! I have been following your blog for some time now and have read your book. It was SO exciting to read this post and it resonated deeply with me. We have been on our own journey through many years of infertility and also pursuing adoption — thank you for putting into words what many of us feel. Thank you for always pointing us to Jesus through the up and down of it all. Know that your story is having an impact and I pray God’s fullest blessings over you and your family during this time!

  9. Miss Natasha –

    Congratulations! It’s been a fair bit since I’ve stopped in – but the God-grande truth and beauty still reigns in the place. May He guide you and yours along this path.


  10. I am SO incredibly happy for you. Thank you for the beautiful reminder that God is good & faithful. I have been so encouraged by your posts! Celebrating with you & the arrival of your little girl!

  11. Melody B. says:

    I am just speechless. I am so happy for you and in awe at God’s glory and faithfulness.

  12. Congratulations!!!!!! I’m so happy for you and once again amazed by a God who is forever faithful and loves us with unimaginable love. Thank you for sharing your heart and your story with the rest of us. May God continue to be glorified! And may you find much joy and rich contentment as a mommy. Blessings!

  13. Oh Natasha!!! I’m crying so hard right now! I could fill up the screen with words but instead I will just say “God is good”. I am so happy for you. Thank you for sharing your story.

  14. So beautifully written, and such a wonderful testimonial of our great God. 🙂 Thank you for sharing this with us. 🙂

  15. Wow…just wow!! I’m blown away…the dates…the timing…you’re a MAMA!!! Wow! God is so good.

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      I know it. I am still in a bit of shock. Every time she calls me “Mommy” I want to cry. God is good.

  16. Oh, Natasha!! This is gorgeous and my heart is ridiculously overjoyed for you and your daughter, though I’ve never met you in person! Your daughter has an amazing momma.

    As a side note…just went to visit my own sister’s third baby in the hospital a few weeks ago…held my precious niece close and loved her dearly…but cried alone outside in my car. Thanks for the reminder that God redeems everything…in His way, in His time.

    Hugs and love to you, my dear friend!

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      Thank you, sweet friend!
      And I am continuing to pray that you will taste His redemption soon. <3

  17. sierravbrock says:

    I absolutely love reading your posts, Natasha. You are a wonderful writer, but you write about what matters. You write about hope & pain. You write about God. You write so others see Him. I love that. Thank you.

  18. Oh wow. I cried reading this. My husband and I are adopting a child right now and it IS both beautiful and sad. I’m so amazed that your daughter was born on the day you surrendered. 🙂 🙂

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      Isn’t it just incredible? Sometimes I think God is just up there smiling away and saying, “Hold tight, hold tight… I’ve got this.’

  19. This is amazing! Every single word tells the story of your heart. So beautiful. Praise God for redemption!

  20. Thank you so much for this, Natasha. Praise be to God! He makes beautiful things out of dust. And what a beautiful story for your little girl. He had a plan for her too and was calling her to Himself. Sweet glory.

  21. No words, just tears. Hind sight really is 20-20, especially when it comes to our seeing the paths that God has woven in our hearts and our lives. I’m always in awe of how He works the details.

  22. I’m so happy for you both! God is so good!! Blessings to you and your family!

  23. Phil Reaser says:

    Stunning, Tasha! Exhilarating! And thrilled for you! 🙂 Praise the Lord!

  24. Oh my, the glory….thank You Sweet Jesus…

    It’s a crazy thing, Natasha. How we sometimes feel so confined and strapped with time…days…dates… but this date He’s given you….it’s as if your tether has broken. Just as He said He would do for you.

    Redemption at its finest.

    Thank you for letting us celebrate with you! So happy for you!!!

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      Isn’t that the truth! I forget, so often, that God is not confined to time or days or dates. He IS. End of story. And He is always working and moving.

  25. throughmyFather'seyes says:

    Tears… again… of thankfulness, pain, happiness, sorrow… Rejoicing with you Tasha!!! I’m excited to welcome you to this glorious, gritty Adoption Momma Journey!!! 🙂

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      Thank you! I’m happy to join in with the many incredible adoptive mommies I know.

  26. Beautiful! It made my heart so happy to read this! Blessings friend.

  27. I love that the dates matter. I have so many dates of big days swirling in my head and love when God does something awesome to redeem some of the harder ones.

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      I’m still a little stunned that this story is MY story. I’ve looked at her birth certificate a dozen times to make sure that it’s actually the day I thought. So crazy-beautiful. I pray that you taste the redemption of your days soon, friend. <3

  28. Beautiful and thrilling. He indeed does all things well. <3

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      Oh, yes. He does.

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