It was three weeks ago today that Mike and I arrived at the hospital to be a part of our baby’s birth. We were so excited and nervous. The time had actually come for us to be parents and we were giddy. Elijah was born that morning while we watched The Price is Right in … Continue reading The Deepest Hurt
I can honestly say that I didn’t picture myself here 10 years ago. I guess we can all probably say that to some extent. If things had gone according to “my plan”, we would have two kids in elementary school by now, but our life has taken a different path. I can remember my husband … Continue reading Where are we?
Mike and I recently attended a parenting class through our physician’s office, which is a requirement of our adoption agency. Those enrolled in the class met in the lobby of the women and children’s section of our local hospital. As folks started to gather, it was quickly obvious that we didn’t appear to belong in … Continue reading Not Like The Others
I wish I knew what Mike and I had done to deserve such an outpouring of generosity from so many folks. We have received a ton of baby items (car seat, stroller, bassinet, bouncy seat and more!) from some great friends and family. I looked around our guest room last night and just smiled at … Continue reading Our village
Mike and I are wrapping up some last-minute items to get our profile book together. This is the book that potential birth moms will look at to decide if they would like us to raise their child. It’s a daunting task to try to put your life in a book! We’re hoping to show moms who … Continue reading Never Forget
Throughout the adoption process, you get asked a lot of questions by the adoption agency. Some are very personal and others are more financial based questions about your income, monthly bills and assets. One of the personal questions asked is, “How important is it that your child look like you?”. I guess they ask this for … Continue reading Choices
As Mother’s Day approaches each year, I’m reminded of the hurt I feel in my heart because I’m not a mom. When Mike and I got pregnant in 2010, my due date was around Mother’s Day and I remember thinking “How awesome is that!” What a great way to finally get to celebrate this one day … Continue reading Mother’s Day
We posted our announcement about our adoption on Facebook last night and we had an overwhelming positive response! We knew that folks would be supportive of our plan, but to read the encouraging words and feel the love through the computer was so amazing. Mike and I are so fortunate to be surrounded by so … Continue reading Oh how we are blessed!
So here we go on this crazy journey! We’re super excited and hope you all can share in the joy with us. We know this won’t be easy and is surely nothing we can do on our own. Please keep us in your thoughts, and pray for our family and the birth mother of our … Continue reading Getting started