Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Big news... She chose us...


This beautiful boy has something to share...  


He is going to be a big brother...
We have been chosen by a birth mom who is set to deliver at the end of December...

We are thrilled!!!

We know that this little ones life is in God's hands as HE/SHE has had quite the start to life already in the womb... 

As with any adoption... it is never easy, with out it's own share of bumps along the way, or with out risk... But we want this little to be where ever the Lord desires he/she to be... We are trusting in HIS faithfulness for us and that HE walks with us each step of this journey!  But we are praying of course that if it is God's will, that he/she will indeed be our baby!!

It was incredibly special to actually get the phone call from a dear precious friend that we had been chosen by this birth mom... I honestly was TOTALLY in shock...

Greg has always been the one to get the calls due to sort of strange circumstances with our other 2 domestic adoptions... So this was an extra special treat for me... 

To be honest, both of our other adoptions, besides our embryo adoption were drop offs... or stork drops as some call it... Hello????  Your baby is here!!!  Wow, talk about a great surprise...
So this is different.  It is a bit of a waiting game... We have spoken to the birth mom one time and she is in route to live where the agency is located as we speak... She will live there till after she delivers. She was sweet and good natured... We can't wait to be able to visit in person...  

She visits the doctor for the first "real" time tomorrow... We are excited to get any more information that might be available after that... Obviously, our prayers are that the baby is growing healthy and strong!  

This sweet Birth mom has her own precious, but difficult story... and for a number of reasons, immediately when I read her profile I felt my heart literally go out to her... Her story is similar to both Hope's and Isaiah's in different ways... Her story is like a combination of both of theirs... So we are familiar and pretty comfortable with it... which is nice... 

I am sure there will be surprises along the way... probably some hiccups and bumps... who knows maybe big mountains or valleys... Most of all we want to, Lord willing, be able to minister to this sweet mama and her other daughter... 

Anna and I are excited to go meet them in person in a couple of weeks... Thank God for flying at off times of the day and cheap airfare!  I hope that we can impress upon her that we love her, we are praying for her, and ultimately want God's very best for them all, including the sweet baby that she is carrying.  

But of course... we are over the moon excited... How do you guard your heart, yet prepare for this little one to come live with you and TOTALLY change your life! 

We are talking baby names, trying to locate the baby seat (how did that thing go mysteriously missing... I don't recall getting rid of it... maybe it was past it's expiration date???)  , and doing lots of mental planning and thinking on how this will all go down for our family of 9 when he/she is making their impending arrival:)

We would love your prayers for this precious lady who has chosen our family to raise her little one... Prayers for her and the baby's safety and protection and most of all that she, her daughter will grow to more and more know how loved they are... how precious they are... and how much our Savior loves them and wants to know them!  Thanks so much friends... 

2 comments:

Lara said...

How wonderful. Very happy for your family.

Jska said...

How exciting!!! What a joy! You're going to have an amazing start to 2016! Xx