The journey to finding our baby

Dear August,

Dear August,
“You can’t blend in when you were born to stand out” -RJ Palacio ‘Wonder’ You are 12 days old now! We love you so much we can’t even describe it! Your dad and I will look at you and look at each other and just cry. We prayed and prayed for your arrival. We didn’t know when you would join our family, b [...]

So how are things coming along?

So how are things coming along?
Image from Spiritual Inspiration   When we started this process over a year ago, we knew we were going to get asked some pretty random and crazy questions about all of this. I must admit, it’s harder to answer these questions that I thought it would be. We don’t have a lot of answers or the answers we do have don’t real [...]

Today

Today
Photo Credit Flickr, Krizia   I think many moms dream of their kids before they have them. Right? I think they dream of who they will look like, whose nose they will have, whose laugh they will have, etc. A few months ago, I had a dream about our baby. I woke up feeling that I had really just been with them. Last week, I dreamt we adopt [...]

My Whole Being Waits

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My whole being waits. Every inch of me waits. Somedays that wait overwhelms me. Somedays that wait gives me strength, like if I can get through this part which is sometimes excruciating, I can get through anything. Waiting makes me overthink and fills me with doubt. God knows we are waiting. He hears us crying for the family we are longing t [...]

Desperation and Distractions

Desperation and Distractions
We haven’t posted in awhile because, well, waiting can be rather boring. Thought I’d share a few things we’ve been going through! There are many emotions that occur throughout this process. One glaring one is desperation. I’ve never felt so desperate for something in my life. Our pastor said during his sermon a few wee [...]

Dancin’ the Afternoon Away!

Dancin’ the Afternoon Away!
If you’ve been following our facebook page, you probably saw that two of the nicest people decided to give the proceeds from their Zumba Party to our adoption costs! So I thought the least I could do is dedicate a quick post to Amanda and Lindsay to thank them for such an amazing gesture! Amanda had sent me a facebook message a few week [...]

Strings and Dreams

Strings and Dreams
  I’ve read and talked to many moms who’ve said they had dreams about their baby while they were still in their tummy. I have actually been blessed by having a few dreams about our baby! I don’t want to go too much into detail, but I woke up and undeniably felt them. It was an indescribably wonderful feeling. Last night, [...]

All in how you look at it

All in how you look at it
Perspective is a funny thing. I am one who generally sees the glass half full. Many say I am a pillar of confidence and hope for the future. A pillar, I tell you! One could probably also say that I put on a good front. Don’t get me wrong. I do have a lot of hope for the future, but I’m human and this adoption stuff is really stre [...]

To My Andrew

To My Andrew
December 22nd, 2007, Picture by Bryan Fenstermacher On Sunday, Andrew and I will celebrate our 6th wedding anniversary. This February, we will have been together 11 years. We met in high school and I fell in love with him within two weeks. I’ve shared this with many people, but I knew Andrew was going to be my husband when his first instinct [...]

“Second mom”

“Second mom”
From Allie I’ve been meaning to share this post for a few weeks now, but with the chaos that has been these final steps of getting on the list, I haven’t been able to. So here we go! When I left the traditional classroom to become an Instructional Technology Coach a year and a half ago, my goal was to make an impact on more studen [...]