Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Happiness comes in small packages

Happy Wednesday everyone. It's been awhile since I've shared any updates of my own. With my current illness issues, a back log of ALL the requests from Guest Bloggers (you have not been forgotten), and writing I'm maxed out. However I'm not here to talk to anyone about that today.

Today is all about adoption.

For those of you who are not aware, November is National Adoption Month. I plan on making a few shirts through Vista Prints so that in a few weeks should you decide to sport a shirt your state you can! It's been a very long experience but it's important to stay positive and so far it's paid off.

Last week we were offered an opportunity from a potential birth mother. She's happy, healthy, and was adopted herself. She is exactly what Trevor and I look for to add to our family.

This is the hard part. We don't know if she feels the same way... yet.

Our opportunity book was sent over and this week it is up to her to decide what families she thinks would make a good home for her child. We hope that it is ours, however we need to keep our head up high.

Our adoption agency lives by two mantras...

1. If they thought how we thought, they wouldn't be in this situation.
2. If this family does not accept you that means it is not your baby.

Now in real time these are not as easily acceptable but as time continues to pass you begin to understand just what they mean. My hubby and I are coping how we know but for now we are EXCITED to share that we are at least in the running for this birth mother. We hope she chooses us and I hope in the next coming weeks I get to tell you that we're expecting. But for now, we are hopefully in love with the thought of having a baby next February.

17 comments:

Bish Denham said...

Oh Jen. I'm sending you all the positive prayers I can that this young mother will choose you.

Laura Marcella said...

Wishing you exactly what you hope for! Sending prayers and positive vibes across the miles. Take care, Jen!

Nicole Zoltack said...

Sending up prayers for you!

Laurel Garver said...

Praying your parenting dreams come true at just the right time. We know you have so much love to offer, and believe the right birth mom will see it too! Hang in there, hon!

LTM said...

Oh, Jen! *sniff* I'm so excited for you guys. This is so wonderful--I've got everything crossed over here and prayers for you guys! :o) <3 <3

Cheyanne said...

Sending prayers for you Jen! I know waiting can drive you insane, but your future baby will find you one day and it'll all be worth it. <3

Jillian said...

My heart is bursting with love and adoration for you!!!!! I just know you two will have a new addition to your family very soon!!!

Praying for you. Sooo much love xxxxxooooo

Susanne Drazic said...

Jen, I will be sending good thoughts and prayers your way! I hope everything works out the way you want it to.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Will pray she loves your family, Jen!

Trisha Leaver said...

Sending you all my positive energy!

Jemi Fraser said...

Crossing my fingers and sending good thoughts!

Mimi said...

Fingers crossed for you.."what's for you won't go by you" (as they say in these parts).

Meredith said...

I've got my fingers and toes and everything else crossed for you!

Amy L. Sonnichsen said...

Oh, I hope you get good news, Jen! Thinking of you and your hubby! Talk about needing to exercise your patience muscle! <3 xoxo

Jessica Hill said...

hope you get good news, Jen! will be thinking of you and your hubby and wishing you the best! <33

Beth said...

Good luck! Nothing is better than being a parent.

Hope u r doing okay and feel better

Jennifer Hillier said...

Sending you and Trevor all kinds of good vibes, Jen. I hope it all works out. HUGS.