Monday, April 9, 2012

Sharing the Good News

These past few months have been life changing for us. They have been filled with lots of ups and downs, prayer, excitement, peace, prayer, prayer, prayer!, more ups and downs, and more peace. Clear as mud? I am in a place I never thought I'd be and it is wonderful. At this point in my life, there is no doubt in my mind that a loving God is aware of me and His guiding hand is felt regularly. I am deeply grateful for His love and plan of happiness.

That being said it is time to spread the good news. We are hoping to adopt. I get emotional even typing it. My heart is full. That is they only way I can explain the way I feel. Our profile through LDS Family Services should go LIVE in a few weeks. I can't even believe it. The mounds and mounds of paperwork is daunting and has consumed me completely for the past 2 months. But we are through it and it feels amazing. Then the waiting begins. There are so many unknowns and we are doing our best to throw all of our expectations out the window because of the reality of the situation. Most couples wait and wait and wait and wait some more. All the while we are holding onto our hope. How can anyone let go of hope? It is what makes life wonderful.

I believe whole heartedly that we are doing the right thing, whatever that means...regardless of the outcome. I am excited at the chance that might be given us to share our love and add another member to our family. In the meantime, we will be sharing our story and getting the word out...in hopes that it might lead us to our miracle. You never know who it might reach. I have created a new blog that is adoption specific. It still may receive some face-lifts but it's close! If you're interested, take a look and share it if you are able.

Click HERE

Faith is a beautiful thing. I have been reminded that we must take steps into the dark before we see the light. As we have done this and continue to do so, our faith only grows. As we move forward, without fear and nothing wavering, we are blessed and strengthened. This, I know for sure.

19 comments:

*LaUrA* said...

Amy this is awesome!!

I read through your whole adoption blog and man I just love you guys!! How can anyone NOT pick you?!?!? It will happen and when it does that little babe will be the luckiest baby on the planet to have you as parents.
Heck I want to come live with you after reading your blog! You guys are just so much fun and so active and vivacious and your strength and testimony is just inspiring!

I will you keep you in my prayers that things will continue to go well and that it happens soon!!!

(p.s. in your very first post on the adoption blog the second paragraph is a repeat of the first one...just fyi ;)

Amber said...

This is so great!!! I'm excited for you!

MariePhotographie said...

This is such wonderful news! I read through your adoption blog and it made me miss you!! You are such an inspiration to me and I will pray for you guys as you wait! So exciting!

Justin and JoLyn said...

Amy! I, too, read through your entire adoption blog--crying. (I cry a lot!) I agree with Laura... your awaiting baby is the most blessed of all babies--and he/she will find you! We'll start praying as a family for you. Let me know if you want me to post a link to your adoption blog to my friends on Facebook or help in any way. Love you.

julie said...

I cannot even express how happy/excited I am for you. I love your blog. I only want to add things to the side like, "This is SO true, you have no idea!" And "they aren't just saying this to look good!" In fact, it may be understated! You two are just amazing. I want to round up every girl considering adoption in the world and convince them you're the ones. Not just for your sake, but because it'd be the BEST decision the girl could possibly make.

Jennifer said...

Congratulations! A good friend of mine has adopted her two children, and it is inspiring to hear about her experiences. It has strengthened my testimony of the love God has for his children. The child that comes to your family will be so blessed. Good luck as you begin the waiting stage!

Huszar Family - Idaho said...

You did it.....you made it public, YAY :-) I cried like a baby reading your adoption blog, oh man....lots of tears, I'm so happy for you and will keep you in my prayers everyday!

Emily said...

Congrats Amy that is so exciting. Your family will be in our prayers.

The Wilker Family said...

That is so great and exciting! My brother and sister in law have a 2 and a half year old and a 5 week old that have both been adopted through lds family services. It has been such a blessing to them and our family to watch that process. Adoption really is a miracle and we will be keeping your family in our prayers!

Tonya said...

yay!!! I'm so excited!

Ash said...

this is great. Adoption is such an amazing experience, and I only saw it from an aunt's perspective. I"ll be sure to keep you in mind. Good luck!

Steph Ulrich said...

That is great! You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Adoption is a wonderful thing.

Aubrey said...

That is amazing Amy! What a journey!! Some special little baby is going to be so luck to have you as a mom. So lucky.

Cara said...

It was so good to catch up. It has seriously been too long. I think your blog is great and so sweet. We'll keep your family in our prayers.

Cara said...

It was so good to catch up. It has seriously been too long. I think your blog is great and so sweet. We'll keep your family in our prayers.

Jason and Dana said...

I meant to say something Saturday night. i am so excited for you guys!!! Every time I read your blog I'm amazed at what amazing people you guys are. We need to get together more often!! We'll keep you in our prayers!

Huke, Lollie, and Gracie! said...

You are so good at writing how you feel so beautifully and sharing your testimony. Thanks for sharing it. It lifted me up today. Hoping for you guys.

Ashley said...

This is wonderful, I will keep looking back at your blog to stay updated. I will keep you in my prayers.

Dixie said...

Yay Amy! This is so unbelievably exciting!