Our FAMILY IS GROWING!!! Now I know you all are thinking I was going to announce that I was pregnant Oh that day will come, I am sure of it. But we do have news that I have been hiding from all of you and have been dying to share with you!!!
This is a post that I have been waiting to write for some time now. When you have a blog, you have to weigh out how much of your life you share with the entire world! I was waiting for the perfect time and realized there is no “perfect” time. I know that this opens us up the door to many questions from you all and honestly I am being super open so that I may be here for other women who may relate to our story.
In 2010 Matt and I decided that we wanted nothing more then to start a family. We figured I would get off the pill and everything would just happen. As I watched all my friends get pregnant ( as you probably noticed from all the baby posts) I was eager to get started. After about a year past, I started to get a little worried and decided not run marathons for the time being and cut back on heavy cardio as this is what “everyone” said was best. I refused to go see a doctor as I knew nothing was wrong and that all was in God’s hands and when he wanted us to get pregnant, he would do it. After two years had passed I then started to get a little nervous and decided to go to a homeopathic doctor. I won’t go into the depth of this visit, but let’s just say I didn’t get pregnant and I decided to just leave it be and pray. In the meantime Matt had been checked and everything was good (or so we thought). Two and half years have passed and in December we decided that if by the end of 2012 we weren’t pregnant we would pray about adoption. Starting this past January I decided to go to my actual Dr and get checked for a few things, but not venture into infertility treatments. All my test came back great, which I suspected (my body is all good).
We know NOW more then ever God is drawing us in the direction of adoption. Since the moment we were married, we both have agreed that we would adopt. Whether it be after we birthed our own children or before. Now I know what you are all thinking, “watch once you adopt you will get pregnant” we have heard it all friends! If that happens then we would be beyond blessed!! We are looking to grow our family way past three of us!
Adoption is completely terrifying yet ever so exciting. We are confident that adoption has been in His plan for us all along. It just took a few minor bumps in the road, which really means “bumps in the life that I had planned out for us to have”…for us to see His plan to so clearly. These were not “bumps” to Him. Praise be to Him!
There are so many different ways that you can adopt and we have been blessed to have friends in our lives that have adopt both privately and through the county. Through much prayer and wisdom we have decided to go through the county. We know that this won’t be any easy journey as having children always changes the rest of your lives, but we could not be more ecstatic!!
Most importantly, we are thankful for a Savior who has adopted us into His family! We have been convicted this past year about sharing the Gospel to others. We should not hide it; we should shout it from the rooftops! God offers His gift of salvation. He adopts us as sons and daughters in Him. “But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” (Galatians 4:4-6) What a beautiful picture of His grace and mercy!
Our precious child will be a constant reminder of God’s love for us and our family! Thank you for praying for us, as well as the baby who will soon be ours!
We can’t wait to meet the child who will fill these shoes!
I will be adding an adoption tab to the blog and will be sharing the journey there So stay tuned!