Friday, May 29, 2009

James 1:2-3

"Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance". James 1:2-3

I never was pleased with the title of my first blog. I simply settled with that name for lack of anything better. I'm turning over a new leaf, and I'm going to blog weekly. I promise.

Lots of things are changing in our life, not only our blog. Yearning to start a family for many years, Justin and I have decided that God is in control of our life, and he has written our journey to parenthood. We have stepped out of the way and let him lead. This has lead us straight to adoption. There were many other options for us, every conversation lead us to the miracle that can be had with adopting a child. In January, we started looking for an agency and found Adoption Circle in Columbus OH. We've heard many great stories and have connected with a couple happy families who have nothing but good things to say about AC. In March we were accepted into the Domestic Infant Adoption Program, and now the roller coaster ride begins!

Our first Orientation and Education (O & E) was Tuesday, May 19, 2009. We were in a room filled with many couples who understand what we've been through, because sadly, most of them have been through it too. I pray for each and everyone of them as they begin this crazy process.

I will post much more information as we go along, but feel free to ask questions. We will be adopting a baby, we don't care what sex the child is, and have not narrowed down our decision on race, but we are praying about bi-racial, special needs, and Caucasian. This will be a learning experience for us all. We are very excited and want to share our story with everyone. I will ask 2 things, 1,please be positive at all cost, as we need all the support we can get, and 2, please pray for us, as this will be the hardest thing Justin and I have ever dealt with. Our love for each other is stronger than ever and we can't wait to share that love with a child. We thank God for the opportunity to experience this miracle. It truly is a blessing.


anysiaccord said...

wishing you guys tons of luck with the adoption process! i can't claim to understand everything you've been through. we had trouble concieving our second and we were extremely lucky to have him, so i know some of the frustration and pain involved, but not nearly what you have been through... i hope you get to have your child very soon! ((((hugs))))

LabLover said...

I wish you both the best of luck and I can not wait to follow you on your adoption journey! This blog is beautiful!!!