Baby Walker will be joining our family January 4, 2013.  

Here is the story of our miracle thus far:

While in Memphis for a Mother's Day weekend trip we were contacted by a dear friend who told us about our birthmom "M".  We quickly read through the information and sent her an email with much hope and constant prayer.  The following 3 weeks we checked our email in hope all hours of the day.  One Monday after we had fasted on Sunday we received the email that changed our lives forever.
"I feel so strongly that this is where my child needs to be placed; with you and your family. The lord works in mysterious ways and after praying very hard about the decision to place him/her with you guys I know its the correct decision."
Over the past month we have had such the amazing blessing of getting to know our birthmom "M'.  We know that many may claim to have a great birthmom, but ours is the most amazing person we could have ever imagined.  We have such a deep love and appreciation for her and the place she will forever have in our lives.

Last week we received this picture of the ultrasound and in 3 weeks we will find out if Baby Walker is a boy or girl!

We are so grateful for all the prayers and blessings that we have already received during this process.  So many people have been so kind in supporting us and sharing our story.  We have never felt more blessed than to have "M' be a part of our lives.  Please continue to keep us, "M" and baby in your prayers.  Miracles do happen.

Wonders, Worries, and Weeks

As the weeks seem to zip by new things seem to occupy our worrying and wondering.

Wondering:  When will our child come?  Where will our child come from?  Who will our Birth Mother be?  What will we name our child?  Will our child be a boy or a girl?

Worries:  What do we need to do to be ready?  What do we plan for the future?  How do you become a parent?

The waiting is amazingly two sided.  The first side to it is the constant state of simply not knowing what is next and trying to remain patient.  The second side is the sweet blessings we have been given in many ways for the people we know.

We want to again express our gratitude for all who have reached out to us and even those nearly 5,000 people who have viewed and shared our video.  Please don't hesitate to ask questions if you are curious or wondering about our status.  The most commonly asked question we have received over the past month is what kind (race/gender) of baby will you receive.  The answer to that question is that our adoption preference is any healthy baby because of our limited ability currently to take care of a baby with special medical needs.

What now?

The question of "what now"not only applies to what should we write about today on the blog but what should we do.  The hard part isn't the waiting but the wondering.  We understand the process will take time and are patiently waiting but is that all we should be doing?  It seems like we should be always working on things to help us be prepared to adopt but when do we just live our lives and wait?  The trick will be to continue to live each day as a hopeful adoptive couple in waiting and have that just be who we are.  It is hard to just live life normally because we feel as if we aren't dedicated enough or caring enough about our adoption process.  The truth is there is only so much we can do to prepare and then after that we just have to wait and be ready for whatever may come.