This is real life. In real life, tasks are constantly demoted on the “to do” list. Things you really meant to do and just do not get around to doing… especially as a mom. This blog is one of those things.
So I apologize for staying away for so long… but here is an update on our family:
We had our little miracle Charlotte Elise on February 24, 2015 at 1:06 AM after several days of prodromal labor and two days of active labor. She is named after my dad and mom and arrived on their anniversary. (Dad’s first name was Charles and Mom’s middle name is Elizabeth).
She has completely changed our lives. After sleepless nights, cranky days and toothless smiles, all I can say is… we LOVE being her parents. She is AMAZING.
As for having a sibling in the future for our precious one or looking once again at adoption, we have put everything on hold for now. All of our focus is on Charlotte. We will wait on the Lord for the next step. For the time being, we are simply enjoying our little miracle.
Things are going well. We are officially 17 weeks into the pregnancy. In just a few short weeks, we will know the gender of our little miracle!!!
A few have asked, so I will address the question of whether or not we will still pursue adoption. As of right now, all adoption plans are on hold. We can only handle one thing at a time. 🙂 Once we get further down the road, we will be able to revisit our dreams of adoption, especially internationally. But for now, we are focusing on this surprise gift from the Lord.
So it has been quite a while since our last post. Please forgive the silence.
Just know this… there IS a reason for it!
There are things going on behind the scenes that we are not able to share online yet. But we hope to be able to share some exciting news VERY soon!
What we can share is that we are completely finished with our foster care classes and we have received our home study paperwork this week… Hoping to have that completed soon.
Keep us in prayer, please. We need every prayer we can get!
Last week was a quiet one. No blogs to post. Nothing changed on the adoption front.
But a week of reflection. This past Wednesday marked the one year anniversary of the loss of one of the greatest men we have ever known… My dad. Our lives are eternally changed by his absence. Nothing will ever be the same. We have had to find a “new normal”.
And just a few days later comes “Mother’s Day”. While enjoying focusing our attention on my mom, it continues to ache in my heart that I am a mother with empty arms. My four babies await me in heaven… but what do I say if someone asks the dreaded question “do you gave any kids?” Or a pastor asks all the mothers to stand up to be honored (which they SHOULD BE)… Do I stand?
And not knowing where or how this adoption journey will take us sometimes leaves my heart with a simple ache.
This week was a quiet week…. Of simple reflection.