Prego Journey Update #…..

6 Mar

Not sure which number update this is.  I know its been a while so here is my update:

Andrew and I are still not pregnant…surprise!  (its not really a surprise, I just wanted to fancy that up a bit).  I stopped going to Kaiser.  It was making me crazy.  I hated every second.  There is nothing wrong with me or my husband (or at least nothing that the docs could find) so why was I putting myself through all that?  If there was something wrong that needed fixing, I might feel differently. 

So, I have been doing the natural thing to try to figure out how to maximize pregnancy.. taking my temperature, charting stuff, taking supplements.. all that jazz. 

In January, Andrew heard from God.  In a service at church Andrew specifically heard God say, “you can take care of my children by adopting.”  That same day, with not knowledge of any conversation between Andrew and I, a friend called and said that while I was leading worship, God gave her a picture of me with 2 kids on my hips.  These kids were not my biological children, but she could see that there was so much joy in me.  (Now I don’t know about the 2 kids thing, but whatever).

So… Andrew and I have decided to adopt.  Locally through Foster-to-Adopt.  We have filled out our paperwork but have yet to turn it in.  We are moving forward slowly.  We are requesting a baby at the age of 1 year or younger.  Gender, preference.

There is so much in the details that are out of our control.  Where is the child coming from?  How long will we have to wait?  What if we get all ready for a baby and the biological parent changes their mind?  What if we get presented with siblings? What if.. what if… what if…?

God, please be in the details we can’t control.  Please guide us and perfectly choose for our family the child you would have added to our lives.  In the mean time, protect that child from abuse.  Prepare our own hearts for a life change and protect our hearts while we wait.

5 Responses to “Prego Journey Update #…..”

  1. Carole Heinrichs March 6, 2011 at 6:13 p03 #

    Sounds like the prayer of a mother’s heart. God will give you your heart’s desire because you have allowed Him to be in control. Whatever “heart’s desire” He gives you –a biological child or an adopted child–WILL bring you great joy!!! There is unsurpassable joy when we are in His will! And the entire family will rejoice with you in whatever answer comes!
    Love ya! Mom

  2. Tricia Boganwright March 6, 2011 at 6:13 p03 #

    Thanks for sharing your heart. We love you and pray with you for God’s perfect timing and will. And we, like your parents, will rejoice in the answer God gives you. You are a blessing and inspiration to us all as you walk this journey of faith and trust.

  3. Alyson Steiner March 7, 2011 at 6:13 p03 #

    What a wonderful decision you guys have come to!! I will be praying and praying for you guys as you start this next phase of your family! God will bring just the right child(ren) into your lives, I just know it! There are not two better people to love and cherish a child than you guys. Whoever your children are, they will surely be raised with the love of Jesus surrounding them in the Boganwright household! Love you, Becca!

  4. nrsalley March 7, 2011 at 6:13 p03 #

    I ditto all of the above. We will love you, pray for you, & support you as best we can. With God in the lead, you’re in for an amazing journey. Love you both!

  5. amfunches March 14, 2011 at 6:13 p03 #

    That’s so wonderful to hear how God is speaking to you both and you are being obedient to what He is saying. I am a foster parent and see how the system works (in Texas), there are many children that need loving forever homes with awesome Jesus loving parents like you and Andrew! So excited to follow your journey! We will be lifting you up in prayer 🙂

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