Prego Journey Update

5 Jul

Its been a while, and since I had posted a series of fun blog posts, I decided it was time for a real update.

This month I got lax on doing the temperature taking, charting, fertility awareness thing. I think I may be done.  It is emotionally hard to pursue 2 avenues whole- heartedly: pregnancy and adoption. I feel like I only have the emotional energy for one.

So, Andrew and I have started taking steps towards pursuing adoption. Started paperwork through a very established and well-oiled organization called Bethany and went to an 8 hour orientation.  It wasn’t quite what we had expected and so we felt like our pursuit has come to a bit of a halt.

Physically we haven’t done much since then but God has been bringing people to us to give us confirmation and amazing information about how to exactly step into this journey.  After a crucial conversation with a great couple we got connected with while in DC, Andrew and I have opened our sights a bit wider: when we weren’t open to international adoption previously, we now are.

When we got home from DC, we were told from a friend that she had a sister’s friend’s mom’s cousin’s neice (exaggerating) who was pregnant with twin boys and was interested in meeting with us about adoption. So after imagining for a few days what is would be like to have twins, I  found out she is thinking she is keeping them.  I can’t imagine the turmoil of trying to decide to give up my children so I definately do not fault this girl, but it did make me think: “so starts the up and downs of the adoption process.”

So here goes: we want to adopt.   Not only do we want our family to grow, but we feel like this is the direction God is leading us. We are called to take care of orphans and we have an opportunity now to fulfill this calling. 

Prayer ideas: pray for direction, for God to perform a miracle so great that He and He alone gets glory through our story, for this to happen quickly (that is my selfish one), and for the mother who decides she loves her child enough to give them away.


5 Responses to “Prego Journey Update”

  1. Nicole B. July 5, 2011 at 6:13 p07 #

    I’m praying for you. Love you.

  2. Tricia Boganwright July 5, 2011 at 6:13 p07 #

    Love you too–and praying for you each step of the way.

  3. Jim Heinrichs July 6, 2011 at 6:13 p07 #

    Act 2:25,26 For David says concerning him, “‘I saw the Lord always before me, for he is at my right hand that I may not be shaken;
    therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced; my flesh also will dwell in hope.

  4. Katy July 8, 2011 at 6:13 p07 #

    Yay!!! I’m so excited for you guys. So I’m confuzed though, are you adopting internationally or domestically or have you not decided?

  5. Jenny July 9, 2011 at 6:13 p07 #

    How exciting! If you end up with twin boys, I got you covered in the clothes department. 🙂

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