From My Heart to Yours: Thank you. Thank you for taking the time to seriously consider this option. It's not easy, but it demonstrates how much you care about the life of your child. Thank goodness pregnancy is typically nine months and not nine weeks. Taking the time to consider an adoption plan is admirable - even though not everyone will agree. Please talk to your family about adoption. … [Read more...] about From My Heart: The 10 things I want all women considering adoption to hear . . .
In Part 1, I stated that my husband and I are mainly pursuing a private adoption for financial reasons. This is true and was our motivation at first. However, now it is not the only reason. If you have adopted, considered adoption or have ever talked to someone who has adopted – you have heard the process is expensive. It is so expensive it can be intimidating to a couple that would truly be great … [Read more...] about Pursuing an Adoption Without an Agency: Part 2
The blessing of adoption made my husband and I a daddy and a mommy. Nothing in our life has ever brought us as much happiness or more grateful hearts than the gift and vocation of being parents. From the time we first spoke of starting a family, we always dreamt of several children. So our journey to building a big family, we pray, is still not complete. We are presently hoping to be blessed with … [Read more...] about Pursuing an Adoption Without an Agency: Part 1
For the past year or so, I’ve been thinking a lot about the choice of abortion. Maybe it’s because I have longed to see a positive pregnancy test for ten years now. But honestly, I believe that’s only part of the reason. I have always been sad that abortion is a thing. The truth is, I know women that have had abortions. I also know it really wasn’t a choice they wanted to make. Another truth is, I … [Read more...] about A Miracle and a Lollypop
Waiting. The sheer thought of it is boring. Waiting in line. Waiting for test results. Waiting for prayers to be answered. Waiting for dreams to come true. Waiting for “this to shall pass” because, whatever it is, it sucks. I feel like God put me in “Waiting Boot Camp” several times in my life. Waiting to meet the man of my dreams. Waiting to become a mother. Waiting to see if and when we will … [Read more...] about Waiting Without Worrying
So, in case you haven’t guessed already, I am someone who prays – a lot. I’ve always been fascinated by saints and their stories. I’ve always believed if you ask them, they will pray for you. My patron saint is Saint Elizabeth of Hungary (my middle name is Elizabeth, and when I had to pick one of the many saints named Elizabeth in third grade, of course I picked the princess!). I pray “Saint … [Read more...] about Raining Roses