Monday, October 21, 2013

Today was 18 Years in the Making

Eighteen years ago today this super cute boy who gave me butterflies came to pick me up for our first date.  He took me to Knott's Scary Farm where I got to grab onto him every time someone jumped out at us.  It was a perfect first date.

Today I got to call this super handsome man that still gives me butterflies and tell him that we are going to have a baby very soon. 

We were chosen. 

We had to wait TWELVE days for this birthmom to make her decision, which may not seem like a long time, but when our last birthmom took less than 24 hours... twelve days seemed like an eternity!  But now I know why we waited twelve days. 

God had a plan. 

He wanted us to have this sweet confirmation of being matched on a special date.

Our baby is due on November 15th.  We don't know whether it is a boy or a girl. 

Right now we have two specific prayer requests:
  • That our birthparents would get to Utah quickly {that is where our agency is located and they are from another state}.  The sooner they are there, the sooner we will have more answers.
  • That God would continue to protect our baby that has had very little prenatal care.  We are so confident that God knew from the moment this baby was conceived that he or she was ours, so we are trusting in His almighty care.  
Thank you all for the support and love you have shown us.  We are basking in God's rich blessings today.


  1. Oh my goodness! Congratulations. So very happy for you Emmy! Can't wait to hear more :) God is SO good!

  2. Congratulations !!!! I'm so excited & happy for your family. I'll be praying <3

  3. So excited for y'all! I love this and my husband and I are praying for you!

  4. I am so thrilled for you and your family. God is good. SO GOOD! I can't wait to hear more. Congratulations!!!!

  5. I can't believe that we both get our babies almost the same day!!!!! Yay God is so fun!

  6. Wonderful! Your family and soon-to-be new addition are all in my prayers. Thanks for letting us share in your excitement!


  7. That is awesome! We were just chosen on Friday and our son is due November 14!

  8. Congrats! Praying for your family. You are so inspiring to so many!

  9. Not to be rude, but your prayers should also include this birth family. Entrusting a child to another family to raise is no easy task, and God is part of that plan as well. So prayers should be extended to the mother (and father) of this baby that God will give her peace in her decision and let her know that she is wrapped up in his love. I am not a birth Mother, but I have known many people from the adoption triad and I just think it is important to honor their part in the journey too.

    1. I don't think that comment is rude at all. We pray for the birth family daily! I actually have a post planned for November's Adoption Awareness Month about how much I love both of my children's birthmoms, one that I don't even know yet. I know that on the other side of the triad is a painful and heartbreaking journey. Our journey has been painful and heartbreaking too, but in a totally different way. I never EVER want to minimize the birthfamily's role... but for the most part I write to adoptive families. My ministry is not to birthmoms, because I am not a birthmom. I don't feel the need to mention the birthfamily in each post I write on adoption, and this post was specifically written to celebrate the amazing gift we had received that day. I appreciate you advocating for birthmoms, and I hope you can appreciate me advocating for adoptive families too.