My journey to motherhood started as a child longing to have a baby of my own and putting round objects under my shirt to pretend I was pregnant. I have dreamed of becoming a mother for as long as I can remember… but how it happened is nothing like I ever imagined nor hoped for. That . . .
Looking back, I find it hard to believe it has only been 7 months with all that we have been through. This journey with Baby Girl Z has surely been more of a roller coaster than I ever guessed the day I said "yes" to her placement. The game surely changed when I became a single mother of two . . .
12 weeks ago today my world changed in a way I really wasn't prepared for... Just 12 days before my life had forever changed when I adopted my son Grayson. Whose name was chosen because by the merciful "grace of God" I had been granted the son I had so longed for and prayed for... . . .
So this is clearly old news to most, but the addition of our latest member of the family less than two weeks after his adoption has distrupted things just a wee bit :) But this week the official photos came in from the amazing Erika Zane so I felt this post clearly was needed. I cried reliving . . .
These last few weeks, I just can't believe how quickly things have progressed and lined themselves out better than I could have imagined. Just a few weeks ago I would have said that I was doubtful we would make the June 8th date because it just didn't seem possible with the rate at which everything . . .
This week finally felt like our prayers were being answered. His ongoing caseworker had been on unexpected personal leave for nearly two months. In the meantime, a new caseworker was provided... whom we saw once to meet the state's monthly visit requirement. After that, it was . . .
Baby Merlin's Magic Sleepsuit - One of the first gifts I recieved from a dear highschool friend with a warning that it looks ridiculous but she swore it worked miracles... and ever since I put it on Lil G he hardly goes a night without it. Not the cheapest sleepsuit or sack, but it has . . .
This week we finally felt progress towards the next step... For weeks, our friends and family have been asking "what's next?" and "how long until the adoption is official?". In January I thought we would make the March adoption date based on the information provided by his caseworkers and . . .
Before... The casual dining area in the kitchen had already been upgraded with a new chandelier a few weeks after I moved in, but after buying the new round table for the space I eventually found myself wondering if the chandelier was a bit large for the space. I hope to reuse the old one in . . .
As the adoption day approaches and this dream comes closer to reality, it makes me reflect back on the journey to this opportunity. Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers. -Garth Brooks As a little girl, I never prayed to be a step mom, but I became one. I never prayed to be divorced . . .