Saturday, January 29, 2011

Here We Go

This is now the fourth time I've started to write this entry. Every time I start I get utterly overwhelmed and can't finish. So, I've decided to break it down into parts. Today is part one and I'm just going to dive right in.

We've decided to adopt a baby. As I type this, there is an application and a check folded neatly into an addressed envelope, ready to be sent off to our adoption agency. Even now, weeks after we've decided to move forward, my heart races every time I think about it.

I've been going back and forth about writing about it here but I've finally come to a conclusion: We wouldn't be doing this if it wasn't for Lydia. In a very real way, she is the inspiration. Until she was born, I never knew how much I loved being someone's mother and I never knew how amazing Micah was at being a father. Those were gifts she gave to us and now we feel like it's time to give that to someone else. This child, wherever they are now, will be loved exceedingly because Lydia taught us how to love. That is why I want to be able to talk about it here. Because whatever it is, she is a part of it still.

There are some incredible things that have already been happening in the wake of our decision but that will come in another post. Right now, we just want all of you who read and participate in our lives through this blog to know this. We would ask, as we have many times before, that you would lift us in prayer to the Lord as we begin to move forward.

Somewhere in the world (or maybe not even in the world yet) is a little person who is ours. We're ready to find them.

17 comments:

  1. You are an amazingly strong woman! We don't know each other, but I am so happy that you are at that place right now! Congratulations, good luck, and blessings to you!

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  2. I am thrilled for you all! You guys have so much love to share...what a blessed child this will be! And it's neat to think that Lydia will be his or her big sister. I can't wait to read Part 2!!

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  3. Jen, this is exciting in so many ways! We will be praying for you through the process.

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  4. this is such exciting and blessed news!

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  5. Wow! It seems so right to hear this announcement. Lydia must be smiling down on you with such pride and love right now! Good luck, God Bless, and prayers coming your way!

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  6. Lydia's impact is so far reaching still - because of her beautiful life, some child will be blessed with an amazing home and amazing parents. Truly happy for you :)

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  7. I am sending my prayers and I am very excited for the both of you!

    In Christ's Perfect Love,

    Cheryl

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  8. Wow! I am so excited for you. You both are great parents and I would love to be your kid! That little one out there somewhere is one blessed baby! I hope you are as blessed by your second child as you have been by your first.

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  9. Most happy wishes and thoughts and prayers for this lovely person who is coming to join you!

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  10. I'll be praying for you and Micah during this next journey. Can't wait to hear how God brings a new member into your family.

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  11. SOOOO glad to read your news!! Thank you for continuing to share God's love and Lydia's love with us. We know God will bless and bring you and Micah with a beautiful child. You are 2 wonderful parents. What a blessing!!

    All our prayers & love,
    Michele, John & Jay

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  12. Jenn and Micah,

    I am so happy for both of you. I have been reading since day one and this is very exciting news! It overwhelms me with joy so I can only imagine how you must feel.

    God bless you both.

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  13. Jenn
    I am so excited to read about your news!!!!!. Many prayers from Port Republic as you enter this new adventure.
    All my Love
    Niki

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  14. Thank you for sharing the good news. You continue to be in my prayers as you go forward with this new journey.

    Karen

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  15. You will both be in my prayers. God has already chosen a child for you and Micah - and this little boy or girl will be very fortunate to have such amazing, loving parents.

    Brenda

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  16. What an amazing decision to make! Lydia has shown you you can be the most wonderful parents to a child, and you will be again! She will always have a hand in how loving you are as parents:) I will be praying for you and your family while you proceed on this journey! This is such a wonderful thing you will be doing for another child! Whichever little boy or girl that you adopt will have the most loving and caring parents, they will be so very lucky to have you as their own! Blessings to you!! Prayers and love surround you and lift you up! HUGS, Amy:)

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