I am a wife, mother, daughter, granddaughter, sister, daughter-in-law, sister-in-law, teacher, musician, artist, lover of all things creative, worshiper of Jesus who has, over the last five years, endured and survived the pain of infertility, adoption fraud and loss, a massive job change that redirected my entire career, the birth of our first child through open adoption, and what seems like so much more that I cannot seem to put into words at this point.
When we had our Entrustment Ceremony, (a ceremony where the birthparents "entrust" or give over the child to the adoptive parents) we lit a candle--much like a marriage ceremony--and Psalm 139:13-14 was on the candles.
For you created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
I marvel at the creation of the life that Abby delivered to us. I am still astounded by the many small things Abigail does or says that remind me of my husband, Matt, or her birthmom. My mom has said she cannot believe how amazingly similar she is to me at that age. I cannot help but believe that as God was knitting Abigail in Abby's womb and in my heart at the same time, he reached down and in his inifinite wisdom, took pieces of Matt, Abby, Abigail's birthfather, and myself, and wove them all together to create our beautiful, darling, little girl.
He's just that kind of God.
So, the postings on this site will be about lots of different topics, but I will have to take my time telling our story. I plan to give an overview first and then just write about specific incidences that have shaped who were are as an adoptive family.