Well, this is my second blog so here’s hoping I will get the hang of it. Firstly, I want to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone. Over the past twenty four hours since we announced this news to the “world” via social media, you all have been so supportive and awesome. Ken and I never would have imagined the texts, the private messages, the emails, the hugs that we would get just letting us know that you all are behind us and praying for us. That is all we could ever ask for.
Whenever you announce news like this, a lot of people have a lot of questions. Two of the first questions we got especially from our family members were 1. Why did you come to this decision and 2. How did you come to this decision.
1. Without going into too much detail(You won’t ever see too much detail on here. I am way too private!), Ken and I have been trying to have a baby naturally for almost two years now. This is not long in many parents’ eyes, but to us part of this time has been really hard. We had reached a point where we were going to have to choose either the fertility route or the adoption route. This should answer the WHY of the decision.
2. That leads us into the How we reached this decision. Ken and I have prayed about, talked about, and researched both options we had. Let me be clear, we do not think one option is better or more right than the other! We came to the conclusion with a LOT of prayer that there are already babies in this world that are conceived and that need a home, even a loud, weird, random home like with Ken and me. 🙂 We didn’t feel the need for the baby to be our own flesh and blood to be “our baby”. This is HOW we came to this decision.
I hope that this answers a few questions that some of you have. Also, let me just say, that we could end up having a baby naturally as well during this process. If that happens, then that is obviously the path that God is leading us down. Either way, in the end, we will have a baby in our hearts and in our homes, and we will love the baby just the same.
“Whoever welcomes a child in my name welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me welcomes also my Father who sent me.” Mark 9.37