Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Exciting news....and it involves a baby.....

Daniel and I have some exciting news....and no we're not pregnant.

We have been married 8 years. Some of you my have heard him share our story when he sings the song Hold On. He's only shared it a few times, but sometimes I still think our infertility is still a secret. We have wanted to have children for about 4 1/2 years now.....that's over 1/2 of our marriage.....we have been to special doctors and kept our hopes up and struggled when our hopes have been dashed. So for now we are taking a different road. We are going to begin the adoption process!!!!

We don't know what that will look like, but we are gathering information and spreading the word. We believe this is God's timing for us to walk down this road. We know it may take a long time, or could happen quickly. We are trusting God and His wisdom. He has definitely proven faithful when we have struggled with the pain of infertility. But He holds us as we struggle with the fact that life doesn't always turn out as we had hoped.

We are thrilled to think about the idea that He has picked out our children and we believe that we will someday be parents. Please pray for us and for birth mothers out there who may be considering adoption. :)
Thanks,
Emily

12 comments:

Glenna Marshall said...

I'm SO excited for you guys!!! We have been so blessed through adoption; Isaiah is a HUGE blessing! Let me know if you have any questions or if you need to bounce ideas off of someone who has been there. We're thrilled to hear your news!! I was listening to my iPod this morning on my walk and one of Daniel's songs came on and I was wondering how you two were doing with all the infertility stuff. I'm excited to hear your plans!

Chip said...

awesome

Songbird said...

Wow! That is great!!!

a wandering heart said...

That is great news! You guys will be awesome parents! Praying for the Lord to open the doors that need opening, and for you to have patience in this part of your journey toward parenthood.

Ron Edmondson said...

I'm so proud of how you guys have processed this decision. Your love for each other is so obvious when you are together. It will be awesome to watch this chapter of your life unfold.

Sunny said...

YAY!! Congratulations on the decision. I know this road may not be easy, but it will be rewarding. You will be wonderful parents!

Britin said...

I'm up for adoption..but only if Daniel will sing me to sleep.

Kim Radford said...

I'm probably a bit behind on hearing your news... BUT WE'RE SOOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!!!! You & Daniel will be in our thoughts & prayers... miss you guys.

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

How exciting! We have had several friends who have been blessed through adoption. We will keep you in our prayers as God prepares the perfect child for you, and prepares you for him/her. God bless!
Renee

Daniel and Christy Davis said...

Very exciting news! If you have any questions feel free to e-mail us...or we could meet you all out to eat sometime! Keep us up to date on how things are going! I am so happy for you guys!

Christy

Rachel said...

As a mother to two amazing kids (adopted from Russia and Kyrgyzstan), I can tell you that you guys are in for a crazy and wonderful ride. I am getting ready to start teaching adoption seminars, so please let me know if you have any questions. Adoption is anything but easy, yet in the end you appreciate every single step you had to take (though they don't always make sense). Look into online support groups...you will meet some of the best people and they will really be able to understand you like no one else.

Anonymous said...

we are also in midst of infertility... we have begun the journey of being foster parents and hope to be able to adopt that way also. i understand your pain and will pray for you in your adoption journey. for us it hurt less to stop medical treatments than to continue and i truly believe this is the path god has chosen for us right now! hold on has been so awesome for me... i love reminding myself that this life is not forever and god truly has something better for us!