I’m not sure what to title this….

Life….it is filled with ups and downs, highs and lows.  The past 12 months have been like a roller coaster ride.  With every thing that brought hope, the end result was pain.  I kept trusting to the best of my ability, because every failure meant we had to be one step closer to the baby God had planned for us.

Well…..we have been keeping a secret.  The decision initially to keep quiet was to protect our hearts and, really, the hearts of others.  We thought it would be easier to keep it a secret, but it turns out I am just dying to tell you this…….

Lord willing……

We are adopting a baby GIRL due in July!

So many emotions come wrapped up in that announcement.  We are ecstatic!  We are terrified!  We are cautiously optimistic!  We are hopeful that finally our dream is coming true.  It has been very difficult to put our hearts out there again, but we will never experience the joy unless we do.

Please pray for us.  The stress of the years of failure weighs heavily and threatens to steal the joy of this time.  Pray for our hearts and that this is what all the pain was for…..to get us to this moment….this baby…..this miracle.