I am a happily married mom of two sweetie pies. I am studying to become an elementary teacher and enjoy baking, gardening, crafting and being with the ones I love. I come from a large family and I wouldn't change it. Life is crazy sometimes and I like it that way.
November 2010- Decided to start the process to adopt through Foster Care
January 2011- Missed our orientation meeting because of the flu, hopeful that we will make the February orientation
February 2011-Missed orientation meeting again, this time no sitter! Sitter set for March!
March 2011-Made it to orientation! Excited to start our MAPS courses in June.
My Journey To Motherhood- I always knew that I wanted to be a mom. I always pictured it- A house full of love and the smell of a well used kitchen. A birthday cake in the oven and my children and I in aprons. Laughter, smiles, messes, sweet memories and fun. These are all images I had in my mind when I hoped for the day I'd become a mom. While my journey wasn't what I expected, I now have those fun kids who love to help me in the kitchen and I enjoy nothing more than to bake them birthday cakes! Sometimes the dream in our head doesn't match with reality. Sometimes it's the fact that the dream is in our hearts that leads us to adoption and to our forever family.
This blog has been an idea in my head for the better part of 5 years. 5 years ago we adopted our first child. I am blessed to be the mom of two amazing miracles through adoption. My journey to motherhood has been joyful, lovely as well as painful and lonely at times. My hope is that with this blog I can express myself, my passion for adoption and also be a resource for others who want to learn about adoption or share their own stories. I will post adoption stories, treasuries of adoption related gift items and fundraisers. I will have guest posts and just the "stuff" that comes up everyday in my life with my family and friends.
10:14"But you, O God, do see trouble and grief; you consider it to take it in hand. The victim commits himself to you; you are the helper of the fatherless."
68:5&6"A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families, he leads forth the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land."