After years of struggling to conceive a child of our own, I had an epiphany—I wanted to be a mother much more than I wanted to be pregnant. How could I continue to pray to God for a child of my own if I wasn’t open to all the ways He could make that happen? Our journey to be adoptive parents was amazing. We were chosen by an expecting birth mother and went the very next day to meet her. When she didn’t arrive for our appointment, it was a terrifying moment that soon became pure joy--she had delivered that very evening. When we did return home three days later, our baby daughter was with us.
Words cannot express the joy and happiness our baby girl has brought to our family. Nor can I express the admiration and gratitude I have for the young woman who gave us so much. We strive every day to honor her by raising a strong, happy and very, VERY loved young lady.