Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The day that changed our world

It was early January 2012. 3am. 
We had been trying to get pregnant for 8 years. We tried fertility treatments. They didn't work so we decided to adopt. We had gone through classes, background checks, and completed the home-study. We had to make a few improvements to our house, take pictures, and send them to our social worker. Then we would be all set for our info to start being shown to birth mothers. We were so excited!

Then I took one more at-home pregnancy test. At 3am. I waited, thinking it would be negative, just like all the other ones. It wasn't! We were finally pregnant! I ran up stairs and woke up my husband. He was so confused and so sleepy that it took him a while to understand what was going on and what I was waving in front of his face. He finally got it though. We hugged and he went back to sleep! What! How could anyone sleep at a time like this? My adrenaline and heart were going so fast I thought I could run a marathon.


On March 20th (the first day of spring) we found out that we were having a little baby boy. We are due September 2. We were so excited to find out what we were having but it came with a lot of worry too. We called the social worker for our adoption and told her what was going on. She told us that they would put our file on hold for as long as we needed and to just keep her updated. You see, there is a rare genetic disorder that runs on my side of the family. It is called X-linked hydrocephalus.  



Lord Jesus,
This life you have given us
is so tiny, fragile and vulnerable,
... safe in the womb of flesh and hope,
yet subject to danger and death.
O God of love, creator of Life.
Hear our prayer.
We want this baby so much.
Please grant this child of ours
a full term of nurture
the joy and mystery of life
and the blessings of your love.
Grant us the fullfillment of our dream,
a baby to cherish and protect,
a child to teach and guide.
and a blessing to our family. Amen.

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