Friday, March 12, 2010

Adoption!

Good morning Blogging World!  If you don't follow me on twitter then you don't know this already, so I am sharing :)  MR.P and I decided it was time to start a family.  So after talking and praying about it for a while, we decided that adoption was the way to go for our family!  We couldn't be more excited/scared to death about it!!  We sort of started the process last night by filling out the preliminary application.  This will only get us approved to move forward.  Plus, we found out there is a waiting list for the Country we want.  So hopefully we can get put on that quickly.  We can't really start the process until July.  They have requirements about being married for 3 years for the countries we are looking into...and July 13th is our 3 year anniversary!  But, its ok.  We are fine with the timing of everything.  It will give us more time to prepare and get ready for the next phase in life.  We are hoping to take a trip for our 3 year anniversary.  We will enjoy our time together and the process of adoption.  I don't want it to be more stressful than it already is.   


Quick story on how we decided it was time to start thinking about adoption. 
On Valetine's day MR.P took me out for a special lunch after church.  We started talking about the fact that in one year we wanted to be farther along in our little family.  At least farther along in the process.  So right then and there (inside Macaroni Grill) we decided we would start praying about adoption.  It was a special lunch and I will always remember it!  Well, I had this fear that adoption was just something that I wanted...not necessarily something that God wanted for us.  But, I wasn't sure.  So later that night I got an email from my sweet friend Lyndie asking us if we wanted to either babysit for them to go to this adoption meeting or to actually go with them!!   I was in awe!!  My mouth dropped open and I asked MR.P if he wanted to go.  So we quickly emailed back and said we would babysit at another time, but REALLY wanted to go with them to this meeting.  I am so thankful for times when God shows me something to affirm what my heart already desires.  He doesn't have to do that, but I sure do appreciate it when he does!!


So in sharing this exciting news I just want y'all to know this blog will start having a few updates on our process.  I will still share all of my normal projects and such, don't you worry.  But, if the process and what's going on with us bores you, then I am so sorry! 

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!  I am headed to lunch with my sister and 2 nieces today.  Always a bright time in my day!

25 comments:

Emily said...

What a wonderful decision. Looking forward to your updates!

♥Amber Filkins♥ said...

Yay! Congrats! That is SOO exciting! We've thought about adopting. I am so happy for you!

And, you shouldn't have to apologize for what's on your blog! If people really like you {and they do!} then they will follow. :)

Jennie said...

Oh Bethy! I could not be more happy for you and this huge news! What an adventure you are about to engage in. You will make some lucky baby so incredibly happy!

Julianne Hendrickson said...

AWESOME!!!! I am so excited to hear that good news :) Congrats and keep us posted!

DASH Photography said...

Congrats! Such an exciting time! Adoption is very dear to my heart...my dad was adopted and b/c of that I had the best grandparents in the world! :)Can't wait to hear more updates!

Nicole-Lynn said...

I think that is so wonderful! Great news! Congratulations! :)

Shorely Chic said...

How wondeeful and exciting for you and Mr.P!! Your faith is so inspiring, and I wish you the best in starting this great new chapter :)

Jessica Dent said...

When I was in college, my sorority volunteered for Bethany! It is an awesome organization. Best wishes :)

Kendall said...

Thank you for sharing your heart and story for adoption. When I get married I would love to do the same...so I am excited to hear where God takes you on this journey and maybe learn a few things! What country are you guys trying to adopt from!

Red said...

This is wonderful Beth!! I am so excited for you! wow...so awesome.God is great in affirming your heart to adopt!
Oh you guys will be great parents!
will be praying for you!

Scientific Housewife said...

That is so great! I hope the process goes smoothly for you!

lauren elizabeth said...

What an exciting and wonderful decision! So excited to share in your journey!

Dayka (Life +Style) said...

very cool. congrats!

Mike and Kristen said...

Hi Beth! I just read your comment on my blog and I am so, SO excited for you! Congratulations on your decision to adopt! Speaking from experience, you are about to embark on the biggest rollercoaster of your life, so sit down, hang on and be ready to be completely awed and humbled by what God has instore for you! Please, please call or e-mail and I will be more than happy to share our adoption stories with you and answer any questions you may have! You can e-mail me at kmfroehlich@hotmail.com or call me at 706-201-0699. Thank you for putting a smile on my face today!

Blessings,
Kristen

Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

This is HUGE, SPECTACULAR news! I am thrilled for you and your husband!

Kelly

Carter Nitty Gritty said...

Congrats! How amazing. I hope everything goes smoothly and quickly. This will be an wonderful journey! The thought of giving smoebody, a child, a home is simply breathtaking. There are honestly no words to describe how special that is.

Carter Nitty Gritty said...

oops somebody....and not just a home for the child but a family....a mother and father!

kakalderman said...

Congratulations and Good Luck! Praying for your sweet little family and the whole process to go smoothly.

Katie said...

Hey Beth! Your post just truly touched my heart. I will be praying for you and your husband during this time. Please please please keep sharing with your bloggers. It makes your story so wonderful that you can share it with those pulling for you! Have a wonderful week!

Katie

Haven and Home said...

Hi Beth,

This brought tears to my eyes, God is so wonderful and His timing is perfect. I can't wait to share in this journey with you. Adoption is something that is always in my head. Please let me know if you need anything!

xx,

Marianne

Brian and Ashley said...

Beth-I am so excited for ya'll! God is good and faithful- I know He is going to use you in magnificent ways through the start of this new family! I can't wait to hear more!

carrie baker said...

Beth!! That is wonderful, exciting news! I can't wait to hear what God does throughout the process. Your blog is so cute, by the way. Hope to see you around soon.
Oh, and have you seen this blog?: http://doyleadoption.blogspot.com/
It is the sweetest story..

SogniSorrisi said...

All the best to you as you begin this wonderful process!

Henninger Family said...

Congratulations!! You should check out this blog - and her journey with adoption! http://whenhellomeansgoodbye.blogspot.com/

Taylor @ The Undomestic Momma said...

Okay now Im caught up :) So excited for you! We are starting our adoption process soon..Im scared too but so excited!