Thursday, October 10, 2013

A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!

Most of you who have been following me for a while know that I don't add too much personal information on this little blog. Mostly because it is a decorating and inspiration blog where you can see pretty things as well as get ideas for your own home. I want you to feel as though this is a space where you can escape from work, home, news and kids!

Today is a little different. You see John (The Hubs) and I have been going through something pretty amazing over this past year and I want to be able to share in the joys, concerns and excitement with all of you.



Right around a year ago we were going through a tough time finding out that we were not going to be able to have biological children of our own. It was devastating and a very emotional time for both of us. We grieved and cried for that loss. We had so much support from our friends and family, but what ultimately got us through this tough time was our relationship with each other and our faith in God. He brought us both out of that grief and loss to a time of acceptance and so much more......




If you would have asked me a year ago if I would be willing to adopt "someone else's" baby, I would have said absolutely not, no way. But throughout this year my heart has been changed and I can't wait to have a sweet little one to love and become apart of our family.

We started the adoption process last March and as of right now we are not matched with a birth mother or baby. We have our final home study at the end of this month and then we will truly be waiting for "The Call". We are both so excited to be parents and know that God has a little being already picked out to belong to us. So many unknowns....but so many amazing blessings ahead.

I will leave you with the verse that got me through this year. Life may not have gone the way that I had originally thought when becoming a mama, but my desires will surely be filled when that baby is in my arms someday.


"Delight yourself in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart"
~ Psalm 37:4



***Thank you so much for always supporting me on this little ole blog. I appreciate your comments and emails each week. You all have played a BIG part in my life...more than you know. ***

Back to your regularly scheduled decorating inspiration tomorrow!!

29 comments:

  1. So exciting! I wish you all the very best and can't wait to hear more about this journey!

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  2. Congratulations both of you!! May God shower His Blessings on your family!


    Sree

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  3. Woohoo! What a path you are on. Thank you for being open to this. It is a blessing to be able to share your love. (It sounds like you are adopting state side, yes?)

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    1. Yes..we are working on a domestic adoption at this time. Thanks for the sweet comment! It does take a lot to put yourself out there for the world to see!

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  4. Thank you for sharing! Sharing in your excitement as you wait for the call to get your baby =]

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  5. That's so exciting! I will keep you in my prayers!

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  6. Congratulations! So excited for you. :)

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  7. So exciting- congrats! My sister has been through adoption twice with both of my nephews and it's not an easy journey but it's so worth it! God has a baby planned for your family and it will be one lucky baby. :)

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    1. That is so neat to hear about your sister! I am excited to see what the future holds! Thanks for your sweet words!

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  8. There couldn't possibly be any two better parents for the task!! Love you guys and CONGRATs!

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  9. Love the announcement :) Our prayers and positive thoughts are with you and John as you continue down this exciting journey!

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  10. You two will be AMAZING. Can't wait for the little being to arrive! You know, you have all the support and love from us Smiths. ;)

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    1. Thanks sweet friend! So excited to share the news with everyone. It is almost a relief and somehow seems more real now! xoxo

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  11. So exciting! Congratulations!! I can't wait to meet him or her! :)

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  12. Good things come to those who wait ... I'm sure it will be a wondrous moment when the little gleam in your eye is put in your arms.

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  13. Beyond excited for you!!!!! Yay!!!!

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  14. Love love LOVE seeing this blog post!! So glad you're almost through the process and I can NOT WAIT to meet the little one God delivers to you!!! Love y'all so much!!
    Steph

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  15. Hello. Came over from Megan's (Honey We're Healthy). Not sure if you follow along with any of these lovely ladies, so I thought I would share: Isaiah 55:8-9, Cupcakes and Mud Puddles, and Mini Manor. All have adopted and shared their stories on their blogs. If you get a chance, check them out. They are all wonderful women with amazing stories to tell. I look forward to reading more on your blog.

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    1. Thanks so much! I do follow Mini Manor, but will check out some of the others! xoxo

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  16. Amy!! I was out of the loop last week working on a client's kitchen and spent this morning catching up on my blog reading. So excited to see this update from you! Congrats to you both! Thanks for sharing with all of us... and let's find a time to catch up in "real life" soon!

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    1. Thanks Holly! I would love to meet up with you very soon!

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  17. How exciting! I have had many friends who have and are adopting. Such a beautiful gift.

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    1. Thanks Paula! I am excited to see what is in store for our little family this coming year!

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  18. Amy, so happy for you and your husband! Can't wait to see the precious child that God has planned for you. Love the verse you shared. Isn't it funny how God can change our desires?

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  19. Amy, I'm just catching up on your blog and just wanted to say how excited I am for you and congrats!

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  20. Amazing Amy! Thank you for having the courage to share this. I am so excited for you guys. You're little one is definitely going to be a lucky one :) Love you girlie!

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  21. Congratulations on your news! I am so happy for you and that your journey has led you to this, and with faith. It's a beautiful thing! Cute way to announce it btw! I'll be following you! xo Nancy

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