David and I have been married seven years. And for year seven we're hoping to complete our family.
Nugget and Lady's trial will begin at 9 am on September 22nd. The decision made there will ultimately lead to either their eventual return to their birth parents, or to us being allowed to adopt them. A decision that will effect two families for eternity, a decision that will effect two little babies forever. A decision I am glad I don't have to make.
And as if that wasn't enough. A few months ago we found out why year seven will hopefully make seven... We are also expecting another baby!
Although we lived in a state of complete shock for several weeks, it has now become a reality. We told the kids, we told the families, and now there is no looking back. We are very excited, completely overwhelmed, and grateful that God knows better than us.
We had made a decision several years ago, that with the syndrome that Tre and David have, and the likelihood that any of our future children would have EEC Syndrome(and it's large and scary spectrum), and mostly our desire to adopt, that we would build our family through adoption from there on out.
As a woman, when we made this decision, I mourned the fact that I would never be pregnant again. I always knew that I would love any baby that was "given" to me. I honestly didn't ever think I wanted to HAVE more. But I also didn't know that my first pregnancy would be my last. I wished I had done things differently, mostly I wished for a different birth experience, and a chance to do it again without the fear and doubt that over shadowed Tre's birth and first few months home.
So without fear and doubt, and with joy and excitement, we will hopefully add an additional *three* to our family over the next six months. Nugget, Lady, and baby five!
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