I just posted photos of Maddie and once I viewed my post I began to weep. I started this blog just over a year ago at a time when I had no hope. No hope of adopting. No hope of ever having a baby. Despair was my constant companion. We had been married 11 years and had tried adoption twice, IUI with donor sperm 4 times and nothing was working out for us. I was sure that we would never have children and my heart was breaking. Just how many heartaches can one person stand? Beginning our journey of embryo adoption terrified me!! All I could think of was more money, more time, more disappointment. In my wildest dreams I never imagined that it would really work! Oh, I hoped that it would. I dreamed that it would. But I honestly never thought that this day would come for us.
Now I look at her, the culmination of years of trying and praying for her, and I weep with thanksgiving and joy. I cannot describe just how full my heart is right now. I know that there are many, many of you still waiting. I know the pain that you are feeling, the grief. Please do not give up hope! It may be months, it may be years, but I pray that each and every one of you receive the desires of your heart.