Tuesday, December 23, 2008

An amazing day!!!

I am thrilled and exhausted!!! Thank you for all of the prayers for this day and our whole journey to date. 

We met our birthmother today and it was wonderful!! She is smart, and pretty, and funny, and upfront. We spent an hour and a half with her. She invited me in for her appointment and I got to hear the baby's heartbeat. 

We took some pictures together. It was a little hard to say goodbye. She wants a completely closed adoption, so this may be the only time we ever get. I didn't know I would care.

She says she is completely at peace and sure about her decision to place and to place with us. She got to see that our profile was a real representation of who we are. 

If she does place with us, she will forever be in my heart. I will always pray for her.

We are almost finished with our homestudy. Good thing, since he is due in 15 days. This is not her first child and she says all of her children have come exactly on the due date. She is ready now though. Wouldn't that be crazy if that happened again for her??? Not to mention, he is due on her birthday. Bittersweet, don't you think?

We talked about a lot of things. I wanted to know her interests and hobbies. She was very open. Of course, things were a little weird, but considering the circumstances, I could not have asked for a better meeting. God is good. 

It was a long exhausting day, and Dale is already passed out. I am next, but I couldn't go to sleep without telling my blog fam what happened today. We only got home about 20 minutes ago, because we raced home to rehearse with the worship team for Christmas Eve services. 

In case I don't get to my computer tomorrow, have a blessed, wonderful Christmas!!!


Salzwedel Family said...

Merry Christmas Lauren & family! I am so happy things went well today. What an amazing blessing.

Lisa said...

what a blessing,the birth mom seems beautiful and very unselfish,she is doing a very hard thing but I'm so glad that she has choosen a God loving family.Merry Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours! I am glad things went well today and that she was willing to answer all of your questions.

Katie said...

thanks for sharing your story with us!
following your journey, praying your baby home.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Amazing. I am SO glad you got to meet her. What a brave woman.

Danielle said...


I am so happy that your visit with the birth mother went so well. I hope we can chat before we have the meeting with our birth mother. I would love to get some pointers from you!

Debbie B said...

So glad that your meeting with the birth mother went well. It's amazing just how much you do care once you're in the situation.

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