Monday, March 5, 2012

2012 so far...

So far, 2012 has been a blur.  I'm friends with many of you on facebook and many of you follow my other blog so you will already know kind of what's going on, but for those who don't...

In early January, we get an email stated it could possibly another full year before we bring home a child from South Korea.

January 11 we get an email from a cousin asking if we would be interested in meeting a friend of hers who has decided to make an adoption plan.

January 14 we meet "A" and decide to proceed with a private, open adoption plan.  Baby boy is due in March (just 5 days from my brother and SIL due date), but doctors suspect baby will be born in 3-4 weeks!

February- My uncle (my mom's brother) very quickly and unexpectedly passes away.  The day after his funeral, February 14, my Father passes away as well.  All in all, we attended 3 funerals and 4 visitations in less than a month.

March- My brother and SIL welcome their little boy...well, big boy, 9 lbs 6 oz, into the world!

We are now anticipating the arrival of the newest addition to our family this week.  No latter than Friday!

We are beyond excited, but there is still a large amount of grief to take into consideration.  Our gain is our birth mothers grief.  She is an incredibly brave and courageous woman whom I am so glad I have gotten the opportunity to know.  We are still somewhat guarded.  We know the possibilities, but we also know God is in control.  We are simply waiting and hoping in Him.


I really wish I could have been processing my grief here over the past month with so much loss in our lives and the grief that Ethan has expressed.  There is just SO much going on it has been impossible to do everything.  Thank you all for your prayers.

7 comments:

Heather @ A Little Hope in My Pocket said...

Wow. What a lot of emotions to deal with in a short amount of time. Many prayers for you - both for your losses and for you as you forge ahead with the adoption.

Jeremy and Megan said...

WOW! What a year it has been so far for your family!! So many ups and downs!! I will pray for comfort to the birth mother and for a healthy delivery to your baby! Good luck with everything this week! :)

Elainna said...

Mattie, praying, praying, praying!

Holly said...

continuing to pray for you all!!!

Amanda said...

Wow Mattie..praying for you and your family. I am so very happy for you, but so very saddened to hear of all of the deaths in your family...May God grant you peace..

Melissa said...

That is so much to deal with in a short time, I will keep you in my prayers and look forward to hearing the news of your new addition.

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

Keeping you in prayer...much love to you, my monkey! ;)