Sunday, February 12, 2012

I can't believe it's actually real!

On Wednesday we made the final decision that adoption was right for our family! We have been thinking about adoption for a while and so we made the call for a meeting with the agency. After the meeting we were both feeling excited and so nervous, but both feeling that it is what we need to be doing. After praying we received the  sweet confirmation that the Lord has adoption in his plan for us!
I personally have been completely overwhelmed by the support we have already received from our families, friends and Bishop. I feel so blessed already and we have only made the first tiny step towards the end goal, a precious child. We decided on the blog title Growing in our hearts because of a poem that I read that already means so much to me.

Not Flesh of My Flesh
Not flesh of my flesh
Nor bone of my bone,
But still miraculously my own.
Never forget for a single minute,
You didn't grow under my heart,
But in it.
--- Unknown

I still can't believe that it is all real!  We are ADOPTING! We will be documenting our journey here on this blog so stay tuned!


  1. I'm so excited for you both! I love you!!!

  2. That poem means so much to me, it was given to me 27 years ago and I put it in Amber's room when she was born. This poem will means so much more to you when that little one is put in your arms for the first time. You will know with no questions that they are yours and that they are to be part of your family. I am so excited for you two.
    Love Karen (Mom)

  3. So very happy for you both,and wish you the best through this process. Keep us informed, and let us know if there is anything you need. :)