...BUT have you ever tried keeping a secret like this for over a year? It gets less fun with each month... and at some point you pack away the baby booties (to be unwrapped at the next family gathering followed with shrieks of 'SURPRISE')... and you book that doctors appointment. Which leads to some very black and white letters on this piece of paper...
His favourite thing in the world is an aeroplane and he is full of hope and expectation that one day he will be chosen.... to fly in one with his mom and dad to be. But in his words "I must be patient, I can't rush it" and so he draws pictures and keeps on hoping for his forever family. Well, Love is in the air because I got news that the little aviator boarded an aeroplane this weekend
When I got the message, I felt Christmas lunch tired and all 'NO-like' but I know how this goes.... i'll wake up the next morning without brain-bloat and will at some point have a solitary sandwiched thought wondering what the course would have been like, in-between stepping on lego, saying 'no' 10 times to a snack 1 minute after little noses turned up at their breakfast and mopping up spilt milk.... OR I COULD JUST SAY YES and probably LOVE IT... which I did...
When I first started writing here, it was merely to exercise some thoughts and have a personal mini therapeutic heart workout - quite often between my head, heart and God. I found myself wading through the mudcentre of our particular yet-to-be-met-family-desire, with no idea of how things would work out or if they even would... … Continue reading Sharing our stories
Little did they know that through all those tears and years of struggling to start a family, Tripp and Evalynn were frozen… just waiting to be adopted.
I’ve thought a a lot about why these stories have impacted me so deeply and apart from seeing certain similarities in our own ‘unexpected parenting journey‘ and wanting to be best friends with every single one of these families, I believe these are three real reasons...
Two weeks after sharing our Adoption Story on CCFM radio another talk show host asked to interview me on our Embryo Adoption story. So here it is - my journey to experiencing pregnancy and carrying my absolutely gorgeous (adopted) son into the world. YES, you read that right! Today we have two beautiful children and never in my wildest dreams … Continue reading On Radio: “Embryo Adoption Story”
I was recently approached to share our Adoption story live on radio. Once I managed to get around the unforgiving LIVE part and a tendency to hug my words with 'ums', I was actually super excited! Turns out I was streamed live on facebook as well but I decided to stick to my 'face for radio' debut instead 🙂 It … Continue reading On Radio: “Adoption story of hope”
I constantly have my antenna poised for opportunities to chat to my children about adoption. My son is still too young to understand but he's party to the lingo and conversations that I have with my daughter. Thankfully I rarely need to cold call bring it up as I find everyday chats have made way for me to weave their … Continue reading Books on Embryo Adoption
In September 2010, I was asked to speak at a conference in front of 600 women. Gulp! I said yes, NOT FOR THE LOVE OF PUBLIC SPEAKING AT ALL!! Bright lights & early mornings are not my comfort zone, but something resounded in me and I just knew that this was absolutely what I had to … Continue reading Finding spring in winter