Well, it has been hard to keep this a secret...if secret is even the right word. But, for about a month now, Travis and I have been waiting to hear back from a young birth mother in Lexington. She has been trying to decide who to pick to adopt her baby.
This has been a very, VERY emotional process for us. I can't explain some of the feelings I have. Part of me feels anger...that having a baby isn't just as easy as one, two three for us. Part of me feels sadness, that a young girl has to make a choice whether to give up her child. Part of me feels nervous, I could be a mother very soon! But mostly, I feel anxious and excited. :)
WE can't wait to be parents. But, adoption has proven to be extremely stressful and emotionally exhausting. The only thing that keeps us going sometimes is imagining that little baby in our arms. Or picturing our baby meeting his/her grandparents for the first time. It is so easy to daydream...
The one thing we need from YOU family and friends is support. Over the next month or two, we hope to put together an adoption fundraiser. My Dad is in charge of setting this all up. And, could it ever be in better hands??! He has contacted some music friends of his. And, the show will be in Lexington. We don't know many details yet, but we do know a few select bands will be there including Sons of the Fridgidaires and my brother's band, The Wonder Years.
All proceeds collected at the door will benefit our adoption directly!!! We will be asking for no certain amount, but will be happy to utilize whatever you can give.
As we know more about our own situation, we will share more details about the fundraiser.
For now, we wait. Story of our lives ;)
We wait to find out if we will be bringing home a baby in the near future or if we will proceed with the Korean route with the hopes of bringing home a little one within the year.
Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers. And, remember...good things come to those who wait, right?
Sarah and Travis