Friday, October 21, 2011

One more bump in the road. . .

Yesterday we got the call that the birth mother considering us had narrowed it down to 2 or 3 couples, and we were still in the running.  We talked with her for a while on the phone so she could get to know us better and it went pretty well for the most part, but today we got the phone call that she chose another couple. 
We are okay, but still sad.  It was exciting to have the possibility for a while of having a son.  We would like to thank all our family and friends who walk with us during this difficult time in our lives.  It's nice not to have to go through this alone. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Refresh Button MANIAC!

Ever hit the refresh button on your email literally dozens of times a day?  I sure have.  Especially when Tyson and I were dating.  Just couldn't wait to get that next email, and read it, and reread it. 

Well now I'm at it again.  I'm dying to get that next email or phone call from the agency.  A birthmom received our picture book yesterday.  Not sure how many other couples we are up against, but she is chosing-- RIGHT NOW! 

Please tell us quick that we aren't chosen, like ripping off a band-aid!  Then we will take a deep breath and keep on truckin'.  What if we are chosen?  That's pretty scary too!  What if she chooses us, then decides to parent once he is born.  No!  Don't think about that! 

It's a gigantic decision.  These things take time.  Me emailing the case worker won't make the news come faster, although I'm severely tempted. 

Well, gotta go.  Gotta go hit the refresh button ten million more times.

Katie Lou

Thursday, October 13, 2011



Serene, I fold my hands and wait,
Nor care for wind, nor tide, nor sea;
I rave no more 'gainst time or fate,
For lo! my own shall come to me.

I stay my haste, I make delays,
For what avails this eager pace?
I stand amid the eternal ways,
And what is mine shall know my face.

Asleep, awake, by night or day,
The friends I seek are seeking me;
No wind can drive my bark astray,
Nor change the tide of destiny.

What matter if I stand alone?
I wait with joy the coming years;
My heart shall reap where it hath sown,
And garner up its fruit of tears.

The waters know their own and draw
The brook that springs in yonder height;
So flows the good with equal law
Unto the soul of pure delight.

The stars come nightly to the sky;
The tidal wave unto the sea;
Nor time, nor space, nor deep, nor high,
Can keep my own away from me.

John Burroughs (1837 - 1921)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Breaking Dawn Midnight Release Party

Things are still pretty quiet on the adoption front. In the meantime, my sister is hosting another party to help us with adoption costs. If you would like to come to the Breaking Dawn party, you can come in to Chick fil A, or purchase tickets over the phone by calling 801-727-2697. Thanks to Becky for hosting another great party for us, and to Steve for designing the awesome flier!