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Our Story Part 9: It’s a small world after all.

Monday, April 11th, 2011

So remember when Ariel said she knew someone in our book? That whole line of questioning never stopped, we met person after person who knew Ariel or her mom Ardy, or that she used to babysit for. Once in church I mentioned his due date and said she was taking Yoga, and the person we […]

A Third Adoption!!!!!

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

A couple of weeks ago Todd and I got a letter in the mail saying that our oldest sons birth mom was expecting again and she wanted us to adopt this baby, so they could be raised as siblings. *THUD* that was the sound of my heart hitting the floor. Never did we expect this, […]

Our Story Part 8: Becoming acquainted

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

Zach and Ariel came over for dinner again and while Zach was playing monsters, the three of us, Ariel, Todd and I were still siting around the table chatting, She asked if we had picked out a name yet, we said no but we have it narrowed down to 2 names. We did not say […]

Our Story, Part 7: Finally meeting some birthparents

Monday, June 21st, 2010

So the meeting was scheduled for a Monday at noon I believe, but before we could even get excited, we got a call that said they had to reschedule, they hadn’t changed there mind but the birthmom got a chance to go to Florida with her dad for a week, well I can’t fault the […]

Our Story Part 6: Is one enough?

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

We looked at each other more than once during Simons first few years and wondered if one was a good number. Days when he was just as cute as could be and it felt like it took both of us to enjoy him completely. Days when he was just the biggest pill and it took […]

Our Story, Part 5. Bringing baby home

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

When we left the hospital, life felt surreal, we had a real baby in the car with us all snuggled into his little carseat. When we arrived home there was balloons tied to our front porch and a bag of fun groceries, it felt great, people were so excited for us. It was Thursday afternoon […]

Our Story, Part 4: Our time had come

Monday, April 12th, 2010

After our meeting initial meeting with Shane, we were just in a waiting pattern. Looking forward to August and all that that month would bring with us. My boss at the hair salon wanted to throw me a shower, so it was planned for June 25th, my mom came up and we had a great […]

Our Story, Part 3: Meet the Birthparents

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

Our social worker emailed me the information she had given me just in case I didn’t remember it all, boy was she right, that whole conversation was a blur. Here is an excerpt from that email: Suzanne and Todd, In your excitement yesterday, I would be surprised if you remembered ¬†anything more than the words […]

Our Story, Part 2: Waiting for a Baby

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

When I arrived home from Mississippi, Todd said I was a different person, he loved it, he had his wife back. I think that I was a lot more stressed about this than even I knew. You know how sometimes after something important happens and you relax and breathe differently, you didn’t even realize how […]

Our Story Part 1: I hate the word Infertile.

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Todd and I were married in September of 1999. We knew we wanted children but not right away, so I did what most women do and went on birth control. We were busy working and putting Todd through college¬† and just getting to know each other. Three years went by and I started to feel […]