Thursday, December 13, 2012


December 3, 2012- I received a phone call from our case worker at Hope's Promise. My heart skipped a beat because I had an idea about why she might be calling first thing on a Monday morning.  

She said, "Tara, a birth mom has CHOSEN your family." I knew it. I just KNEW it.

Yes, it has happened. We have been chosen. That is one of the most beautiful words of adoption, Chosen. We are chosen and then we get to choose this young girl and her child. 

We had the absolute honor and privilege of meeting our birth mom and her Father yesterday evening. 12/12/12. <---Yes, I am one of THOSE people who get to say that something AMAZING happened to them on that very cool date.

I was so nervous. 
  • I had butterflies from my waking moment. 
  • I counted the hours all day of the longest day of my life. 
  • I'm pretty sure I changed clothes 10 times. 
  • We got there 30 minutes early. 
  • We re-parked the car 3 times making sure that it wouldn't be awkward if they got there and pulled up right next to us. 
  • Walking into the place I was breathing like they teach you in pregnancy classes. He, hoo. He, hoo. 
Then it happened....She walked in and I gave her a hug and all my anxiety slipped away. Peace, easy conversation, laughter, and good food filled the rest of the night. We were "officially matched." 

We are pleased to announce that we will be adopting a baby boy in February 2013.

This story is definitely so different from the last one and we are at the beginning of yet another adventure. We are waiting to see how it will unfold. We anticipate that God has matched us with this sweet girl and her family for His purpose.
I cannot wait to share more as we get to know them. I love how Jesus cares for us and how His timing is perfectly perfect. I'm so full of joy for He has chosen us!!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Home Study #2

 How is it possible it's already been a year?

-Home Study completed in December 2011.
-One year later, 633 more dollars, and 1- two hour interview next week and we will have updated our Home study for December 2012.

 It will all be worth it, very VERY VERY soon.