Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Four years ago Imants and I decided it was time to start our family. Like most couples just starting out, we imagined that this huge decision was the hard part and all that was left was the happy ending. What we soon learned is that the hard part had only just begun and we were preparing for a big roller coaster of emotions. The highs have been VERY high and the lows have been VERY low.

After having our beautiful daughter at 26 weeks, we lost our two sons to unexplained premature labor, we realized that more biological children is just not in the cards for us. We still want more children and luckily, we still believe in happy endings. So with some serious soul searching we are finally on the right path. The path to adoption is also filled with emotional ups and downs, but this time we're prepared. We're prepared and so very excited.
April 1, 2008 we stood before a county clerk, as she notarized our signatures on the application of adoption. For the first time since we made our decision to expand our little family 4 years ago, I felt confident that it would happen again. I am not naive enough to believe there won't be moments of difficulty and frustration, but I am optimistic and hopeful enough to believe that our child is out there waiting to be born into our family.

Our family and friends have celebrated us, with the birth of our daughter, prayed for us through the difficult NICU stay and offered their love and support through both our losses. I hope you'll join us again, following our story of adoption and celebrating with us as we begin our journey to Korea to bring our baby home.

8 comments:

Busted said...

Thanks so much for sharing your journey with us. I'm looking forward to hearing all about it.

franniekriss said...

We're so happy for you and we're here to offer all our love and support along the way. Congratulations!!!

amy and gerard said...

Kudos to both of you for being such inspirational people. You deserve to expand your happy family more than anyone! Glad to be able to observe the journey and KNOW you will serve as a positive example for others trying to do the same thing! ENJOY!

Jackie said...

Yea! Congrats to you guys for wanting to expand your family and welcome a new little bundle of joy into it! This child will be so lucky to be in your family and have such a wonderful big sister like Livi! Best of luck and best wishes for many, many HIGHS to come! All our love, Jackie, Tyler and Abryana

GABRIELLA JOELLE said...

I am so happy for all of you.Thank you for sharing such a wonderful and touching journey with us.This child is so blessed already knowing the parents that you are,your love and strength is so amazing to all of us. Sending many positive vibes your way!!

Trisha said...

good luck, marcie! we wish you much joy and hope! my friends who have adopted have had such positive experiences... so please know that a lot of times there IS a "happily ever after" and that you are not alone. :)
love trisha (amymoller's sister)
ps let us know if you need any BOY stuff!! heehee

Corey & Steve said...

If anyone deserves more kids it is you and Imants. I am so excited that you have decided to take this giant leap and begin the whole adoption process. We are very happy for the three of you!

Becky said...

Thank you for sharing this with us! I'm incredibly happy for you all. We both know how the paths can stray from what we always imagined, but the ultimate goal is still the same. I look forward to reading and keeping up with you guys as your new path emerges.

It's so great to see you so happy. You guys deserve the world!