An announcement of a lifetime…

On Monday, August 5, 2013 my world stopped. My heart skipped a beat. All of my dreams came true.

I’m beyond excited to announce that…


Not in the traditional sense, but through adoption. Days after taking yet another disappointing test, I received a call at work from a long time acquaintance. She was pregnant and had thought long and hard about the decision; she wanted us to adopt her baby.

Without a doubt in my heart, or a question in my mind, I said yes. Then I cried. And cried. And thanked God for a blessing in the making.

Our little “tater” was safe and sound in her birth mother’s womb, the lone survivor of triplets. The other babies were miscarried very early and our little miracle stayed strong.

I’ve been fortunate enough to go to an ultrasound and see Tater move, wiggle and float. This is our 9 week, 5 day ultrasound and Tater’s heartbeat. It’s a day I’ll never forget.

9 wk 5 day ultrasoudn

At 9 weeks, 5 days, Tater’s heartbeat was a strong 180 beats per minute.

Last week, I went with the birth mother again for a checkup with the doctor at 15 weeks. Tater’s fine, birth mother is fine and I’m amazingly blessed. We heard the heartbeat again, this time at 160bpm. We scheduled our next appointment on October 22, for our second ultrasound and checkup. I can’t wait… Although I’m so excited to find out Tater’s gender, either way I’ll be ecstatic. I just want a healthy baby.

I can’t say enough how blessed I am… I’ve prayed more in the past weeks than I ever have in my life. I’ve prayed for this little being baking quietly in someone else’s womb to be healthy, strong and know that it’s loved. Loved by so many people… So many people who have watched me struggle over the years with heartbreak and angst.

This is my dream… to be a mommy. To give the love I have in my heart; to be the most important person in this little one’s life; to raise a fine child that will love it’s family, friends and life to the fullest. For this baby to know that she was prayed for long before she was created.

Today, we’re 16 weeks and 4 days pregnant. Tater’s arrival date is March 14, 2014.


  1. Melissa M says:

    How exciting!! Can not wait to read more as the months come!

  2. Melissa M says:

    Oh and many many Congrats!!

  3. Deborah D says:

    Congratulations!!!! The Lord certainly does work in mysterious ways!!!!!!

  4. I am so, so happy for you! I got teary-eyed reading your post. Congratulations!

  5. Claire Rheinheimer says:

    This brings tears to my eyes at your happiness. I’ll be praying for all of you. Congratulations!

  6. Congratulations! I can’t imagine how excited you are!

  7. sandra davis says:

    I am so happy for you. Congratulations!!

  8. Carolyn Colley says:

    Congratulation, I will be praying for a healthy baby.

  9. joanne gentry says:

    Aww..Congratulations, I am so happy for you. God bless you all :)

  10. Carrie Phelps says:

    You are blessed, congrats!

  11. Georgia Beckman says:

    What a long awaited blessing! Congrats!

  12. Congrats… let the buying begin, lol… go slow – just in case – let’s not consider that, though…

  13. Rebecca Parsons says:

    Congradulations! What a blessing!!

  14. Congratulations!That is great news!I am happy for you and your family.

  15. I am so happy for you, congratulations:) Tater is already so lucky to have so much love, and to be so wanted.

  16. Congratulations!!!

  17. Maggie! That is just truly AWESOME!

  18. Congratulations! Exciting news! You’ll be a wonderful mommy!! <3

  19. Jeannette Laframboise says:

    Ah, how wonderful! There is not a better feeling in the world than to be blessed with a child. Very excited for you! Congratulations!

  20. That’s so Great! You are Blessed! Congratulations.

  21. That is such great, exciting news!!! Congratulations :) I am glad your prayers have been answered and wish you and your family the best.

  22. Congratulations!! So happy for you :)

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