Third Draft

So I have noticed recently that our blog posts have been about money. I hate that. I hate that adoption is centered around money when it should be centered around excitement and faith! But, it is what it is I guess. I have written two other posts in the last month but they sit here in the wordpress drafts folder. I keep re-reading them and keep getting a negative vibe from them. I don’t want to blog about the negative all the time. We can’t avoid the negative but lately that’s how I have been feeling. I hate that too because we truly feel called to share our story to help other people. Not everyone puts there infertility struggles out there for the world to read. We want to be a blessing to others!

When I got to thinking about those two negative posts I realized that a lot of the anger built up in them is from the fact that a year ago this month we lost Sarah. So I really sat down and got to thinking about turning that negativity around. I prayed that God would bring us some good news. We are still waiting on that good news but I realized that I have been missing out on the little things that should be reminding me that people do care, that we ARE getting closer to growing our family and most of all that God has not forgotten about us. Things like emails from friends checking in on us. Random donations that come right when we needed a boost. Little kids asking us when we will get our child (we are so lucky that our child already has friends waiting for them!). Friends wanting to have fundraisers for us. People telling us that our story is helping them. All these things are positives.

Another positive that keeps me going is WHITNEY! I don’t tell him nearly enough that he is my rock. Poor guy married the most emotional woman on the planet! He’s a keeper. God didn’t forget about me when I asked Him for an amazing husband!

So I guess my point here is let’s all remember the positive today. Whatever your situation is right now at this very moment, try and think back about a time you didn’t have what you have right now, at this very moment. Life is pretty good.


Whitney & Tara

On a side note: To update everyone on which direction we are going with the adoption….we can not afford two anymore. So right now, we are going with only one. We have a deadline of 6-8 weeks from now to sign up with our international agency. During this time, we could POSSIBLY do a domestic adoption if a birthmother comes through our social worker or we happen to meet someone. If that does not happen, our domestic homestudy will be switched to an international one, and that is the avenue we will take. I wish we could do more than one but it is just not possible right now.


3 thoughts on “Third Draft

  1. All of wonder why at one time or another in our lives. God works in misterious ways, ways the we don’t always understand. Stay strong in your faith, have patience, and when you least expect it everything will fall in place. And Yes Whitney is awesome!!

  2. You have clearly done your research as been through so much, but I wanted to tell you about one of my best friends. She is a fellow teacher, my age, single, and the adoptive mom to 2, foster mom to 1 (at the moment). She went through the foster care system and adopted both of her kids through the foster-to-adopt program. It’s not for everyone and there is some risk involved in certain cases, but there are so many kids that need a loving home. She got both of her kids straight from the hospital and fosters only babies. And it doesn’t cost a dime. She knows what she wants/what she can handle and plays her cards accordingly. I’m the lucky godmother of her adorable son, and her daughter and my daughter are best friends. And her current foster daughter is Eli’s buddy at day care. I’m sure you’ve considered every option, but if you ever want some info on this type of adoption, I can put you in contact with her. Love reading your updates!

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