Tuesday, August 11, 2009

On the up-side

In retrospect last nights post was a little bit of a downer. I thought about removing it.. but as this is not only a blog to update our friends and family, it's also a way for me to chronicle our journey, I'm going to keep it posted. This blog is about being real... and my fears and insecurities are a real part of this adoption process... and looking back on this, I'd love to see where my faith grows and this story takes us!

But for some fun things... all of our diapers are in! We've got our car seat installed, proper laundry soap bought and clothes washed, folded and cleaned! A Welcome Home Baby X party is being planned (X stands for the name we think we've picked out) and all of the must haves have been bought or borrowed! I've almost finished the book On Becoming Baby Wise and found lots of bargains out of Baby Bargains. We're ready!

We've also been able to spend a little bit of extra time with Miss B and her family. Noshing over lunch this weekend provided us all an opprotunity to become more comfortable with one another, share and find common bonds. Obviously we're having an "open" adoption... and I love it! I want this little man of ours to know exactly how much he is loved. That Miss B didn't choose adoption because of a lack of love but because of an over abundance of love. And that every person in his "family" loves and cherrishes him. In this day and age, the more love a child can have the better... and boy is this little boy loved!

Less than a week to go until this little boy makes his appearance in this great big world and while we don't know exactly what to expect our God who knitted him together in the womb knows exactly what's going to happen. And we are so excited for the arrival of Baby LaGorga!

I know, I know... you wanna know the name.... but it's a surprise :)

Love & Blessings, Meredith


MamaBear said...

First i want to say that your roller coaster post was not a downer, but the truth and your real feelings. I am sure as you have gone through this process you have had so many emotions, and so many ups and down. I know the emotional roller coaster you talk of for different reasons in my life, but the fact that these emotional roller coaster's are not fun at all remains the same. I found the greatest comfort in God, when I found myself on these roller coaster rides. The thing I try to remember is that no matter where I am in the ride, up on a hill, or down at the bottom of an extremly rough ride down the hill, that GOD REMAINS THE SAME. He is the same today as he was yesterday, and as he will be tomorrow. No matter where we are in our own feelings and emotions, God will be right there by our side, walking with us, and at times carrying us in his arms. Know, that no matter what happens, God is going to remain the same God, and that God loves you and will NEVER leave your side. Find comfort at his side, and you will find the peace you need to get through this ride.
I will continue to pray, and I am excited to hear the day when you have met your baby boy, and of course is perfect name!

God Bless

Becky said...

Meredith - Only time for a quick comment, but just wanted to say that I truly, truly identified with your last post and did NOT consider it to be a downer. It's simply the reality of the rollercoaster ride!!! We're praying and excited to hear the next installment :-)

Amy said...

Praying for your growing family!!

Dardi said...

Hi, Meredith! Small world...my hubby used to be an asst. principal at EHS! I just stumbled on your blog & will be praying for you in your wait. I know about waiting...we have had our daughter since she was 2 days old through foster care. She's 2 years old, & I think we are finally seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. I had one of those roller coaster moments the other day when the enormity of the circumstances of the last two years hit me like a ton of bricks! I notice you like music. Listen to "Mountain of God" by Third Day. I used to listen to that a lot in the beginning of this journey & when I heard it the other day, that was it. Good stuff, though. I just started a blog (finally) for many of the reasons you have stated.

Be Blessed ~ Dardi