Saturday, March 26, 2011

Just the Same

Yesterday, I was reading the Ensign and came across this poem after reading an article on infertility and faith. I was already in tears from the article then after reading this I needed a box of tissues! I really hope that our child is on his/her way "through the hills and valleys" to our arms.

Just the Same by Diana Lynn Lacey

God sends rain
Straight from the sky
To nourish the young flower
and it grow.

God sends rain from the sky
To the mountaintops,
Then over hills and through valleys
Until it reaches the flower
and it grows, just the same.

God sends a child
Straight from Hi realm
Into a mother's arms
and love grows.

God sends a child
From heaven to another's arms,
Then over hills and through valleys
Until he reaches the arms of his mother
and love grows, just the same.

(And my slight apologies for so many non-picture posts and for being so sappy recently.)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Special Find

I can and will fully and openly admit it- I am a huge blog STALKER!! I stalk my friends, their friends, other adoptive couples- both the ones I actually know and random ones that I find via adoption blogs or friends, etc. It is a sickness really....many hours reading about other people's lives and journeys. Many times I find funny stories, things that make me cry, things that I can relate to, things that make me feel better about my journey/thought processes and things that just hit me to the core. Today, whilst stalking away...I came upon this blog post of another hopeful adoptive mom. I just read it over and over again and truly feel just as she does (minus the part about already having children but still knowing that I will feel that way about the children I will have someday). I hope that our birthmoms, their families and our future children know the pure love, true heartache and never-ending prayers that I feel/say for them! And I hope to soon be able to meet my "kindred-spirit" and experience the miracle of adoption.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Waiting is Hard...

But hopefully it will be worth it- I found this quote recently and really like it.

"Everywhere in nature we are taught the lessons of patience and waiting. We want things a long time before we get them, and the fact that we want them a long time makes them all the more precious when they come."

~Joseph F. Smith