Monday, May 14, 2012

Someone to Call Me Mom One Day

Today marks the one-year anniversary that we officially submitted our premlinary adoption application to Bethany Christian Services.  Sure, we told our family and friends that we were planning to adopt in December 2010, but it wasn't until Mother's Day 2011 that we actually decided to submit the paperwork.

In recent years, Mother's Day has been one of those trigger days for me.  I love all my mothers (2 moms, 2 mother-in-laws, 2 grandmothers, 3 aunts, 1 sister and numerous friends that I adore) and of course, want to honor them on their special day, but I have also been known to be weepy and feel sorry for myself on Mother's Day.  (Secretly, of course. Poor Marlon, I am so lucky to have him.) Things just didn't work out as planned and it's hard to let go of that.  Last year, I vowed it would be the last Mother's Day that I would cheerfully call all my moms and then take to my bed. It was time to move forward.  That Monday morning, I got up and submitted the application.  I cannot tell you how quickly after hitting "send' that my heart healed.  I suddenly knew someone would call me mom one day.

I am not a mom yet, but I know it is coming soon.  I can wait until it is meant to be.  I am looking forward to getting one of those handmade cards of my very own.  Maybe next year. 

If you would like to help us adopt, we still have puzzle pieces available! Click on the fundraiser tab for more information and to get yours!  Thank you.


  1. Jenn,
    I'm telling you your time is comming. Cheri and I pray every day for you guys and always include a wish for your adoption to be finalized. Stay well and thanks for being our friends.
    Ed and Cheri

  2. Great post, Jenn! Looking forward to seeing your baby find you.


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