Friday, September 6, 2013

Our story

Recently, our pastor asked Rusty and I if we would be willing to make a short video to share our adoption story with the church. We were honored, but overwhelmed at the idea of trying to condense A LOT of material into a 4 minute clip. 

It is impossible, in 4 minutes or even 4 hours, to adequately describe our journey: the pain that I walk through daily as a birthmother that longs to be a part of her son's life, the fear and pain that we walked through during our fertility treatments and how that affected our marriage, our grief in losing 5 babies and the dream of having a biological child, how miraculously God led us to choose adoption, the devastation we felt with our failed placement, the overwhelming  JOY that we have experienced with the greatest blessings that we could imagine- our two sons, Ben and Joe...and much, much more. 

But, we did our best and this is the video that we shared with our congregation:

Yes, there is so much more to our story that we did not get to share, but to me the most exciting part is the "much more" to our story that we do not even know yet. I believe that God is still working in our family and that there is more story to be told. Just as our past has been - I am sure that it will not all be easy or fun. But, if there is one thing that I know now, more than ever, it is that God is faithful and He will provide. 

His plan is perfect. And because of that truth, our hope endures. 


  1. What an amazing story! Thank you for sharing and reminding me of how good God truly is!

  2. You don't know me, but I have followed you and your story for a long time and your story has mirrored ours many times in many ways. I have prayed for you and cried for you and been so happy for you when your dreams finally came true. Ours did too. Thank you so much for sharing your story and for always pointing to God even when it wasn't easy. So happy for you and your sweet family!