Friday, June 3, 2011

What a day...now time to spill the beans!!

    Hi everyone!! Well it has been a very long and wonderful day. Today was the day my baby sister, Lizzy, graduated from 8th grade!! I can not believe that she is headed to high school!! How crazy is that! It seems like yesterday we were at the hospital waiting to meet her. It’s amazing how fast time flies and its days like today that makes me reflect on the last 14 years of my life. I can’t believe all the things I have accomplished as a teenager, a young adult, a married woman and as a mother! I have truly been blessed with an amazing family and friends. To top off my morning I had the honor of meeting an amazing family who has beautiful baby girl with Down Syndrome. This family is amazing in every way, they have 5 children and are currently in the process of adopting another baby with Down Syndrome. All I can say is AMAZING!!! So on that note I guess it’s time to spill the beans….
   As most of you know David and I have been trying to have another baby and had no success. We have tried a couple fertility procedures and had no luck with them. We have found ourselves at point were big choices need to be made. We’ll that choice has been made; we have decided to adopt a baby. We are not going to be adopting just any baby we have decided on a baby with Down Syndrome. Now I know some of you will be shocked and hopefully excited for us! This is a HUGE adventure our family is beginning and we can’t wait to give updates on the process. We are so excited to expanding our family and saving the life of child. I know that some of you may be thinking we are crazy for doing this but I think that the last 14 years with Lizzy has prepared me and given me the strength and courage to do this with David and Ryan. We know that there will be lots of up and a few downs in this process and we are ready to take it all on! We know that we have hearts big enough to love another child along with Ryan and in the end we will have a much stronger family foundation!
   Well it’s off to bed to get some rest for another busy day tomorrow…..I hope you have enjoyed our exciting news and please feel free to leave any comments or questions you may have for us!!

Goodnight and sweet dreams,
      Melissa

8 comments:

  1. SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!! I love you guys, this will be amazing!

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  2. Karlene CarlquistJune 3, 2011 at 6:40 AM

    Awww...I am sooooo excited for you and your family! What a lucky baby to get you as parents! I look forward to all the news and can't wait to meet him/her!

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  3. Good luck with the adoption! Lizzie is such a special young lady and I m excited to meet the extraordinary person that you are going to bring into your family. Down Syndrome children are the most loving children in the world and will bring a bright light into any family.

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  4. wow that is a huge commitment. Thank the Lord for people like you. God Bless and good luck. Keep us posted on your adventures through life. Lenore

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  5. sorry about the Anonymous thing...I can't figure out how to post the comment without listing that...ahhh...at least for my age I can log on the computer..heehee Lenore Keen (Michelle's mom)...in case you forgot.

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  6. Melissa! It was amazing to meet you today and please know that we will be here for you every step of the way I promise! This whole adoption process is awesome and so very humbling. After meeting you today I felt overjoyed just thinking that God is working through all of us to save another one of his precious angels. Can't wait to get together again soon!

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  7. I'm sooo excited for you guys! You are going to be great parents for the second time! Good luck in this journey! <3Jessica Eakin

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  8. ive just found you via reeces rainbow. you are official!! its on the new comittments page and i am so thrilled. he is so beautiful. fabulous and huge congratualtions to you all. i look forward to coming along on the adventure with you and will be praying for all to go smoothly for you xxxx

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