Our story began in 2016. We had just moved to another state and our boxes weren’t even unpacked and there we are in disbelief that we were pregnant. The test said “yes” and soon after it sunk in that we were going to have a baby.
I was so excited to start the journey into parenthood because I always wanted to be like my Dad. The hope was someday I would mean as much to my daughter or son as my own Dad meant to us. He is my hero and the best man at my wedding. I aspire to carry myself just like him. I was also as thrilled to see Tessa become a mother as well. I remember stories we both had about how our moms were so special to us and I loved daydreaming about Tes doing that for our kids.
All of a sudden, weeks later, shockingly we weren’t pregnant. We would then walk through multiple miscarriages in the months to come. It was devastating, but we’ve learned through it all that God has a purpose in the pain of life. Through all we’ve walked through, we have learned to cling to Him and He is the only reason we’re still going. In life, you’ll find pure heartache but don’t lose hope because there’s pure joy as well. In August we started the adoption process and were excited to grow our family. On April 15, our Scottie Jean was born and our lives were forever changed. When we got the call from her birth mom that Scottie was born, we drove through the night to see her. The next day, we were told the birth parents needed more time. We wanted to give them space so we drove back home without her. It was the hardest thing we’ve had to do, but we kept telling ourselves God has a plan. Truth be told, there were moments of weakness and frustration. But, in the end, we truly believed He was in control. A week later, we got a call. Her birth parents had signed the papers and we were overwhelmed with joy.
We adore our daughter and adoption has changed our lives and our definition of family. Adoption taught us patience and even when we felt pushed to the brink, we trusted God’s perfect plan. We see the ripple effects of adoption and share our story so that it might encourage others