Thursday, January 17, 2013

Happy 2nd Birthday, Sweet Lucie!

It's been two years. Two years ago, the birthmother we had been matched with called us to let us know that she was going to the hospital.  John and I drove as fast as we could, hoping we would make it in time for the arrival of the baby we hoped to adopt. The hospital was seven hours away, and the birthmother was dilating fast! An hour before we arrived, she texted that she had begun to push. But when we finally arrived that morning, she was about to be wheeled in for a C-section, because the baby was stuck. We like to think that Lucie waited for us!  Minus a few bumps during the week, it all worked out through much prayer and even more miracles along the way. We are so humbled and grateful to be the parents of Lucie. We are so blessed to be on this adoption journey and to forever be connected to some very special people. Tomorrow, we celebrate Lucie's 2nd year of life, and we will always, always remember two teenagers who made the most courageous and selfless decision of their lives.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

We don't post much on this blog anymore. But we love sharing about adoption and would love to talk to anyone who is interested in finding out more about adoption and our adoption experience. If you would like to follow us more regularly, please visit our blog:  We post there more regularly.

Merry Christmas and a very Happy 2013!

Friday, September 30, 2011

At 7 months, Lucie began to crawl. Two weeks later, she began to pull up to a standing position. Now, she scoots along furniture, squats, and at times lets go to see if she can stand by herself. We think she will be walking very soon. And I'm definitely not ready to have such an early walker! She is determined to keep up with her big sister!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

6 Months In

I've neglected this blog, because life has been so busy. Last month, our family was made official when Lucie's adoption was finalized! It is hard to believe that 6 months ago, we welcomed baby Lucie into the world and into our family. We cannot imagine life without her. She continues to be a sweet natured, easy going baby. She is so close to crawling, although she has discovered other ways to be mobile through scooting on her back or on her bottom.
She is close to laughing out loud. Right now she laughs with an inward breathy noise as her eyes dance and she bounces up and down. She is growing like crazy. At her 6 month old check-up her height was off the charts (thanks to her tall birthfather.) Maggie continues to delight in her role as big sister. Her prayers at meal time often say, "Thank you God for sending us Lucie." And that about sums it up. We are so grateful for Lucie.

Friday, July 8, 2011

The Fresh Air Fund--Hosting Children who need Fresh Air

I received this e-mail regarding an opportunity for those interested to serve as host families. Please see below for details and direct any questions to Sara. Her contact information is below. Please also pass along to others that you may know who might be interested. Thanks!


I know that this isn't something that you typically post about, but I thought that you and the readers of Our Adoption Journey would care about this issue. Even though the Summer is in full swing, The Fresh Air Fund is still in need of 850 host families. Host families are volunteers who open their hearts and homes to children from the city to give them a Fresh Air experience that can change lives. If you could help to get the word out it would really help us place these wonderful children into a loving host family. It's only for up to two weeks, but it's an experience that can change their lives forever.

I was hoping you could help by posting a mention, tweet, or by putting up one of our banners on your site. Please let me know if you are able to help or if you have any questions.

Thank you so much,

Sara Wilson,
Twitter @freshairfund