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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Big News!

Dear family and friends,

I hope that this year is off to a good start for each of you. At our house, we are hopeful for a very exciting 2008. And thus the purpose of this letter. I wanted to update each of you to let you know what exactly is going on in our lives right now.

We are excited and hopeful about the possibility of growing our family. We are completely ready to be mom and dad to some little ones. This has been a struggle for us over the past year and a half. And now we are getting a small glimpse of God’s purpose in it all. And so, we have excitedly begun the process of domestic adoption. Adoption is something that has always been on our minds. It is something we discussed very early on in our marriage. It became an idea very close to our hearts as we watched God bring into our lives, 2 adorable nieces through domestic adoption. And as we have prayed about starting a family of our own, the decision to adopt came easily.

So without further ado, we would like to announce that we are in, what I would like to call, our second trimester of adoption. We are in the home study process, mainly consisting of paperwork and a few interviews. And once completed, probably around the end of February, the agency will begin showing our profile to birth mothers. And the waiting will begin for us.

We would covet your prayers during the next few months. Please pray for the child that God has planned for us. Pray for the baby’s healthy development and safe delivery. Pray for the amazing woman that is making the decision to place her child in our lives. It is such a sacrifice that I can not fully comprehend and we are so grateful for her selflessness. And lastly, you can pray for us; as we move through these last few steps of the process, involving paperwork and interviews. And we would appreciate your prayers for patience as we wait for our child.

We are really beside ourselves right now. We are so excited to see what our family will look like and who God has planned for us. God has been so gracious to make each step forward so evident for us. Thank you for your prayers. And thank you for holding a special place in our lives that we can even come to you and ask. We love you all!

Love,
Jeremy and Melodie

15 comments:

Allison said...

Oh Melodie! I am so excited for you and Jeremy! I will definately keep you guys in my prayers! Keep me posted on how it all is going!

Amanda said...

I love you, little sister! You are gonna be an amazing mommy!

Jan said...

Melodie, I am so happy for you and Jeremy. You will be great parents! I will pray that your child is healthy, and for your patience, both before and after you have your child! The waiting will go by fast, and the paperwork is well worth it.

Candace said...

How exciting!!! Roger and I are very happy for you!! We will certainly keep you guys in our prayers!! Adoption is one of God's ways of merging the lives of great kids into the lives of great parents. And....ditto on your sister's comment......you will be an amazing mom!!!! Congratulations! Keep us posted!

April said...

I am so excited for you guys! I can't wait to see all of the blessing God has in store for you. I am also just as excited for this precious child that will be given to two amazing people! I love you!

Alisa Nelson said...

Melodie, I'm so excited you have a blog:) And we are so excited about
your adoption plans! We will be praying for y'all & we look forward to seeing what God has in store - he is so faithful & creative:)

The Curtis Family said...

You know Matt and I are thrilled for you. A blessing is in store for all THREE of you!!! We can't wait to see this amazing story unfold! Love you.

CourtneySwindle said...

I am so excited for both of you! I know that God is going to direct your path and that of the mother you will be adopting from! Parenting is the most exciting and amazing adventure in my life and I think that everyone should experience it!

Kili @ Live Each Moment said...

Congratulations! Keep us posted. I love to blog so I'll be reading!

the thorntons said...

Ryan and I are THRILLED to hear your big news! How exciting that God has provided this opportunity. I know that you and Jeremy are going to be the BEST parents any little one could ask for. We are constantly keeping you in our prayers. I'm a blogger too, so I'm so excited to know that you have this!

The Skains Family said...

I can hardly wait to see the little one that God joins with your family. You are going to be such an amazing Mommy. I pray for you daily and I am so excited to see what God has in store for you sweet little family. And by the way... I had no idea you had a blog!

Phyllis said...

Wow!! Danny and I are so excited about this exciting news. We have been so blessed to be Britt's adoptive parents for 28 years. I am still amazed at the unselfish act of the birth mother in this process. We can't wait to hear more exciting news as the process continues.
We love you two!!

The Myers said...

Melodie & Jeremy-
We are so EXCITED for y'all. We will continue to pray for you both as you prepare for God's blessing. We know that you both will be AMAZING parents.
Love y'all-
Amanda & Josh

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connieastewart said...

OMG! Melodie! I am SOOOOO thrilled for you! I love to see God open doors and windows! I am sure it's going to be an amazing journey and I pray that God's hand lead you the entire way! This is just amazing and I can't wait to meet the newest member of the family.

Are you going to teach him/her to stamp? hehehe

I will be praying for ALL of you!