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Sunday, January 30, 2011


I intend to post "Lydia's Story" in the next few days here...but for now, just a quick update will have to do. :) We just got back from another lovely visit with our little girl, and she is doing wonderfully!! She's a little bigger than the last time we saw her, and eating like a champ! She continues to dazzle us with her sleepy smiles, and have the most kissable cheeks in the whole universe. :)

And here's a family pic that Laurie, our Bridge Care mom took for us! :)

Hopefully I'll be back with a nice story for you by the end of the week! :) If you want to feast your eyes on some more pictures of our Liddy Bird, though, check out my Flikr album. :) Enjoy!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Big Switcheroo

A week ago from yesterday, our lives changed was that day that we received a call from Carrie, a social worker for LSS, informing us that there was a birthmom who had chosen us, and she was progressing "rather quickly".
After lots of prayer, discussion, prayer, questioning, prayer and finally hope - we were told that a baby girl was born at 2:13 am, Monday, January 17th. She weighed 4 lbs, 12 oz and was 18 1/2 inches long....and the birthmom wanted to meet us before moving forward.

So, on Tuesday, January 18th, we had the tremendous blessing and opportunity to drive to Milwaukee and meet with this brave birthmom and her baby girl. A few hours after we got there, she gave us the awesome privilege of being the forever family to her precious baby girl...and our hearts haven't been the same since.

Introducing, Lydia Joy Kathleen Roemer!

I'll share more details on our first meeting with Lydia, her birthmom and more in the next week or so, but for now suffice it to say that we are totally and completely in love!! But we won't be able to bring her home until February 17th...the most wonderful day of the entire year!! And we'd appreciate your continued prayers for a smooth adoption finalization, and transition into being parents. :)


Sunday, January 9, 2011

Right now I am:

...wondering when we'll get a call from Lutheran Social Services...

...fighting jealousy towards everyone (literally) who is pregnant... grateful for the $6300 we have received in gifts/grants toward our $8000+ amount that we'll need to finalize our adoption. God is so so good...

...comforted by the realization that so many women in the Bible battled with infertility, or waiting to have a child (such as Sarah, Elizabeth, Michal, Ruth, Noah's wife, and so on)...

...wondering how in the world we're going to make everything "work" in the nursery...

...trusting God for His perfect timing...

...trying to avoid a "poor me" mentality...

...praying that we'll have answers soon.