Saturday, November 17, 2012

Surprises for everyone!

November 17.
This post is going to start off a little random but don't worry, we'll get there, I promise.  20 months ago, our lives were completely turned upside down.  Not just the "SURPRISE, parenthood is here" kind of upside down, but "SURPRISE, your baby has a chromosome deletion and his life expectancy and abilities are questionable".  We went through the normal process of sadness and grief and sleepness nights petrified of our future.  We trudged forward and one day we looked around at our life and realized we were not only living our life but actually loving it.  Like, a pinch me is this awesome life really all mine?  I won't be able to explain in words how much Tyler has changed our lives for the better.  I want to be a better mom, wife, woman because of this kid.  There is depth and a purpose in my life.  I have gained so many relationships with awesome people.  My faith and relationship with God has reached a whole new level.  There is a closeness with my husband that brings a smile to face just typing this.  November 17.  National Adoption Day.  The day we announce and invite you along on this new journey.  Our journey to adopting another little boy who will just happen to have Downs Syndrome. We don't know his age or his name.  We just know he is out there somewhere and his home is here with us.  We have started the long and tedious paperwork/home study process.  We are excited.  SUPRPRISE! :)


  1. That is sooo exciting!!!! congratulations. Adoption is a wonderful gift not only to the child but to you and your family. Leo and Jonathan have changed our family for the better. My kids are better friends and siblings b/c of having Leo and Jonathan in their lives. Please let me know if we can support your family in anyway. Can't wait to see what little guy God has in store for your family. We have been through the process it can be long and tedious but so worth it in the end. Congratulations!!!

  2. yay!!! How exciting, Autumn! I'm so, so happy to read this. I think it's just about the best news I've read all day! I hope to meet your new son soon, and I will pray the process doesn't take too long for your family.

  3. Congratulations! This is exciting news. What a lucky child to have such an amazing family like yours become theirs.