Friday, March 15, 2013

Inquisitive minds want to know...Excited parents want to tell!

My HOT husband is the master at posting vague things on facebook.

I don't have a problem with this.  Sometimes we both like to see what people will say and then we just chuckle in the background because NO ONE  knows what's going on and it's driving them crazy (more specifically my Mom...tee hee)!

So anyways...Tuesday I posted a vague status of my own, and I tagged Chris in the post.

I'll be honest, "Drop your beads Frank, our prayers have been answered!" is the punch line to a joke.  HA HA (said with the enthusiasm of the 'dramatic reading of a real break up letter' guy)

But the truth of the matter is that I did post that because prayers were most definitely (said with James Earl Jones voice) answered!

Many of you don't know, Chris and I were contacted in late October about a possible adoption opportunity.  We've been in contact with some amazing people since then.  They've been caring for a child in Department of Child Service's care, and the plan was changed to Adoption. 

So...Chris and I started back at the beginning.  We had to re-do all of our background checks, paperwork, home visit and home study in order to become Licensed Foster Parents.

Tuesday at 3:15 I was jammin' to some awesome 80's music on my way home when the phone rang.  It was the DCS caseworker, and she dropped the bomb that Wednesday (yes the very next day...not even 24 hours later) at noon we would be picking up this sweet girl.

We met her for the first time in January and have spent some time with her since, so she isn't new to us...we aren't new to her.  But being together 24/7 and learning how we all fit as a "family" is new for the 3 of us.

We call her our daughter, and refer to each other as Mom and Dad.

"Bert Gert" is 14 months old, and is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! 

We are so excited to have her home.

We won't go into details about what has led her to our home...I'll only say that her birth parents have made some decisions that have caused them to currently be unable to care for her. 

We hope that they're able to learn from those decisions and do better in the future.  DCS is willing to give them the chance.  If things continue as they have, sometime between June and August we will be able to adopt her.

Oh, and because we are fostering to adopt (and aren't able to adopt immediately) we will not be posting pictures on facebook (DCS rules).

So if you want to see her or meet her...I guess you'll have to schedule a visit (you come over unannounced and wake her from her nap and I will come at you like a spider monkey)!

Thank you for all of the prayers!  Keep them coming.

Our greatest prayer is that God will be the number one director in "Bert Gert's" future.  We know he has a plan for her life.  We pray that future includes us...but if not, we pray that future is filled with love, happiness, safety and security for her. 

Yep...I'm now a Mom!


  1. yay..she can play with Luke.. they are only 2 months apart :)

  2. Congrats!! So happy for you guys! She and Jackson are almost the same age. I'm up for a playdate WHENEVER!!! :)

  3. Congratulations to you guys! I am so happy for you! - Jenn Miracle