Friday, February 8, 2008

Our Classes...

Well it's been a few weeks since my last post. Our classes started on the 17th of January. They have been amazing. Last night we had the birth parent panel, and we were able to bring our family and friends. They started the night explaining a little about the adoption process, and about the importance of using the correct terminology. Such as... when a birth mother chooses a couple she "places" her baby, not she "gave up" her baby. Just a few things to help our families understand adoption. Then they introduced a birth mother who placed her baby a few months ago. It was amazing, truly. I've never felt the Spirit like I did last night. This whole process has been so emotional, feeling like you are being judged on every aspect of your life. Your finances, marriage, relationships with your family, your job, your looks... everything. But last night I realized again, that we are supposed to adopt. Despite the emotions, and the heartache, we are supposed to do this. So a little update on where we are at... we have 2 more classes left, and some more paperwork. We've made a dent in it, but only a dent!! We're picking away at it, but there's a lot!

Just a little side note, I had a comment by someone I've never met, Lila. I couldn't find her blog to comment, but we are going through LDS Family Services in Utah. I have researched a lot of different agencies and would love to chat more!

11 comments:

Sara & Chris said...
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Jordan said...

Jenny, I am so happy for you two. It sounds like everything is right on track. Everything happens for a reason. I truly believe that. How amazing that you two can give that to a child. You guys are going to be the best parents.

Miss Erika said...

I am so excited for you two. And, I love that you have a blog so that I can stay updated on what you are doing, and how things are going. Love you guys!

The Maughans said...

You really only have 2 classes left? That's awesome! It sounds like even though they take up a lot of time, that you are glad they have them. That's always a plus.

The Flint's said...

Yeah, you are making more little dents that will certainly add up. I love reading your updates and seeing the progress you are making in this long process. Keep up the good work. Love ya both,
Erin

JC and Jena said...

YAY!! It's a post from Jenny!! Just kidding. Seriously though, I love hearing about the process and can't wait until we can resume with our process.

CaLM RAPIDS said...

Jenny,This is your cousin Liz. I found your blog from Megan and BJ's. Hope you don't mind if I crash your party. What an exciting time for you! I will definitey be keeping up with your story and praying for you all! You can check out my blog at calmrapids.blogspot.com

Megan said...

Wow!!!! I bet it's an emotional time but how wonderful. I'm so happy for you both. I love reading the updates on your adventure. Love you!

love, Megan

Mary and Charlie said...

Jenny! I wanted to show you this!It is a song by Cherie Call. Enjoy!

She was only 17, and she knew she couldn't keep him.
But at that very moment, she wished that she could try.
He was sleeping in her arms, with his hand around her finger,
When a woman came and told her it was time to say goodbye.
So she wrapped him in a blanket, as her tears fell on his head,
And she sent him with a letter, and this is what it said:



"I delivered you from heaven,
From God's gentle, loving care.
I've entrusted you to mortals,
Who have wished and prayed you there.
They will be your earthy parents.
Listen well to what they say,
So they can deliver you back to heaven
And I'll meet you there someday."



One day a few weeks later, someone gave her a letter,
And as she read the words, she had to wipe the tears away.
It said, "We don't know how to thank you, there are things that words can't say.
He's the sunshine and the happiness that brightens all our days.
And we couldn't live without him.
And we love him as our own.
He has filled the empty spaces in our family and our home.



"You delivered him from heaven.
Something only you could do.
And you have trusted us to love him
And to teach him what is true.
You have been our earthly angel,
And I hope you know we pray,
That we can deliver him back to heaven
And that we'll meet you there someday.



"And even though you may not get to hold him for awhile,
A piece of you will be with him, every time he smiles.
And when he looks at his reflection, he'll see traces of the face
Of the one who made the sacrifice to send him to this place.



"Last night we read a story of man who had a Son,
Who was from a different Father, but he loved Him as his own.
And as he laid Him in a manger, there were angels that were singing,
And he knew that as a father, he would never be alone.
There are times we feel like Joseph, we need help from up above.
And when you gave your son, you showed that Father's kind of love.



"When you delivered him from heaven,
From God's gentle, loving care,
And you entrusted him to mortals
Who had wished and prayed him there.
When this life's laid out before us,
I hope we all can say,
That we delivered this child together,
When we meet again someday.
We'll deliver him back to heaven,
And we'll meet you there someday."

Meliss said...

I've been thinking about you guys. How are things going? I hope well. Just wanted to say hi and let you know I've been thinking about you.

Mandi Kiholm Nuttall said...

Oh you guys are amazing! At Orem High where I teach, I have LDS family services come twice a year and talk to my kids about adoption. They bring a birth mom and the adoptive mom. I cay every time! Adoption is such an amazing blessing! I'll keep reading your blog for updates! Good luck!