Thursday, September 18, 2008

MIRACLES HAPPEN!!!!

Miracles happen, and a miracle happened today! Let me back up to 4 weeks ago. I got a phone call from my OB/GYN, or should I say my previous OB/GYN. I haven't seen him for over two years due to a change in our insurance. He called and said "Jenny, I have a young woman who is looking to place her baby for adoption and I thought of you. Are you interested?" Uh... my response... YES!! Lots of prayers and fasting, crying, and more prayers!

Fast forward two weeks, we met the first half of our miracle. Her name is Rachel, and she is the most amazing person I have ever met. She is beautiful, selfless, incredible, an angel, our miracle. I never thought I would love and adore someone I just met, but I do. She is everything I could have asked for in a birth mother, everything. And even more than that, I feel like I have known her forever, and I think I have. She is a blessing, our miracle.

Fast forward to today. I got the phone call of a lifetime, it was Rachel, she told me I'm going to be a MOMMY!!! What do you say to someone who is going to make you a mom? "Thank you" seems insincere, "I'm so grateful" is not enough, I'm still working on what words have been created to express the most grateful depths of my soul. Our baby girl is coming, did I mention it's a girl?!!! And she's coming in 12 days, I guess now since it's the middle of the night and I can't sleep out of so many emotions, it's closer to 11 days. Rachel is going to be induced on September 29th. We are naming the baby Ellie Maxine, after my sweet grandma Bub. Ellie is coming, and I can't wait to meet the second half of our miracle!!!!

To Rachel, if you read this, LOTS OF LOVE!!!

45 comments:

Tenille said...

Oh Jenny, I couldn't help but to cry while reading this post. I am so happy for you and Jeremy! You guys deserve a baby more then anyone I know. I can't wait to see pictures of your little girl when she's born. Congratulations!!!!

Kyra and Ben said...

Jenny!!!!!! I am so happy. As I read your post I had the biggest grin and jumped out of my chair clapping my hands. My husband had to ask me if I was alright, and I said "Oh, yes. My wonderful Jenny is going to be a mom." Miracles really do happen.

Marnie said...

I am so happy for you! I hope the next couple of weeks goes fast and you can enjoy your little girl. Thanks for making my month. Love ya girl.

Annie said...

I am so excited for you!!!!!!!! I cannot wait to see her someday soon. I love the name...I am sure that BUB would be honored!! I love you Jenny!!

Love

Annie

Mindy said...

That is sooooo amazing! How exciting. Wow....definitely a miracle. You will be such a great momma! I can't wait to see pictures of your soon to be baby girl!

Nicole Elkington said...

Awe! Jenny! Yay! I got a little teary eyed reading this too. I am so excited for you and your Miracle! That's AWESOME!!

Gallant Family said...

I think I started to cry when I read the post title. I can't believe it!!! The tears of joy are falling as I am trying to type so fast. Congratulations is not enough!!! Usually you have 9 months to prepare for this thing, but...Can we have a baby shower for you??? I will be coming down to UT for conference and would love to bring you something or throw a shower (obviously it couldn't be at my house) for you or something!!! I am just so excited. Email me if you want to talk details! I seriously got goosebumps when I read through your post. I LOVE YOU JENNY LOVE!!!

jamie said...

AHHHHHH that is so exciting -i am sooooooo happy for you jenny-you deserve the best and i am so glad you are getting it-and a little girl- yahh - love you tons and i am so happy for you -please send your number again so i can call

yahhhh for you

Lizz said...

That's awesome, and so exciting! I'm so happy for you!! Maybe she'll get here before the 29th? Anyways, Congrats!

Michele said...

Oh my gosh Jenny, that is so exciting. I'm so happy for you and your husband. You are going to be the best mom in the world. Congratulations! By the way if you want to see my blog send me an invite and I'll add you to it. michelesroberts@gmail.com This is michele stoddard from CH 208!

Erin said...

Jenny!!!! I'm crying out of excitement for you! I too do not have the words to tell you how happy I am for you! I love the name...if I ever have a girl her name will be Ellie too! It just goes to show that miracles happen to those who deserve them most! You need to have a baby shower so I can send her lots of girly gifts! PLEASE keep me posted on everything!11 days and counting...

Cecilia Maughan said...

yea! we love you guys!

Poopsy Doopsy said...

I'm so happy for you...Jenny you WILL be an incredible mother! My little daughter came to our family right after my beloved aunt and grandma died (ironically,on the same day) and she is named after both of them. You could name your little daughter "Bub"....cute! ;)
Congrats and keep us posted and we'll keep you in our prayers!

Dixie Packer said...

YAY!!!! I kept checking your blog, hoping that one day i would read this.... and then i was so excited, i can't even imagine your excitement! You deserve this more than anyone i know. CONGRATS! I am soooo excited for you.

Meliss said...

Jenny~ I'm so excited for you!!! As I read your post, a big smile came to my face and I screamed. I'm SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!! You will be an amazing mother!!! Can't wait to see pictures. Isn't it amazing how miracles happens. I believe angels are watching over you and your family. They watch over all of us. Congratulations!! (I don't know if that is enough.)

Brandon & Sara said...

I have been so amazed by your strength as you have been hoping and praying for this day. You are such an example to me and I love you so much!!! Can't wait to see you and your sweet baby girl next month!

Cherstin said...

Jenny and Jeremy--

I am so glad your miracle is on her way!!! I know you two will be amazing parents and little Ellie will be adorable. I am so thankful for Rachel and also that your prayers are finally answered. You two are the best and I love your little family. Yeah for girls, now Addie and Berk will have a little special friend. Jenny we need to get together next week so call me when you can. I am still smiling with joy!

Love you two--Cherstin

Kurt and Kristy said...

Wow!! That is a miracle! I couldn't be more thrilled for you guys!! And for it to happen so quickly!! Congrats and Im sure these next couple of weeks wont come soon enough!! Can't wait to see pictures!!

Just one of the Boys said...

What a miracle! I could hardly read your post through my tears. You are going to be a great mom, and,I know little Ellie will be well loved. I have so much admiration for women who place there babies. Congrats, can't wait to see her.

Poopsy Doopsy said...

Jenny, it's Chris. I'm posting under Dianne's login. We are so excited for you and Jeremy. You'll be wonderful parents. God bless you and your new little girl. We love you.

Sara said...

I AM SOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU! What a shock to find out that you're going to be a mom in just a few short weeks! You've probably got so many emotions going on right now. I am so excited! That little baby is sooooo lucky to have you as her mom. I know that sounds cliche but I really do mean it. I can't wait to see her. We'll have to make a trip up. PLEASE keep us all updated on everything. Your life is about to change dramatically! :)

Kristine said...

Jenny this is truely a miracle!! My aunt was able to adopt after many years of waiting last year and he is such a blessing. I can only imagine how you feel, but I am so excited for you!!!! Hope all goes well and you are a ble to sleep a little before your precious girl comes. What a wonderful birth mother to give this to you. Much love!!

mitch said...

Jenny-
That is so, so, sooo exciting!!! I am sure this time has been so hard and that these next several days are going to seem to drag but the special day will be here shortly. Congratulations!!! Thanks for sharing your great news with us.

-Mitch

carmen said...

welcome to the mommy club! I'm so happy for you, you are going to be a great mom. Please keep us posted! I can't wait to meet your little "Ellie".

Ari said...

OMGosh Jenny!! That is so exciting...Congratulations!! It couldn't of happened to better people. I pray the best for you all and your little miracle.

Mary Ann said...

Oh JENNY & JEREMY!!,
It is not by chance that you and Rachel have found each other and that your little angel will be coming soon! You will be on an emotional roller coaster ride of which will be fast and crazy, exciting and tearful. This blessing of having a new member of your family and the special way that baby "Bubs" will come to you and Jeremy is very sacred. You ARE prepared to be the most wonderful parents, and my prayers will be for Rachel and You as this most unselfish gift is given and as you receive Ellie into her loving earthly home. Much Love, sweet Jenny & Jeremy!
Hugs, Mary Ann

Mandi Kiholm Nuttall said...

I have goose bumps all over me! And I am really warm right now! I am so excited for you! So, what do you need? I want to help! Only having a few weeks to prepare is crazy! Let me know what you need: stroller, car seat, bottles, blankets, crib... name it! I don't know if we will be able to get a shower together before she comes, so LET ME KNOW! Don't be shy!

Tyson and Jennifer said...

Jenny and Jeremy!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! This is the best and greatest surprise! What a tremedous blessing for all of you. I'm so glad that you and Rachel found each other. Your little Ellie is on her way....eleven days and counting...
Love and best wishes to you all!

John & Rachel Rees said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! You made me cry... I remember when I got that same phone call... it is so exciting. I totally understand how you feel right now and I have said the exact same things about our birthmom. I love our birthmom so much and I only met her for less than eight hours. I am so happy for you! My only advice is to write EVERYTHING down, as much as you possibly can... and take lots of pictures! Please let me know if you need any baby girl stuff... I had to do the same scramble and I have lots of clothes that she hasn't even worn. Anyways... I am so excited and please let me know if you need anything!

Lacey said...

oh my gosh jenny! that is crazy awesome exciting! wow i don't know what to say, so i am sure you are completely speechless. you will be an amazing mommy! i was a little teary reading your post. i know how much you will love and treasure your little elli maxine!

momdean said...

Jenny and Jeremy!
Mindy came home from working a night shift at the hospital and had looked on your blog and said, "Mom you are not going to believe it! Look on Jenny's blog!" I read with tears in my eyes and knew that Heavenly Father does answer prayers and is aware of all of us. The blessing of a family, your little girl, will be so sweet. You are in for the most wonderful, tiring, fun and rewarding experience of your lives! We can't wait to see it happen! Much Love, Dave and Molly and all the Deans!

Dave and Shar said...

Jenny and Jeremy,
What a wonderful gift you will receive. There is nothing more unselfish than a birth mother focusing on the future of her baby, and placing that baby in a strong home with loving parents. Our love and prayers are with you both,
Dave and Sharlee

The Flint's said...

Jenny & Jeremy-
CONGRATULATIONS!!! I can't even describe how excited I am for the two of you! You will be amazing parents. What a blessing to have this sweet little Ellie Maxine come into your home. I'm so glad Rachel found and chose you!! I'm still bouncing off the walls and have tons of stuff to give you!!
XOXO
Erin

Deans said...

Oh my goodness! What an incredible story. I am so happy for you guys. That truly is a miracle. Good luck in what I'm sure will be a dream and whirlwind of a 2 weeks! Can't wait to see pictures.

Anonymous said...

I am so excited for you! Keep us posted. It gives me faith that we'll get to have our family one day too.

Jordan said...

Jen... I am so excited for you two. Your blog just brought me to tears. It truly is a miracle. I am so excited that you are naming her after Bub. Such an honor. We need to have a family celebration/baby shower. I love you guys. You will be the most amazing mom ever. Lots of love and kisses

RussellPage said...

I choked up when I heard the middle name. We're so happy for you guys. You have some joyful times ahead of you.

Miss Erika said...

I couldn't help but cry. I am so happy for you, I can hardly believe it. Congratulations! Lots of love to all of you, I hope everything goes well.

Miss Erika said...

And, I just called my mom and read her your blog, because i couldn't wait for her to look it up herself. She started to cry, and she sends all her love to you!

Tim and Rachelle said...

Wow, Jenny and Jeremy that is absolutely elating! We can only imagine the joy you must be going through. We are so happy for you both. We will be watching for pictures of little Ellie soon. Take care you guys.

Tyson and Jennifer said...

Jenny--

I would love to help you get ready for your new baby girl! Please PLEASE PLEASE let me know when I can come and see you, so I can bring my gift!! Love to you! Jennifer

Garren, Michelle & Boys said...

We are so happy for you two. Your story brings tears to my eyes. You will be such great parents. Good luck and you must post lots of pictures. p.s I am Brandon's sister.

Martha said...

Jenny & Jeremy: What a wonderful experience you will be having. We are so excited for the both of you. The Lord does work in mysterious ways! We will look forward to seeing pictures! Love, Martha Hicks -(Brandon's Mom)

Ryan and Cecily said...

I'm a friend of Michele and Chris and I clicked to your blog on theirs. I just read your post and I wanted to throw my congratulations in as well. What a beautiful miracle! Good luck with everything.

Joel & Lila said...

wow...your story brings tears to my eyes...I read your comment that was made to Kimmi and I thought that we had a lot in common, so I thought I would come look at your blog. My husband and I have been married five years next month and were too blessed (in august) with a very unexpected phone call informing us that a birthmother had selected us and that we needed to come meet her the next day, and that we would probably leave with a baby boy. It was crazy...seriously! You can read about it at www.waiting4ourmiracle.blogspot.com I am excited to be able to follow your blog and look forward to your posts. Thanks for shring your story