Sunday, March 15, 2009

miracle

Dearest friends,

Please excuse my absence. I have found myself, as of late, smack dab in the middle of a miracle. As it turns out, miracles are a little like tornadoes. If you stand in the center of a tornado, there is no getting out until the storm calms and the dust clears.

As with every miracle, there is an angel involved. This miracle that has been taking place is unusually large and it called for a very particular kind of angel. My angel is an tall Australian artist with beautiful blond dreadlocks. This is Emily.

Emily will carry around a little piece of my heart until my dying day.

The week that I posted our adoption profile online, Emily spoke with a dear friend who's daughter was expecting a baby. There are a lot of crazy, amazing little details that happened but in the end the sky cracked open and my little family stood under a shower of blessings. We have been dancing in the rain ever since.

Our little girl is due May 19th.

Tell me. How do you thank someone for a gift so significant? How do you put into words the love and gratitude you feel for someone you just meet? How do we begin to express the wonder we feel at the selflessness of a birth mother? We haven't found a way.

We lay in bed and look at each other. How can this be happening? Why are we so lucky?

39 comments:

Kari said...

Very, very exciting! Congratulations!

Jerusalem said...

what a wonderful, beautiful miracle! yours is the second story I have heard like this recently! amazing, amazing, amazing! congrats!

Leslie said...

that's amazing, april. what a happy day!

RitterB's said...

April,
Hip Hip Hooray! I am most happy for you! It is amazing how our babies come to us at the perfect time, and in the most perfect way! Dance away!

ask what said...

Congratulations on your new daughter! This is beautiful news.

Mama Marks said...

oh april, goosebumps & tears ... congratulations, such wonderful news :-)

Amyesq said...

Oh WOW!!!!!!!! This is the best news ever!! How fantastic that this is working out for you. You will all be very much in my prayers! See you Wed!

Postcards and Coasters said...

WOW! That is going to be about as quick as our adoption! We learned about Charlotte in May and she was born Sept. 2nd. Have you met the birthmother?

Are you going through an adoption agency? We hadn't even started all the paper work when we found out about her.

You are getting a miracle! Congrats!

ChelMo said...

Congratulations! That is the most wonderful news I've heard in a long, long time. You deserve it, and the miracle little girl is truly lucky to be joining such a loving family.

Jill said...

Adoption is truly the most amazing and miraculous thing! I am SO incredibly excited for you! I can't wait to meet Miss M and give her loves! We love you and are here to help in any way that we can. Call me anytime!

Again, congrats my friend! It's seems as though we have passed through another storm together and are headed into sunny days again!

Lots of love!
Jill

sweetmango said...

WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW
I cant wipe the smile of my face, or giggling.....I AM SO STOKED FOR ALL OF YOU.
Perfect, perfect and perfect.
I am so very happy for you, so very very happy.
This is the best post ever.
Much love to you all.
WOW a little girl for you.
giggle
I love it.
xxxxsm

JanMary said...

Such wonderful news - praying for you and your family - all of them!

oneordinaryday said...

How simply wonderful.
I have been in your place twice. There are no words, are there? Praise God for brave women/birthmothers who put their children first and love them with such strength. I have been blessed two times and I think it's a miracle that God moves complete strangers to become part of the landscapes of our hearts.
Congratulations.
Michelle
http://oneordinaryday.wordpress.com/

lulusparkles said...

oh goosebumps!!!
so tickled for you.
God Bless.

K and/or K said...

What a wonderful way God has of gifting us when we least expect it! This is truly inspiring! Stoires like this keep me going...
COngrats to you and here is hoping for the best throughout the process!
kelly

Lisa said...

So my eyes teared up and I said 'Oh My God!' to the screen!!!! I am so amazingly happy for you and your family + 1!!!!
Lisa

Rebecca said...

I am so happy for you April. I know what you mean about how to do say thank you. It doesn't seem like a powerful enough word. Please keep us posted!!

DomestiKatie. said...

oh my goodness, oh my goodness.
my eyes are brimming with tears and my heart is pounding out of my chest for you.
this is so amazing and i can think of nothing more appropriate for you- now you are a maker of jewelry, art, dinner, and miracles (because to that woman, you are definitely a miracle, too).
congratulations, baby girl suaviloquy!

Laura said...

we are surrounded by miracles, daily...just dont always see them.
But THIS miracle...it has been prayed for, and well deserved...
and all I can do now is plan a baby shower for you in my mind.......
I see little pink onesies with stitched blue birds....
and oh, the cake........

God bless you, beautiful mama...
and congratulations...finally
xoxo

Aunt Julie said...

Oh April! This is such an amazing blessing for our whole family. This baby has been carefully and perfectly labeled for you and Ben by God. Amazing! I cry (again!) every time I tell someone my niece is on the way!!! OX.

Julie said...

Oh, and Emily, if you're reading this, I love you for loving April in this amazing way....gee, how many times have I said "amazing" in the last few days?! I will always remember you and the birth family in my prayers.

Kroegers Calling said...

I am so happy for you guys! It is truly amazing!!!

brooke said...

what a blessing...truly! my husband was adopted at just 3 weeks old and i thank both his biological (although we have never met them) and his adoptive parents daily for what they did for him...especially because if it wasn't for them i wouldn't have him!

Amy said...

I am so happy for you I am crying :) Girlie wonderland...woo hoo!

Isabel Aven and Sylvia Harper said...

OH MY GOODNESS. i am crying for you! and i need your mailing address ;)

congratulations!
blair
mountain aven baby

Jamie said...

That is so Awsome April Congrats!

Kalli Ko said...

Extra-Ordinary News!

Many Many Many Congratulations, baby girls are the sweet things this world needs more of.

Paige Tyler said...

My heart sings for you!!!

emily said...

congratulations! A miracle indeed.

Jess said...

beautiful post! beautiful moment...thank you for sharing in your bliss!

april said...

Thanks everyone! I'm sooooooo excited!

Laura said...

Oh my gosh! I haven't checked here in a couple days and look what happens! I am SO happy and excited for you. You must be on cloud 9.
YAY!
Laura

for petesakes said...

April.. I am so excited for you guys! I feel the same giddy exitement that I felt when we first heard about Jazzy. It's so amazing how things work out and come together.

Terri Fisher said...

Congratulations, April! I'm so happy for you and your family! How exciting! Enjoy the moments now and to come!

Caroline D. said...

This just brought tears to my eyes. Congratulations to you and your beautiful family!

Elizabeth said...

i haven't visited for a few days and look what wonderful things I find! Congratulations -- how simply wonderful.

Michelle Springer said...

I'm late, I'm late....Sorry for the late congrats via your blog. Forgive me as I was visiting YOU in California. So very cool. You were so excited when I saw you. All beamy and happy like all expecting mothers are! Think of all the tutus and princess dresses you can buy. Oh - The little preggo that is carrying your child is going to look fierce in my maternity clothes. Em is hooking her up. The baby will be able to feel the fierceness from inside.

xo
Mic

annie said...

YAY!!!!

Gina said...

I just found your blog today. I saw your video on Tara's site and clicked through. First of all, you have an amazing blog and a beautiful family, and if that video doesn't make a person cry it is because his or her heart has gone missing. Secondly, if you lived next door to me I would be the best neighbor you could ask for and I would offer to babysit for you all the time (and I am highly qualified). And lastly, I always had a feeling that Emily was a magical being and when I got to this post I knew that I was right. I've never met her, but I just know she is grace personified. Congratulations on...well...EVERYTHING!