I was asked if I could give a little update on how Paul and Rachel are doing. For those of you that don't know, they are the couple that adopted our remaining frozen embryos after we had the twins.
So, here the latest. Rachel is almost 27 weeks along in her twin pregnancy. They found out they were expecting twin boys. This amazing news shocked me, and has me curious as to what the remaining 6 are. :). We are super excited for them. They chose to name their little guys Taylor Adam and Aiden James. They chose the name Adam because they wanted to honor us in through the names in some way.
Definitely keep praying for them, as she approaches her third trimester carrying twins.
One side story that just has me blessed beyond words. I am headed to California for a weekend in February for a conference. Last night she just offered for me to come see them and meet the babies in person while I am down there. I want to make sure of course that she is feeling well after the birth, and just be sensitive to how things are going, but just the blessing that they are offering that as a possibility to me, just... Well no words can describe what that means to me, and just makes me again very grateful.
I just am delighting in how God does know our hearts and what is best for each of us.
May you be blessed and find delight in Jesus today.
I am excited, and just waiting on God... Bethany has another birth mom for us to meet - this next Monday - Her name is Ashley and she lives in Washington - we might get to meet the birth dad too. I'm so excited, she is working with the same birth counselor that worked with Josiah's birth parents, Cindy, and Cindy was just so great during the whole process - we'd be so honored to do it again. (=
She doesn't know what she's having - which would mean it would be a surprise, but she is due they think on November 8th? I think? Could be the 7th... wow, so this could happen SO fast.
Anyways, please be praying for us, we just want God's will in this - I'm so nervous - the idea of 2 kiddos??? That will be quite the responsibility. (=
I'm glad I am going to California this weekend - it will make everything go a lot faster. (=
I'll be sure to keep ya'll updated.
Thanks for the prayers! (=
We went up to meet Ashley. She was a beautiful gal, a swimmer, in college, had family support.
She didn't know what was she was having. She was 8 months along, and had just found out that she was pregnant several weeks prior to our visit. We also met with the birth dad, separately that day. He had just found out that week. He was in another relationship now, and was dealing with the shock of everything. There is a lot more that was going on, but to just sum things up, it was an extremely complicated situation, where the birth parents were not talking to each other, and it just felt very... complicated.
After we left, I wasn't sure where we stood. The birth mom seemed pretty upbeat and ready for adoption.
The birth dad was sorting things out. So we waited for a few weeks.
Then we got a letter in the mail.
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Nov 9, 2006