Thursday, June 17, 2010

Our baby's birth mama

Lately I've found myself thinking about our baby's birth mama. I guess we're still at such an early stage of this process that wrapping my mind around what our baby will look like or be like is kinda hard. BUT... I can't help but be burdened for what the birth mom's life is like. Since we will be checking "under 12 months old" on our application once we turn it in, more than likely, our child is not born yet. So that leads my thoughts to the mama. I wonder if she's pregnant or soon will be? I wonder what this pregnancy will mean to her- if she's scared? I know that I truly have no idea what life is like in Ethiopia and all the hardship it brings with it. I can read all about it and see videos and pictures- but it's no where near the same as living it. So, all I can do is pray for her. That God would protect her, provide for her, surround her with a supportive and loving family, and more then anything that she would know she is loved by God and that God has plans for this child! It's strange to think that while our unfolding story is full of blessings, that her story might be full of heartache and fear.

I look at Jude often and am so grateful that he's a healthy, vibrant 3 year old boy! I'm so thankful I had an awesome pregnancy with him with no complications. I was able to take good care of myself in order to insure his growth and health while he was still in my belly. Oh how I pray for a healthy pregnancy for our baby's mama! Pray for her too if you think of it!


  1. You may not know me, but my name is Kalisha Walters, I had "Mr." Helms as my AP World teacher a couple of years ago, he invited me to follow yalls story. He truly impacted my life as a teacher and your blog is truly amazing and motivational. Thank you for sharing it with me! Also please let me know if there is anything I can do to help with your adoption process, I would love to buy a t-shirt, or if you guys ever need a free babysitter for Jude so yall can have a night out. Thank you for sharing your faith and devotion to doing what God has called you to do!
    Kalisha Walters

  2. I love this post. My mind is constantly spinning about all aspects that surround our adoption. I have been journaling and writing letters that I only wish could reach the birth mama. I think about her all the time and what she is thinking and going through. I need to better organize my thoughts before I publish ramblings online... but my dear mama is coming soon.

  3. Hil,
    Your precious thoughts are heard my the Utmost High and I am praying for her as well. I am so excited for what you and Joshua and Jude are doing! Bless you my precious friend!


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