Thursday, March 15, 2007

Look At Me, I'm Pregnant In My Heart!!!

I once heard this great quote, "There are moments in life when you love someone so much that you just want to pick them from your dreams and hug them for real." That is what it feels like when you are waiting for your child to come home...You love them when they are still just a dream, when you your tummy hasn't changed a bit, but you really want to scream- LOOK AT ME, I'M PREGNANT IN MY HEART!!

This is a journey of discovery and enlightenment, a time in life to share with the world what it means to be pregnant in your heart...what it means to be a mom (or dad) in waiting...what it means to have a dream planted deep within in you, to love it, nourish it and wait for it...then to watch it unfold in your life, changing you forever in the process. And when you are forever changed, you want to change others...their ideas, their perspectives, their questions, even their dreams. And you will, because it is impossible to be changed without changing those whose lives you touch.

I don't know whose lives I will have the chance to impact, or who my daughter will touch in her life journey. I don't know who will read my story, hear my cries and share my laughter along the way...who will discover the dream that was planted in my heart, or who will catch their own dream in the process, but I do know this: I was created by a heavenly father who has a plan and a purpose for me, for my husband, and for my daughter. I can only see part of the plan; I only sense part of the purpose, but from the moment I discovered I was "pregnant in my heart," I knew that part of my journey would involve this joyful, painful, miraculous journey through adoption we began over 7 years ago. I think I know the moment of conception, but that is a story of its own.

This site is just the beginning, of dreams, hopes, knowledge, questions, resources, connections....
Yes, there is always more, because this is just the start, the day that you discover, I am pregnant in my heart.