Sunday, May 4, 2008

A change of heart







I've been ready for quite some time to start the ball rolling for our second adoption, but hubby was NOT into it. Understandably, he is the bread-winner of the family, and didn't want to get in over our heads financially. We both work very hard, but there isn't a whole lotta EXTRA money after our bills are paid. So, even though we have both always wanted two kiddos, after months and months of asking and getting the same reply from him, I had about given up. I wasn't at all angry...I just started to get my head (and heart) around the fact that my family might be complete with the three of us.






Then last week, out of nowhere, Jay gave me the green light on adoption number two! I started to shake right away, and my heart began to beat faster...then my wheels started turning. I was on the internet researching different programs, and the next day I was on the phone with my social worker. A couple hours later we were pre-approved! So, now we wait (and wait), and pray (and pray some more). Nothing is set in stone right now. We have some ideas, and we are on a waiting list, but I am just asking God to lead us and trusting that He will - just like He did the first time. We know that nothing in the adoption world is happening quickly these days, and we're alright with that. We'll have time to plan, save money, get a room ready, pick a name, nest, and just enjoy our days with sweet Lily. I'm just happy to know that my family, in God's timing, is going to grow thru the miracle of adoption once again!!!

46 comments:

kerri said...

I'm in tears reading this,I know this is something you have wanted for so long.
I knew this would happen, you left it in the right hands.
Lily is going to be the best Jie-Jie.
I am so happy for you!!!!!
Hugs and kisses form the monkeys!!
YIPEE!!
YAHOO!!!

Much Ado said...

Oh Nikki! I am so excited for you, I know how much you have wanted this for such a long time!!!

Sophie's Mom said...

Oh, what WONDERFUL news! Congrats!

GWEN OATSVALL said...

even though i have know for a week or so, i just go chill bumps reading it ... i am beyond excited and feel so blessed to be on this journey w/you!!

give Jay and Lil a hug from TN !!!

Juliette said...

I've been hopping to read this post for quite a while to be honest. This is such a wonderful news!
Glad we'll be on this path to grow our families together.
Lily is going to be a great big sister.
Alleluia!

Two Kayaks said...

Congratulations, Nikki! You will be in my heart as you begin this wonderful journey.

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy(Kim & John) said...

I am with Gwen.. I started crying again..knowing that Lily will have a sister/brother..
I am with you on this amazing journey and we will be here together on this Amazing Journey..
HUGS girly.

Denise C said...

OH sweet Nikki! I am sitting her weeping right now! I know this has been on your heart for some time now...and I too have just been praying for God to work on Jay's heart!
God's timing is perfect.....I am so so thrilled for you, my precious friend!
I cannot wait to see what GOD will do!
Love you so much!!!!

Kate said...

Wow...what a wonderful time for your family as you begin to contemplate this new addition! We are in the process of our second adoption too and went through much the same things that your family did. I remember how exciting it was to actaully start the process again! Congratulations!!

Laura Nipper said...

This is wonderful news Nikki. So excited to follow along on this journey to your next little one. Love and hugs. :)

kris said...

I scared poor Boob when I yelped out loud. I am SO.SO.SO. HAPPY for you guys!!!!!! Can't wait to hear more!

Daniella said...

I am crying! So excited for you!!

Jen said...

What WONDERFUL news! You brought tears to my eyes...Craig and I will be praying for you as you prepare to embark on another incredible journey. God is good, and we are blessed to call you family!

Kristi said...

Great news from you guys. You are great parents and another child will be so blessed by you guys and Lily as they bring blessings to you as well! Wow! Made my day and I will pray for you as this new journey begins!

Steffie B. said...

You already know that I am happy for you....I was excited when you told me....I can't wait to be on
this journey with you once again! ;)

Paula said...

Congrats on the green light. That will be so fun for Lilly.

Linette said...

Oh Nikki...I'm sitting here crying reading this! I'm SO excited for your precious family. I just know God has big things in store for you guys. :) I can't wait to see the journey He takes you on with adoption #2!!

LaLa said...

Oh I am so excited for you!!!! I can't wait to hear what you decide : ) Blessings to your sweet family. Lily will be a great big sister!

The Princess's Mommy said...

Oh I can't wait to see where the journey takes you! Many Blessings and Congratulations!! HOORAY!!!

Monica

holly m. said...

Oh Nikki!!
I'm so happy and excited for your family!! I'll be praying that all goes along smoothly as you move forward. This is GREAT news! Thanks for sharing. :)

Michelle said...

Nikki! Wonderful news!! How very excited you must be!!!! I love the little green go sign at the top of your post. Too cute. : )

Lily's Pad said...

This is great news! I am so excited for you. Can't wait to watch your dream and story unfold:)

Mary

Beverly said...

Congrats!! I am excited for you guys!!

Gee Gee said...

Yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!
We'll all wait eagerly for the next gift from God!!

Tracey & Mike said...

Oh Nikki, what fabulous news!!!
I'm so happy for you!
Congratulations!

mommy24treasures said...

Oh Nikki what wonderful joyous news! I am SO happy for you!

Dannye said...

oh nik...what amazing news!! I am extremely excited for you guys!!

are you going the China route again????....can't wait to follow along as you guys become parents again!!

Meredith Teagarden said...

Nikki,

I am over here teary eyed for you! Oh my goodness, what amazingly wonderful news. This was worth being up late and catching up on blogs for!!!! I could not be happier for your news!

Perrin said...

What great news...congratulations. I hope it goes very easy for you. You will love life with two.

Jonni, John & Sofia said...

Nikki,

I am SO HAPPY for you! YAY! Maybe you and I will be able to get our munchkins close to the same time. Are you going though China again? NSN or SN? Don't mean to ask a hundred questions but I am so excited!

Hugs,
Jonni

Sharon said...

Wowowowowowo!!! That is sooo exciting and AMAZING! What a wonderful husband and time in your lives!! I am so happy for you!!
Love and hugs ,sharon

Mommy Spice said...

Oh Yay!! I remember you posting about this a while back. You know, it really is all about God's timing. The wait is not bothering us either. We enjoy every moment with Spicy Girl, and look forward to the day that we're a family of
4. I'm really so very excited for y'all!!

EllieNat said...

It took me 7 years to convince my husband to adopt daughter #1. Six months after we got our daughter, he said he wanted to go back for a sister for our daughter. I know how exciting those words are!

So happy for you and your family!

Kimber said...

Oh my goodness...ANSWERED prayer!!!!! I am so thrileled for you. I have not been on the computer much at all but I eard a little whisper in my heart to omce over here and check on you.

I am SO GLAD I DID. THIS IS BIG news. I am praying and I cannot wait to hear more about it all. My prayers are with you:) When you have time...shoot me a quick e-mail. I lost ALL of my e-mail addresses. I will need to get your info again.

Kim

Tiffany said...

Ok you will think I am completely crazy but I just had a feeling you would be posting this. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! So VERY excited for you!

~Amy~ said...

YES YES YES!!! :) I'm so happy right now!!!!!

Panda-Mom said...

You know I want the scoop as soon as anything comes up!!! ; )

redmaryjanes said...

Oh Nikki,
I am so happy for you! Congratulations my dear friend. Are you going back to China? Lily will be such an amazing big sister.

Bella's mama said...

Oh Nikki,

You do not know me and I just found you through this wonderful world of blogging. But I am sitting at my desk with tears of joy rolling down my checks. God is so good. Congratulations!!!

I am a mother of one precious little girl that God blessed me and my husband with 3 years ago from Nanjing China. I am still praying that I will have a 'green light' for a second daughter.

Hugs to you and your family,

Krista

Rony said...

Nikki, I always felt that it was a matter of time. I think there is a plan for all of us we just have to wait until it's our time. This is your time. Enjoy.

Ashley said...

How exciting! God is faithful ...

Heather said...

OH NIKKI - YIPPEE!! I was breathless reading this post - CONGRATULATIONS! Sweet Lily is going to make such a magnificent Jie Jie. And you my dear, may bless yet another beautiful baby with your compassionate mothering:)

God is so good!!

Love,
Heather

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

I am so happy for you and happy for the baby that is coming home....it couldn't get a more wonderful family.

love me

Jewels of My Heart said...

Oh, Nikki! I could cry... I have goose bumps.... I have been praying for you and my heart is overflowing with joy for your precious family. I haven't been able to visit blogs lately and I can't believe I am just now finding out your WONDERFUL news.
THANK YOU JESUS! I am just so happy for you and thankful.... ohhhhhhhhh I am just so excited I don't know what to say. BIG HUG
Oh, how I love answered prayers.... I will be praying for you and your precious child that awaits you somewhere.... I love you friend and I am oh, so happy for you!!!!
Have I mentioned how happy I am for you?!!!! LOL
God's Speed My Friend and thank you Jesus for moving mountains....
Love,
Daleea

Anne Marie said...

Yes -- you know how happy I am for you! Your attitude about this just exemplifies why you are wonderful mom, wife and person (not nec. in that order)!!!!

somebody said...

酒店經紀人,菲梵酒店經紀,酒店經紀,禮服酒店上班,酒店小姐,便服酒店經紀,酒店打工,酒店寒假打工,酒店經紀,酒店經紀,專業酒店經紀,合法酒店經紀,酒店暑假打工,酒店兼職,便服酒店工作,酒店打工經紀,制服酒店經紀,專業酒店經紀,合法酒店經紀,酒店暑假打工,酒店兼職,便服酒店工作,酒店打工,酒店經紀,制服酒店經紀,酒店經紀