Friday, March 6, 2009

Surprise!

I'm back! Bet you've been wondering where I've been and what the heck I've been up to...thank you to my blogger friends who expressed their concern. I have a wonderful surprise for you! God has worked a miracle in my life over the past month and it has to do with this precious bundle of joy:


I am so proud to announce that she is my daughter! Yep, my DAUGHTER!!!! Can you believe it? She is such a blessing, a true miracle! I know your chin has hit the floor, I still find it very surreal myself. Isn't she gorgeous?!

Here is how it all unfolded. Do you notice the date of my last post was the early morning of January 15th? I couldn't sleep that night I was so stressed out about life. Later that evening (9:00pm) my husband and I received a phone call from our social worker from our local agency (We have been on the domestic adopotion list in Alberta for over 2 years) saying our profile/scrapbook had been chosen!!! Can we meet the family next week? What? Excuse me? We had all but given up on this! My husband and I didn't sleep for the entire week! We met our birthmom and her family and had a wonderful afternoon with them. The next day we were asked personally by our birthmom to parent her child, who is due on March 5th (today actually). She is an amazing woman who I will love and cherish for the rest of my life! We are blessed that she and her family will be a part of our lives, it is like they've adopted us!

A few weeks passed and we stayed in contact with the family via phone and email and had coffee, lunch and dinner together as well. I was overwhelmed with work, planning & preparing our house, etc. that I just couldn't blog about anything! My husband and I decided we needed to rearrange our trip to San Francisco (originally planned for March 21st) and while we were there (over Valentines weekend) her water broke!! While we were out of the country!!! Talk about panic!!! Our daughter wasn't born for another week...February 21st and we brought her home on the 23rd. Our ten-day revocation period passed successfully this Wednesday and I am so thrilled to be able to introduce little Josina to you.

Josina Maaike Marie

Born: February 21, 2009 at 5:08 pm

Weight: 7 pounds 1 ounce

Height: 19.2 inches

I am excited to continue to follow your journeys to parenthood, it is nothing like I'd ever even imagined. Even the 4 am feedings are enjoyable when you gaze into your child's eyes.

I will eventually get around to taking the blog private, when I have a minute to figure it out. But for now you get a sneak preview of our precious joy. Thanks for sharing this journey with me!

25 comments:

BCMommy said...

Wow, Tammy!!!!
That is amazing! She is so beautiful! You must be in heaven right now. Congratulations!
I'm so happy for you!

Claire

Dianne said...

Oh. My. Goodness!!! Congratulations! I'd been thinking about you so much lately, and wondering what mystery craziness was going on in your life, and let me tell you it was so incredibly worth the wait and more!

Tammy! She is so precious! A million congratulations again and I just couldn't be happier for you. What a blessing! Miracle indeed!

Jody V. said...

WOW!! She is beautiful. Congratulations. So excited for you and your hubby.

Natalie and Chris said...

Again, CONGRATULATIONS, you seem so happy after so many years of heartache you have a perfect angel. I am so happy for you. I look forward to more updates.

Kendra said...

Congratulations Tammy! I was wondering why there were no updates when I checked in earlier this week. So happy to hear your news, she is a beautiful little girl.

Alysia and Derrick said...

Congratulations Tammy and Sid!!
She is absolutely gorgeous!! We're so very happy for you! That is so exciting! Thank you for sharing with us!
Alysia & Derrick

supermommy said...

EEEEK!!!!! Yeah!! What an amazing blessing that you have been given! I wish I would have known,,I mean oh nothing....
So I am so excited for you!!!this is amazing. I love it and can't wait to hear more. She is so beautiful! Congratulations Mommy and Daddy! Make sure you let me know when you go private!

Jennyxo♥

Chad, Laura and Sara said...

What amazing news. She is precious. As I read it, all the memories of the events of Sara's adoption came rushing back -thank you!

As an aside, this is actually quite timely. I am in the middle of drafting a letter to our Minster of Family Services (MB) to enquire about why we were required to close our domestic file when our dossier left Canada. I am hoping you could PM me so I can ask you a million questions about how this was possible for you in AB and even use your experience in my letter. If you have time (as I know it is probably limited) I would appreciate the help - lcmorrison@shaw.ca

Congrats again, enjoy every second. My Sara came to us as an infant and is now almost 5 - OMG, does time fly.

Laura

The Mannings said...

WHAT??!! I had wondered what was going on with you guys and hoped all was well. CONGRATS on this sweet surprise. Blessings to you and your beautiful daughter!!

Kevin and Leah...waiting with open arms. said...

Congratulations Tammy!
I was wondering what happened to you...but I never imagined that it was this!!! She is just beautiful! I wish you and your new family all the very best.

Long Journey Big Dreams said...

Congrats Tammy!!! I have been checking your blog daily wondering where you have been! What great news!!!!

D Dae said...

Congratulations! I didn't realize you could keep a local file open while pursuing international, this is fantastic, what an amazing blessing! Everything happens for a reason, and she is an amazingly beautiful reason! :)

Alicia said...

Congratulations Tammy! Isn't life amazing, all the twists and turns keep us on our toes!

She is so beautiful. Enjoy every moment with her.

Rhonda and Kristin said...

Congratulations!!!! What an amazing surprise. All the best on your new mommy status! A blessing that just fell from the sky, wonderful :)

Karen said...

Don't you just love it when God's plan unfolds and blows your socks off!?

CONGRATULATIONS Mommy!!

What a beautiful daughter. I am so thrilled for all of you!

This is the best reason I have ever heard for not blogging :)

Rana and Yvan said...

Oh Tammy!! Josina is beautiful!! Congratulations Mommy! I had wondered where you were and had often checked your blog to see if you had posted anything new!! Well, now you have :)

Wishing you all the best Tammy with your new gorgeous daughter.

When you go private, I would love to continue to follow.

r.wright@sasktel.net

Rana

Kelly said...

Congratulations on your daughter. I must agree with you she is Beautiful in every way. It seems that someone had another journey for you and what a wonderful journey this will be for you. I wish you all the best!

Nicole Bellefleur said...

I just read your latest post now - what a wonderful surprise!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! She's precious... I'm sure she will bring your family a lifetime of joy!!!

Nicole

Anonymous said...

Well, how cool is that?!!!! Awesome news, and how exciting for you and your husband. That's a good surprise...
ME

Long Journey Big Dreams said...

Tammy! Thanks so much for all the beautiful secret pal stuff!!! I would love to get together and also would love to meet your beautiful girl!!!! We can plan a time whenever works for you - drop me a line and we will figure something out!!!

Michelle

Sharla said...

Oh my goodness! Surprise is right!!!Congratulations on the 4 am feedings, on becoming parents, on having a daughter, on all of it! I am overjoyed for you...God is so good!

Is Eight Enough? said...

Tammy,

I am floored! I haven't read my blogs for a while. I was reading your last post and was thoroughly confused. I was so sure you were adopting from Ethiopia, so I had to go back into your blog and find out what happened.

God is so amazing. Do you see how you got your holiday and then your baby came right after! Well, we had the same thing happen. We thought we would go to Disneyland cause we were DONE, but God was not. Within 3 months of coming home from Disneyland He informed us we were adopting!! LOL!! We got our holiday in! :o)

Your little one is gorgeous!! Are you still up for the Ethiopian adoption? I would love to have an invite when you go private.

mum2boys@telus.net

Blessings, Justine
Mum to 6 Bio-boys and 2 Ethiopian girls

K_I_T_ said...

What!..this is awesome. Congrats on your beautiful baby girl. Ive been off the blogging for awhile, just waiting for our referral, and was just checkin in on you! What a great surprise to see such a pretty little girl, your daughter. Good luck with it all....awesome...

emily and mike said...

Oh my goodness! I hadn't stopped by your blog in a long time due to my new business... I can't believe this news. I'm so so happy for you guys.

I wish you all the best and am looking forward to seeing more pictures of you all together!

em

darci said...

congratulations. so very happy for you.