Sunday, December 6, 2009

showered with love



When I would think about losing my Dad, it was unimaginable to me. I thought I would never survive the loss. I would pray to God not to take him from me because I knew I couldn't handle it, and I know God doesn't give you more than you can handle. So surely, I wouldn't lose him. If it wasn't for this baby, this amazing birthcouple and all our family and friends, I probably wouldn't have been able to function this past month.
In the past two weeks, we have been "showered" with love. Our friends and family threw me two wonderful baby showers. One in Virginia and one in Ohio. This little miracle is so loved by so many people. He already lights up my life. I can't tell you how much the joy of adoption has helped me in grieving my Dad. I am amazed everyday at how blessed we are to be apart of this incredible experience.

5 comments:

Lynnette said...

Hello Julie,
I have been thinking about you and your dad. I am so glad you were able to have two baby showers. I knowyour baby is near. I am so excited to follow your story.

babyattheend said...

That's so wonderful! How much longer til the little one arrives?

Jamie said...

oh julie ~ my mom and i were just talking about you yesterday. she asked how you were doing and what was going on with everything. we talked about how your emotions must be from one extreme (of loss) to the other extreme (of joy). and how difficult it might be to muddle your way through the grieving and the excitement.....all at the same time. i'm so happy you've had the excitement to help you through your grief. i feel the same way about my dad ~ i could just never imagine making it through that.....we are thinking of you always and can't wait to meet that precious little angel baby right along with you. :)

Lori said...

Julie, So happy to read about your Baby Showers! I cannot imagine how difficult your loss has been and am so happy you have the joy of becoming a mommy soon to help brighten your days. Best wishes...Lori (Lori-WA Resolve BB)

akmomma said...

Julie - I was thrilled to get caught up with your blog and hear about your miracle coming next month. Congratulations! What a road you have walked. I would love to catch up with you. We are now in Utah - getting ready to PCS to Minot so John can take a 1st SGT slot. Much love to you,Kathy Hall