Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A glorious day!

Late last week we got "the call" we had been waiting for...a birth mom had chosen us! We were over flowing with joy to say the least. And to top it off, she invited us to her doctors appointments today! So we've been keeping it a secret until TODAY!!!
And boy was today a super special day.....We spent nearly the entire day with "M". She is a doll and has such a sweet spirit about her...much wiser than her age! We are so excited to meet the rest of her family in the near future and get to know her better. She wants us to experience all the things she is experiencing such as going to doctor appointments and even being there when our baby BOY is born! Yes you read that right, Turner is going to have a brother!!!! And we could not be more excited! "M" is due mid July, so that gives us a little time to prep Turner and get ready ourselves.
Please keep our newest family member "M" in your prayers. I cannot imagine how difficult this decision was for her..but what respect I have for her that she chose life for this sweet little baby! She is an extraordinary women...it's amazing how you can instantly love someone you've never met before so deeply...it's hard to put into words, but I know all my adoption buddies can understand. Birth mothers are pretty special.
"Everyone needs compassion, love that’s never failing, let mercy fall on me. Everyone needs forgiveness, the kindness of a Savior, the hope of nations. My Savior, He can move the mountains, my God is mighty to save, mighty to save…."

Every time, I hear these song lyrics, my heart fills with joy as I’m reminded of Turner’s precious birth mother. Over the past 18 months, we’ve had the honor and privilege of spending quality time with “C”. What a surprise and blessing this relationship has been to all of us. She is so full of life and love for not only Turner, but for John & me. The love and gratitude we have for her is nearly impossible to put into words. How do you say thank you to a person who chooses you to be her son’s “Forever Mommy & Daddy?”

It seems like only weeks ago that we met this incredible woman, just hours after our son was born. There was such a mix of emotions we never dreamed we’d experience. We were filled with such joy and gratitude for her decision to give us her baby; but, at the same time, we felt such deep pain in imagining how difficult it was for her. We know her decision wasn’t easy, but her love for our little boy has been a constant reminder of God’s love for us. Despite the enormous pain it caused Him, He gave up His only Son so that we might have everlasting life. Turner’s birth mother put aside her great pain and grief to do what was best for her son, and made a very similar sacrifice. We never want Turner to forget the unconditional love she had for him at that moment.

Though Turner’s birth mother knows he is loved and has total peace with her decision, she will always have emptiness in her heart. So will countless other birthmothers who choose adoption. To honor these women’s courage and sacrifice, and to celebrate just how special these kinds of mothers are, our adoption agency will host a Birthmother’s Retreat this weekend. This special weekend will be a celebration of their decision, a time of ministry, healing, and well-deserved pampering. So please keep these women and the retreat in your prayers!


Turner playing with his new "baby"

Turner reading his favorite book "Brown bear, Brown bear"
Turner is going to be mommy's little helper I think!!!




13 comments:

Melodie said...

congratulations! another boy will be so much fun for big brother Turner. so excited for you all!

Molly said...

WAHOOO! You stinker! I can't believe you kept this a secret. How in the world do you keep it in? I have tried everytime and simply can't wait long before spilling the beans. First, CONGRATS mama! I am so excited that you are going to be able to go to doctors visits and be there when HE is born!!!! What a tremendous blessing. I can't tell you how thrilled I am that Turner gets a bubba! Oh man...what pure bliss it is to have boys to grow up together and protect each other (and rough house together!) It reminds me so much of Owen and Cooper!!!

Can't wait to hug your neck!! PTL!

Aunt CC said...

SOO EXCITED!!!! C U SOON

Sarah said...

Congratulations, Chassidy!!! So happy for you and your family! Sending my love to you all.

Ashley L said...

YEAH!!!! Congratulations!!! I am so excited for you all! Turner will be a fantastic Big Brother!! We'll keep praying for all of you and praising God for this new blessing!!!! Love you!!

Annie said...

Wow, that is such amazing news!!! Congratulations! It could NOT have worked out any better and I will definitely be praying for you guys. Call me soon for lunch! I want to hear all about it!!!

Brantley Family said...

That's AMAZING NEWS!! Congrats 1,000 times! So excited for you guys and will keep your family in our prayers!

Stephanie said...

Oh my WORD! I am SO SO thrilled for you all. I will be praying for you each!

Jamie said...

This post made my heart smile! Turner will be an amazing big brother. Congrats we are so excited for you!!!

Sweet Patience said...

Congratulations!
Great Secret! you will be forever busy with two boys!

Lollynpops said...

We are just so excited beyond words. We just Praise God for this special birth Mom and will be in prayer for all involved. We will see you in a couple of weeks. Love you, give Turner sugar from Lolly

Laura said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

I am so excited for you! And I am so happy for little Turner man that he is going to have a brother!!!

Today I let Max bring a friend home from school, so I took 4 little boys to the grocery store...and it was so fun to just imagine being a mom to 4 boys!

Love you and we'll be praying for you all!!

Julie G. Laperouse said...

Chas, I cannot express in words how excited I am for you, John and Turner. I will keep "M" and new baby Satterfield in my prayers. I had tears welling up as I read your post. Tell "M" to shoot for July 10 and he can share a bday with Annie Grace! ;) Love y'all!