Our Story – 7 Days of Love

by SomeGirl on April 26, 2010 · 13 comments

Three months after my husband and I “stopped preventing”  our oldest son was conceived. 8 months later he was born. He was a little early (4 weeks), but healthy. He spent the first 2 weeks of his life in the hospital and was then sent to his home.

He had no Mommy or Daddy to hold him or soothe him when he cried. He had no doting grandparents to “ooh” and “ah” at his tiny little fingers and toes. He spent his first night at home in a numbered crib with sterile sheets and women he didn’t know.

As he grew, he learned not to cry since no one came when he did. The women in his life came and went on a regular basis (morning, evening, night shift). He learned he could trust no one but himself.

It breaks my heart when I think that he didn’t have a Mommy or Daddy to comfort and rock him when he woke up at night. When he hurt himself no one kissed him to make it better. When his first birthday came there was no cake or celebration to mark the day. There was no one recording his first steps and no one writing down his first words. There are no photos or videos of the first 18 months of his life.

At 18 months his body was so small he wore 6 month old clothes. His growth had plateaued and he was in “failure to thrive.”

When my husband and I met him, he didn’t know what to think. He had never really seen a man before and he had never had this much attention.

We spent time with him in his home…


and held him like he had never been held before.

(read the rest of our story here at So, I Married a Mennonite)

I’m glad to be a participant of 7daysofLove!

{ 13 comments }

JamieAnne

I am so glad he is part of our family! Love you all!!

SomeGirl

Thanks, Jamie! We all love you, too!! ♥

Alicia The Snowflake

Headed there right now! Can’t wait to read the rest!

SomeGirl

Thanks for taking the time to comment on your way! ♥

Susan Jones

What a wonderful story God has written for Z and your family. He seems to be whispering again Girl!!! Can you hear Him? ;o) We absolutely love your family! I’m glad we’re walking this rode of adoption together!

SomeGirl

Wow, His voice sounds a lot like yours! ;) lol

We LOVE you guys, too! And I’m REALLY glad we’ve both adopted!! ♥ It’s fun to share that joy with such good friends!

aplaceforthoughts

Thank you for sharing this story with all of us. So beautiful. What a beautiful blessing your son is and he is so very lucky to have such perfect parents.

SomeGirl

Thank you, Place! What sweet words! But, I’ll be the first to tell you, we are FAR from perfect… I actually spent the entire day yesterday feeling like a horrible parent… yet we are thankful that God has perfectly knit our family with His loving hands.

(And, I’m thankful for sweet comments like yours!) ♥

aplaceforthoughts

I don’t think there is a perfect parent out there. Meaning that we all make mistakes. But I guess what I meant was that you have the perfect family and that you two are perfect for your son. God works is great ways and your family is a beautiful example of that.

SomeGirl

Thank you, sweet friend! ♥ ♥ ♥

John

Thanks for sharing this my friend.

Mayhem & Moxie

Such a beautiful and heartbreaking story. Thank you for sharing this with all of us.

It is good people like you and your husband that truly renew my faith in humanity. :)

-Francesca

SomeGirl

Thanks, John and Francesca! It’s funny, but when I write something personal like this I hope for comments more than normal… thanks for taking the time to read our story and leaving sweet comments! ♥ Michelle

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