Monday, September 13, 2010

no longer waiting

There comes a time in life when the waiting has to end. 

Waiting ends with the accomplishment or fulfillment of whatever we were waiting for. Or it ends with nothing. Every single one of us knows what waiting feels like. We wait for our periods to end. We wait for a smiley face on our ovulation kits. We wait two weeks until our periods arrive, or we get that elusive positive test. We wait for our beta results. We wait for the first ultrasound. We wait to make decisions and choices that will shape the future in our quest for motherhood. We wait to find out if we are homestudy approved. We wait for an agency to match us with our future children. We wait. And wait. And wait.

Some of us have waited months. Some years. 

I have written before that it doesn't matter how long we wait - we are all equally deserving of success in this journey. But today, the waiting ended for a very incredible, very special, VERY deserving person.

Please head over to Lisa's blog and wish her congratulations on the birth of her son, Jayden. Lisa has waited a long time to bring Jayden into her home. Lisa is an amazing person and friend. She's been there for me, personally, through a lot this past year. There are some people you meet during this journey who touch your life in a way that you never thought possible. I've gained some amazing friends this way, and Lisa is one of them. She's battled infertility and cancer, and come out on top. She's an inspiration to all of us. 

She is living proof that nothing can stop you from achieving the dream of becoming a mother.

15 comments:

Rach said...

That is an amazing story!! All the infertility and then waiting 2 years for an adoption. Simply amazing!!

Crossed Fingers said...

That's an amazing story - thanks for pointing me in her direction!

AL said...

I'm getting chills just thinking about her and her baby boy! So freaking happy for her!

Leelers♥ said...

This is a amazing story:) Im so happy to see that she got a happy ending to a long story!

Rebecca said...

So absolutely wonderful!!! :) I'm so happy for her!

Jin said...

I'm still getting teary eyed over her last tweet. So happy for them!

Michelle said...

Hysterical at my desk. Lisa is wonderful and amazing woman and a simply beautiful story. Thank you for sharing.

Leslie said...

What a neat story!! Thank you for sharing = )

Another Dreamer said...

I was so happy to hear her news earlier this morning :) So excited for her!

Kandid Kelli said...

This is awesome. I headed over to her blog earlier today to congratulate her. This really is amazing!

xo
-K

Jessica said...

What a sweet story she has...now following her! So happy for her:)

S.I.F. said...

I was definitely so happy to see this news today... it's a good day in the blogging world!

RunningMama said...

Ah, waiting. Can you really live your life while waiting? I'm so happy to hear about Lisa. We've been thinking about adoption...so this is a hopeful story.

Glass Case of Emotion said...

I felt the same way when I read her story- renewed hope- and genuine JOY for her!

AplusB said...

Beautiful post - it's just warms my heart when we see other blog friends reaching motherhood.