“Though You Are Barren, You Shall Have a Son…”

(Slightly adapted from Judges 13:3)

Weeks of waiting, waiting, waiting. I was handling it well, but as February days crept by, I started getting impatient. When we mailed in our books, I asked Bryan when he thought we’d get matched. Out of the blue he said “By the end of February.” Two months was about when our friends got the call and if it was anywhere near as busy as our agency made it sound, we thought that would hopefully give them enough time to find us a birthmom and a baby.

However January came and went. February rolled around. As the month was about half over I started realizing things might take much longer than we thought. I would ask Bryan why he thought it wasn’t happening or share worries and he said “No worrying until February was over.” But as the days passed, I began to reorient my mind more for a late Summer baby than the Spring baby I had hoped for. (And was planning to jokingly give my husband a hard time on March 1st!)

But then, on a random Thursday afternoon, I looked down at my phone to see a missed call from the social worker. Hands shaking and heart beating, I quickly snuck in an empty office and called her back. She shared that there was a birth mom interested in meeting us!!

Just 4 days later we met her and her friend over a Chinese buffet. 15 minutes into the conversation her social worker had us linger for a few minutes getting food so they could talk privately. We came back as the social worker looked at us, smiled and said,

“We were talking and she would like you to adopt her baby!”

AHHH! Praise the Lord! I can’t explain the emotions we felt at this point. Joy, shock, relief, excitement, anticipation and 1,000 more.

We are matched!!!!

(And in case you were wondering it happened February 25th! So cool – – how did Bryan know?!?) Just 2 days later we went to an ultrasound with her and found out she’s having a boy. It was surreal to see him wiggling on the screen and know that is our son. He’ll be joining our family in the end of April!

Needless to say, the last couple weeks have been joy- filled, celebratory and completely life changing. We are just over the moon ecstatic. We are relishing in God’s goodness and mercy and praising Him continuously. Thank you so much for your tears, prayers, love and encouragement over the past 4 1/2 years. We ask for your contined prayer for our sweet birth mom and our little baby boy! Please pray God would grow and sustain our baby and that he would be healthy. We cannot WAIT to be parents!

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About jackielopina

Follower of Jesus, Pastor's Wife, Cookie Baker.
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28 Responses to “Though You Are Barren, You Shall Have a Son…”

  1. Katie Derickson says:

    Congratulations Lopinas!! I can’t wait to meet your little man in June!

  2. This is wonderful!!! I’ve been praying and praying for you both. Praise God! :)

  3. Kate says:

    YESSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So very very excited for you! Have been praying and aching for you guys. Now praying and rejoicing with you!!!

  4. Ah!! Yay!! I’m so glad you don’t have the whole pregnancy to continue waiting…April isn’t that far away! Will be praying for patience and the birth mom and your son until then!

  5. Devon says:

    Oh Jackie that is wonderful! Absolutely wonderful. Crying tears of joy and praying from afar.

  6. Steph says:

    Thrilled and praising God with you. Continuing to pray with you in these last weeks of eager anticipation as you wait to finally meet your son!!

  7. jen says:

    this is so wonderful jackie!! and little boys are awesome!! ;) can not wait to see the crazy good fruit that God produces through you as a mama!! and APRIL!? that is so soon! praising God that he always brings a light to the end of our tunnels!

  8. michelle says:

    Yay!! I love that picture of you guys – your smiles are so big and reflect the JOY that the Lord has given you. That little boy has no idea yet how loved he already is! Praise Jesus.

  9. Sarah C says:

    We are so so so happy.

  10. Jennifer says:

    I am so happy… this made my day!! Congratulations you two.

  11. Oh that is so exciting! I first started reading your blog when you two were on a cruise a while ago. Then I enjoyed some of your recipes. Then it felt like I was getting to know you during your experiences growing your family. I am very happy for you both- congrats! God bless!

  12. Erin says:

    Yay !!!!!!!!!!! So exciting for you guys!!!!!!!

  13. Pat says:

    I keep re-reading this post, and crying every time. So excited for you to be parents and to have a new grandson!!!

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