Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Our Daughter

6 years of waiting

76 negative pregnancy tests

4 failed IUIs

1 laproscopy

10 months of premature menopause

100's of shots and pills

8,574,179 prayers

Too many tears to count

3 almost matches

1 failed adoption

16 days of waiting once picked

14 hours to shop, pack, and get ready to come home as three

4 hours of driving

5 days in the hospital

1 check that is the biggest we've ever written

2 incredible birth parents who wanted their child to have more

1 priceless child who was worth all the wait, anguish, pain, heartbreak, and love

Jocelyn Rose Normandie Zierke

Born: April 17, 2009

6:07 p.m.

6 lbs. 9 oz.

19 inches

Adopted: April 21, 2009


Melissa Giles said...

Congratulations again! We are so happy for you. Can't wait to see her.

Kam-a-lam said...

She is beautiful. Congratulations. I love adoption and the amazing blessings that come along with it.

You two are amazing! Congrats!

I love her name! So cute!

Tisa said...

I am so happy for you guys. You are all so lucky to have each other. You will be the best parents!

The Garns said...

Lara, I can't even tell you how happy I am for you two. She is beautiful. It's destiny. She was supposed to be yours. She actually looks like you. Miss you. Let me know if you need anything!

Miranda said...

Love the name! She is gorgeous! Can't wait till Saturday!

Maria said...

She is so absolutely beautiful! Like I said before, I doubt there's many babies out there who will be more loved! I've been anxiously waiting all week for news that she is finally yours, and now YEAH!!!! Hopefully I'll get to meet her sometime soon. I love the name too, my neighbor just named her daughter Jocelyn as well, it's such a feminine name. Congratulations again and have a safe drive home! I'm sure you'll be in the back seat the whole time staring!!!

Liz Smith said...

Jocelyn is a beautiful name. :) good choice!

Woods: said...

I have chills. She's beautiful and the name fits perfectly. Congrats congrats! Welcome to the adventure that is motherhood!

The Gotch Family said...

Jocelyn is so beautiful. You guys are so blessed. Enjoy every minute of these next 12 weeks (and take lots of pictures, it's easy to get caught up in the day to day and not take enough). I can't wait to meet her. Tell Justin congratulations as well.

Mom on the Go said...

Awwww, now I'm crying! You guys are amazing and you will be great parents. Love the name!

Ryan Sanford said...

Wow Lara - What an adorable little girl! She's a perfect fit for your family. You guys have been on quite a roller coaster these past few months.

You guys deserve all the blessings and happiness your experiencing!

Jocelyn is a lucky girl! We look forward to meeting her.

Anonymous said...

Just got home from meetings in Sheridan and had to look at updates. That grandbaby is more beautiful each day. What an absolute blessing and even though I knew and know exactly what you guys have gone through - just reading through the list made cry (not from sorrow but from pure joy) of how life works!! Can't wait to come down to IF in a couple of weeks. Save some hug time for Grandpa and me.

Love Mom/Jocelyn's & Haiden's Grandma

Chad and Tina said...

Thanks so much for writing back! I still am a little confused on how to make an adoption donation fund for Chad and I. I know you have the OneCause on there, but below that you have the donation for you and Justin.How do you set that up? And does all of the money people donate to you go to you to help with your adoption fund? I am sorry I don't understand. Thank you for being so patient with me.


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