best isn't normal

When the best way isn’t “normal”

I was adopted into my current family almost two decades ago, so it would be natural to think that when it came to building my own family, I would not be as rigid on how it happened.

Instead, I saw this as my chance to finally be “normal.”

I just wanted to be a regular person having a family the regular way.


So when we realized pregnancy on our own was not an option, it took me years before I was ready to look at other routes to parenthood.

I had to let go of the dream I had of a “normal” life, and it was not easy for me to surrender that.

Once I did, we found out about embryo adoption, and everything just clicked.


I like to say that it is the best of both worlds, because we get the incredible privilege of adopting embryos  AND the amazing experience of pregnancy.best isn't normal

It has also been the complication of both worlds, because we got the endless paperwork of the adoption process and the frustration of fertility treatments.

best isn't normalAnd it is the greatest miracle in our world.


We used an adoption agency in Washington state, were matched with a family in the United Kingdom, with embryos stored in Boston, that had to be transported to us in New Orleans.

We were literally all over the map, as far from normal as you can get…

best isn't normal

and I wouldn’t have it any other way!


How about you? Has something not going “your” way turned out even better than you imagined? Click here to share this article on Facebook and tell your story….

We all need help remembering that when life isn’t looking the way we imagined, it’s leading us somewhere even better!


God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us. ~ Ephesians 3:20, The Message


Want to hear a song I wrote specifically about the wonderful joy of this pregnancy? Check it out here…it even features the baby’s heartbeat! 

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