Monday, August 24, 2009

new beginnings. roma june.



What an amazing journey we have been on and continue to ride every day. Adoption is nothing short of a miracle and very close to my heart. I am grateful everyday that I was lucky enough to have adoption part of my life. I feel extremely blessed!

Our little bundle of joy was born on August 12th at 9:11PM. We were lucky enough to be in the room for the delivery and witness pure Love. We were blessed with the worlds best Birth Mom that I love very much. What a special bond that we share…I know that our paths were meant to join together. The love and strength that we witnessed from her is beyond any words that I could ever use to describe it. As we witnessed our little girls first breath into this world I couldn’t help but feel a LOT of pain for our Birth mom. I immediately loved this little girl and also felt a lot of emotion for our birth mom. What a selfless act…and I am grateful that I was able to witness such an event. Our birth mom has so much love for her little one…so much that she wanted the very best for her. Some how we were lucky enough to fall into her plan.

We spent two amazing nights in the hospital with our little girl in our room. She was an angel from the beginning. Barely cried and latched onto the bottle like a pro. We loved her unconditionally instantly. I never knew that with so much love I could feel so much pain at the same time. Our birth mom was just a few rooms down from us and I couldn’t help but think of her all day and night. I wanted to tell her so many things…I wanted her to spend some time with her little girl that she nurtured for 9 months…I wanted to be with her forever. The day came for placement and there was still so much I wanted to talk to her about. The words didn’t come easily but I knew that time with Roma was what she needed. I walked OUR baby to her room and left them alone for some very special time. My heart continued to ache and I wasn’t sure how I was going to stay strong for placement. The time came and she was so strong..stronger than anybody had ever witnessed. I have to believe that angels were surrounding all of us giving us the strength we needed. That was they way it was supposed to be and there was no denying it. We watched as our birth mom left the hospital and we were both in tears. The LOVE that was shown that moment was something, I believe, most people will never witness or truly understand. I am grateful. I love them BOTH unconditionally.










27 comments:

Darrik, Kami & Brock said...

Oh Whitney, this is so amazing! I'm so happy for you and your new little family. Roma is such a lucky little girl to have such loving parents. She is the most beautiful baby ever. Congrats on your miracle. Love you!!

Senessa said...

What a beautiful entry and wonderful memory you will always have. I love you and know that Roma is so lucky to FANTASTIC parents:)

Sarah said...

I'm so happy for you. I'm so glad that everything turned out so beautifully! She is perfect!

Hailey Smoot Kandell said...

She is so lovely. When I worked in San Viecente (orphanage in Quito) I got to witness 2 adoptions. So amazing. You little Roma is so lovely.

Caleb and Ash said...

Whitney, what a wonderful amazing experience! I am so happy for the two of you, and wish you such happiness with your new little love. She is simply beautiful, and you are so blessed to have her. And I was really touched by your story of the birth mom. What a special thing. My brother and sister both had to adopt to get their family, and it is such a wonderful blessing. And what a wonderful blessing for little Roma. She is very lucky as well.

Rich Bischoff said...

Wow, Whitney, thanks for sharing you and Phil's adoption story, it brought tears to my eyes. I wish you guys all the best!

Mike and Kira said...

Thank you Whitney for sharing. Your birth mom sounds amazing. We really do need to get together so you can tell me more about it and give me advice. Roma is such a cutie, I'm so happy for you guys!

Jenn J. said...

I had chills through your entire post. What an amazing experience and wonderful thing for you guys. I'm glad you got such an amazing birth mom and had such a great experience. Roma is a very lucky girl. You guys will be awesome parents. Congratulations!

Dan and Tara said...

Oh Whit I am so overwhelmed with happiness for you and Phil! This story touched my heart. I am so happy you got your Roma! She is so beautiful! Keep posting updates!

Darbee said...

Oh Whitney! I am in tears reading your sweet words. There's no question this baby was meant for you. What an amazing story! You are a wonderful mother, and little Roma is so lucky to have you! I can't wait to meet her! (I'll be home in November... if i can hold out that long!)

Renee said...

Beautifully written. What a wonderful and selfless act. I have watched the miracle of adoption unfold all around me in recent months and I am always touched. What wonderful parents you are. Sorry that I could be at the shower on Saturday to meet Roma in person but know that we love you and look forward to watching your family grow!

Kimi said...

She is so beautiful! I love you and am so happy for you and Phil to experience the joys of parenthood! Love to your birth mom :) She is an amazing woman

Zach and Erika said...

she is so sweet! We are so excited for you guys!

e said...

I was waiting for this post!! I'm so excited for you all. I've kind of always thought about adopting, but I think you've inspired me to adopt - even though it's so hard, there are so many kids out there who can benefit so much from the life and love adopted parents can give. You're great and Roma is lucky to be in a house full of so much love.

J.Frey said...

What an amazing experience! I am so happy for you and your new family! And your birth mom must be an incredible person. Thank you for sharing such a personal and emotional experience.

Noel Family said...

Ok, I'm in tears right now. I'm so happy for you! What a wonderful blessing.

Sarah said...

Congratulations to you! She is a beautiful baby. What a sweet post. Very touching. That little girl is very lucky to have such wonderful parents. Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to see more pictures!!

Ty and Janene said...

So awesome congrats and enjoy ever little tiny feature they grow so fast. You will be such adorable parents. Best of Luck.

Debbie said...

What an amazing story! I am so happy for you. You deserve it and I know you will be the best mom! She is a lucky little girl :)

Brice.TawniWilliams said...

That is just amazing - pretty sure I'm crying right now - I'm so happy for you - and so happy you found such an amazing birth mother

Katy & Mike said...

Yay, I found your blog, and I'm so happy I did because what a treat it was to hear your amazing birth story! Roma is so beautiful, and Mike and I could not be more happy for you guys! I hope she continues to be such an easy going, good sleeper. Hopefully she and Sammy will grow up to be good friends!

Matt and Abby said...

Whitney, what an amazing experience. You will be a great mom and little Roma is blessed to have you guys as parents. She is darling!

Kasey, Nicole, Lexie, and Kenzie said...

WOW whit! what an awesome story. You totally just made me cry. What a beatiful story you have and beautiful little girl to go with it! We are soo happy for you both! We love you guys

Kat said...

Oh my heck I am so happy and emotional for you guys. I have been out of town so I have not checked any blogs in a while and I just felt inspired to check yours today. I am so glad I did. She is so beautiful and lucky to have gotten you as parents. What a true blessing and miracle life is.

Lynn and Jill said...

Whitney -- Don't know if you remember me or not... BUT, I just had to submit a comment. Amber showed me your blog...WOW - what a miracle for you and Phil. It was 6 1/2 years ago that Amber placed her baby girl with an amazing family who we will always love and adore so much. We both had tears of joy while reading your blog about your beautiful new daughter. Adoption is truly a miracle gift from our Heavenly Father to all involved.

Heather said...

Whitney--I just read your blog, and I'm in tears! I didn't know you adopted a little baby, That is so awesome! I am sooo happy for you and Phil. I am adopted too, and it was amazing reading your perspective about the experience. It changes how I see my mom and birth mom!

LaBuervenich Photography said...

I am crying like a big baby!!!!! Seriously