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Jeremy Goes under the Knife

Two weeks ago Jeremy made a very difficult choice.  Despite having an extreme aversion to all things medical (like IVs, scalpels, blood, open wounds, and especially medical TV dramas), he willingly went under the knife.  To be perfectly honest, he was scared.  But he courageously faced his fear.  Jeremy had a vasectomy.

We have known for so many years that we are to grow our family through adoption, and we believe we are to adopt more than once.  Continuing to grow our family biologically will limit the amount of children we can adopt, children who desperately need a family.  Another deciding factor was that during my last pregnancy I had preeclampsia, which could return in a later pregnancy.  So after much prayer and deliberation, Jeremy (with my support) decided to have a vasectomy.

Jeremy’s thoughts on this event:  “I was definitely not excited about joining the V Club, but it was something we had talked about, prayed about, sought council, researched urologists, and waited for. Lots of waiting. I actually went in for my pre-op on my birthday…that’s a great way to celebrate the day of your birth! Then five days later  Amanda and I woke early to drive to the medical building. In a small way (not saying it was anything like childbirth) I could relate to Amanda. This time I was the one flat on my back on the operating table, while she was the calm one holding my hand.  The doc did use local anesthesia, but yes I was awake the whole time. Amanda was helping by coaching me to breath & not hyperventilate, letting me squeeze her hands really tightly. She talked to me about happier times to keep my mind busy, and I listened to Lecrae’s book “Unashamed” on audio with an earbud in one ear. Thankfully I never passed out, but my arms did go numb and I was so tense. It seemed like forever, but I knew that this was something our family was called to do – adopt, and I was willing to say YES in a big way!”

We didn’t come to this decision lightly.  We prayed about and discussed this topic on and off for years.  And then Jeremy made the hard choice.  I am grateful to have a husband who seeks God’s will for himself and our family.  Jeremy’s vasectomy is one way our family is saying, “We are all in for adoption!”

Jeremy and I spoke with our boys before the procedure, to help them understand.  Our middle son began to cry.  He said, “Mom, I want to see how many babies can come out of your tummy.”

When I reminded him how difficult my last pregnancy was and how we are called to adopt, he cried:  “But, Mom!  Adoption takes so long!”

And he is right.  Our adoption has taken so long, even on a good day it feels too long.  My kid’s problem isn’t that he wants biological siblings; his problem is with the timing.  Both of my sons want their younger sibling to come home.

I tried to comfort my son by saying, “We really hope our baby will come soon.”

Our oldest son cut in–“You’ve been saying that forever.”

I wanted to cry.  I do say that all that time:  “We really hope our baby will come soon!  We are praying our baby will be home soon.”

And I do believe it.  I believe our baby will come home soon.  Truthfully, I have believed that for years.  I am tired of saying it, tired of waiting.  But I have to trust God’s plan, have to trust that my  Lord knows better than I do.  But in the meantime, we will continue to cry out as a family:  “Please, Lord, soon.”

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Superheroes Unite to Support Adoption!

A lot of Superheroes love adoption.  We found out last week that a few of our favorite Superheroes will be joining us for our Fun Run!  Come on out and meet your favorite heroes, courtesy of Party Palace!

Our Superhero Fun Run/Walk is coming up soon–on June 4th at Fox Hollow Park!  The one mile walk is family friendly, so bring the kids and come have a great time!

Registration costs increase on race day, so sign up now!

Pre-Registration Cost:  $15 per person, with a $40 maximum per family.

Cost on race day will increase to $20 per person, with a $50 maximum per family.

Please arrive at the park between 9 and 9:30 a.m.  The race will start at 10 a.m.

The entry form for the race is down below and can also be found in the Fundraiser Links to the right.

Please copy and paste the information found below into an email and send it to lynchesloveadoption@hotmail.com.

Superhero Fun Run/Walk Entry Form

Name of Participant:

Phone Number:

Age:

Pre-Registration Cost:  $15 per person, maximum $40 per family!  (Price will be $20 on race day with a $50 family maximum.)

Superhero attire is required for this race.  Would you like to purchase a mask ($3) or cape ($7) to wear in the race?  Please indicate which one.

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We are famous!

We are famous!  Ok, we aren’t really, but I feel like we are!  Our Superhero Fun Run/Walk is in the calendar section of Montgomery Parent magazine!  I am so crazy excited!  I found out on Mother’s Day, and it was my best gift.  I totally freaked out!  (And now you all know how super dorky I am!) My prayer is that we will have a big turn out with a lot of people from the community.

The Superhero Fun Run/Walk is on June 4th.  I hope you will join us.  It is going to be a blast.  Some kind of Superhero clothing is required.  You can wear a full on costume or something small like a shirt with a Superhero logo.  If you need some Superhero bling, we have both masks and capes for purchase!

The link to the registration form is on the right of this blog page under our list of Fundraisers.  You copy and paste the registration form into an email and send it to lynchesloveadoption@hotmail.com.

Please spread the word on social media about the event.  It is going to be a blast!

I noticed that some people keep checking our FB auction page, but I hadn’t added any items in months.  Over the next week or two, I will be adding some small items for sale.  Most of them are donations from friends who missed the church yard sale.  Be sure to check out the auction page when you have the chance.

Thank you all so much for your prayers and support.  Adoption is a hard road, and we wouldn’t want to walk it alone!