Tuesday, February 26

Carter, party of three.

Girl meets Boy.

Girl stalks Boy until he starts dating her.

Girl & Boy fall in love & get married. They have lots of fun together. Then, they realize something is missing. A puppy is missing. They get a puppy girl.

 And call her Libby.

They have more fun together.  Life is pretty perfect.
Then, they realize something is missing again. A baby is missing. Easy enough, right?
Wrong. Wrong again.
And, wrong again.

Girl is sad.  She doesn't like to be sad. But, she can't help it. She is surrounded by her cute pregnant friends, & cuddly, chubby faced babies. Pink & blue.  Blue & pink. In fuzzy, footed pajamas. She tries to be happy for them. And, she is happy for them. But she also feels like a knife is digging into her heart.
The Girl and the Boy are confused because they are good at everything.
They are good at being married. They are good at teaching.  They are not good at this.

So, she cries. She wonders why.
Sometimes she yells at the Boy for no reason. She didn't mean it, Boy.  But, Boy doesn't care.

He is good at hiding his sadness.

He doesn't want the Girl to feel more sadness if he shows he is sad too.  It's ok, Boy.

Then, Boy & Girl remember that someone else is controlling their path. They aren't.
He has been leading them down it all along.

To adoption.

They will adopt a baby & love that baby with every part of their being.

Like they love each other.

If you followed that Dick & Jane version of my life, then you know...
we have started the process to adopt a BABY!

 So, in true Carter fashion, we celebrated.

And then, we bought our own fuzzy footed pajamas.  In blue AND pink.  


  1. Congratulations!! That is fantastic news!

    And we struggled to get pregnant as well and its such a mix of emotions when it seems easy for everyone else. I remember being happy for them and mad the world that it wasn't happening for us, and then mad at myself for feeling that way.

    Baby Carter is very blessed to have such wonderful and caring parents!

    1. Thanks, Abby! You are so sweet. I 100% can relate to all of those said it perfectly. So happy for you guys, though! Miss you - we should have a Donnor reunion sometime! :)

  2. Congratulations!! Hope the processes goes well and fast :)

    Hope you're having a wonderful day!
    The Hartungs Blog

    1. Thanks, Sheree! You are so sweet! :) I hope it goes fast too!

  3. congrats on your decision to adopt! that's wonderful!
    following your blog via GFC from the living in yellow giveaway! can't wait for most posts.

    1. Aw, thank you SO much! I love LIY! :) Glad to have you along as a follower!!!

  4. My husband and I have talked about adopting. Excited to follow your adventure!
    -Sara @ The Hinton Hook-Up

    1. It's been wonderful so far, Sara! I know it is going to be super emotional/scary/exciting/etc, but I am thrilled! Can't wait to hear what you decide!

  5. Awww this post was so precious. Thanks for sharing and I am so glad you guys are being proactive and doing what you need to do to move on. Adoption is great! Congratulations and good luck!


    1. Thanks so much, Mags! I am super excited to finally be a mama! Love your blog! :)


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