Our Adoption Story

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Life in Fort Wayne

Hello! Just wanted to write an update of what's new....

Adam and I celebrated our 3 year anniversary, we went to dinner and a movie and did one of our favorite things; sitting at Barnes and Noble for about 2 hours just looking through books and talking about them. When we can we set out to find 3 book options for the other person to pick from and sit and tell why we chose them for each other. Grandma Juju had Miles for the evening and we had a great time!

My little sister got married!! Melissa VonGunten and Kyle Pearson tied the knot last weekend! We had such a great time, it was a beautiful wedding with a gorgeous bride and studly groom! I was honored to stand up with my sis on her big day. More pictures to follow, soon hopefully!

Miles is growing SOO Fast, 5 months old now!! He is so much fun. He is laughing all the time, playing with toys, and babbling "mama" now pretty consistently! His bright beautiful eyes are just mesmerizing!

He has been having some major eating/stomach issues now for the last few months. He wouldn't eat all together for a little while so we had to try bottles which didn't help too much, so the Dr. sent us in for an upper GI which showed severe reflux, so we tried and tried different medicines, and are now on our third try and it still isn't a whole lot better. So anyways, all that to say that we took him to a pediatric GI Dr. who told us we will have to wait it out, and hopefully he will eat and sleep better eventually. He did give us a few things to try (e.g. a weird lactose-free formula, a new medicine for tummy ache, and he recommended starting baby foods). So we decided to start 1st foods and boy is he crazy about them! He has TWO teeth now, is sitting up in his chair, and is eating off the spoon like an expert!!

My mom was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. It has been such a blessing to be here with her as she walks through this tough time. She is not going through it alone, God's presence has been so evident along the way. We have felt him through family and friends and in an ever present calming peace. My sister Jess wrote a beautiful blog entry about it if you'd like to check it out, its linked to our page. Please pray for my mom as she has her surgery in two weeks and then starts chemo treatment. She has been such a strong woman in my life and its hard to watch her being labeled as "sick" by this disease. It so neat to see how God's people come together in hard times to really love each-other well, thanks everyone for loving and encouraging my family!


Cindi Clark said...

I'm thankful for the three years that you have been my daughter, Valerie! You and Adam make a wonderful team...and with your sweet and adorable Miles...a wonderful family!

Thanks for sharing this update about your family. Please know that I am praying for all of you. I am blessed by the ways each of you are bringing glory to God as you honor and trust Him.

All my love,

Josh, Amy, Olivia, Josiah, Girum, Tarikwa, and Taye said...

Holy smokes!!!! THREE YEARS ALREADY!!!! Feels like you just got married last week! And yet....maybe you've always been in our lives, Valerie. Sometimes it seems that way, too. What a great three years! What a great family! What a gorgeous kid!

You guys are terrific!