Tuesday, February 16, 2010

How Our Friendship Began...

It all began with Country Jen's profound comment, "Wow-fun times!" left on my blog, JensAdoptionBlessings@Blogspot.com the fateful morning of April 27, 2009.

A few comments on my blog later, on May 13, 2009, I emailed Country Jen:


Thanks so much for all of your comments. I would love to hear your story. Do you really have 7 blessings? I just LOVE your email address!!! My husband keeps trying to tell me his quiver is full, but he has been saying that as we added the last 3 lights of his life, so I do not put much faith in his comments-lol!!! I did ask God to make this a bit easier on me by softening his heart. That request did seem to work- Friends do tell me that there is a time when your hearts are full, so I am trusting that I will reach that point, probably after I deliver a baby or two.

Hope to hear from you soon!!!


After reading Country Jen's blog, I was so impressed that she had adopted six children- each whom was exposed to drugs before birth. I knew she was someone very special that I would like to get to know better.

Before long, we were emailing each other and talking on the phone all of the time. WE TALK EVERY DAY NOW & we both panic if we can't reach each other.

In fact, she was one of the first three people I called after finding out our Embryo Adoption Transfer was successful with BOTH embryos implanting and growing!!!

We both PROMISED and Vowed to one another and to God, that if our babies implanted, we would become the voice for the 400,000+ frozen embryos still waiting for a womb to call their own. Our dream is to advocate, tell our story and the world of the miracle of embryo adoption!

And the rest is history!!!!


  1. what a great friendship you both have and will always have. I pray for a gestational surrogate to come our way, but the fees associated with that are out of our reach. I'll follow your blogs. Thanks for posting on mine and sharing your stories. I have had so many positive comments from our article in the Post Dispatch. FUN to raise awareness for those embryos out there. I know so many that still have 5-20 frozen embies and still don't know what to do with them so maybe the article can help them realize couples out there are receptive to adopting them. :-)

  2. Love it, girls! What a fun blog to have!! And what a neat way that God brought the two of you together! :)