|Here is a picture of me and my sisters. This was my younger sister's wedding. I'm the one with the hair pulled back tight. I was pregnant with my second son.|
Isn't she beautiful?
She is also brilliant. She is currently doing a POST-DOCTORAL research fellowship in neuroscience! She is also incredibly kind and sensitive, funny and sweet, happy and optimistic. She is also childless. (UPDATE: Amanda and Ryan adopted a beautiful daughter in April of 2012! We are all enamored with her! BUT, they would like to add to their family! Please visit their adoption blog: Choosing Adoption
Amanda and her husband Ryan were married back in 2003.
They have been trying to have a baby for over 4 years now, with no luck. They are suffering through the incredibly difficult trial of infertility. The chance of them having a child on their own is very, very small. And yet, my sweet and beautiful sister is not bitter or angry. She is genuinely happy for her friends and family when they announce a pregnancy. She attends their showers with a real smile on her face. She has attended the births of multiple nieces and nephews with genuine excitement and joy.
She has amazing faith in the Lord. She is submissive to His will for her. Does she want a baby? YES, with all her heart. But she knows God loves her and has a plan for her life and she is accepting of that.
Amanda and Ryan are trying to adopt a baby. They have been trying for a couple of years now. That is what this post is all about. I want to spread the word to the whole wide world that I have an amazing sister who will be an AMAZING mother! She is soooo ready to welcome a child into her family with open arms. She has so much to offer, so much to teach, and so much love to give. You can find their adoption blog HERE.
PLEASE, if you know anyone who needs to place their baby for adoption, please refer them to Amanda and Ryan's profile. I cannot imagine a better home for a child. Our family cannot wait for Amanda and Ryan to become parents. That will be a MOST GLORIOUS day!