Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Is she a Spitz?

I want and have wanted to do something - something more for the children still left in orphanages across the ocean.  I wasn't sure what I needed to do or what we needed to do as a family but I knew we were being called to do something.  A couple months ago I was sure that we were Turner's family.  But we had a family meeting and we were not all together on board so I had to accept that Turner would not be my son.  And then the LOVELY Birschbach family committed to him!!!  So it was more than obvious that was HIS plan and I was so grateful!!!!  Then last week I had asked Andrea from RR about a little girl and also asked if she would please get an update on Lyla.  Andrea responded that she had a family for the little girl I had asked about and no word on Lyla.  Andrea said she had a family in the region Lyla is in and she would see if she could get some information.  Then today I get an e/m from Andrea that the sweet little girl I had asked about is available now.  Really???????  Because we just filled out the paperwork to start the process to adopt a child blessed with an extra chromosome domestically. (We have had the paperwork for 3 months and I just filled it out yesterday to go out in the mail today - it hadn't gone out yet)  So I read this e/m from Andrea and had those chills that just knock you off your feet.  I told Dave immediately and he looked pretty shocked and we decided it was time for another family meeting.  Well the big 3 (Taylor, Conor and Nick) all had something going on tonight so I met with each of them and asked them what they thought about another adoption.  They all voted "YES"!!!!  They did each have some very important questions before they voted and it seems my answers all made sense to them.  So when Dave came home from work I told him how the big 3 feel and again he looked at me shocked.  Kind of like a look of "oh my - we are going to EE again??????"  So Dave and I have gone back and forth all night trying to figure this out.  We know we would LOVE to adopt another child!!!  We know we would be BLESSED to have another child in the home with Down syndrome.  We know that our hearts still have room as does our home!!!  We know that financially we would be just fine!!!  We even asked Owen, Sara and Bellie!!  Owen said "it would make me so happy" - MELT MY HEART!!!!!  When we asked Sara if she would like another sister, she said "uh huh" and Bellie responded with her typical big huge beautiful smile.  I have to be honest and you might already know but I don't think they have any clue what we were asking them.  But that doesn't mean that their sweet little answers don't matter because they sure do!!  So is this sweet little girl listed on Reece's Rainbow a Spitz?????  Well, we decided to PRAY about it tonight!!!!!  And as we do every night - we will PRAY for Sweet Lyla!!!!! 


  1. Sweet Lyla has been on my mind alot lately. I've been praying for her also.

    I'm on board too, I'll help in whatever way I can.

    Love you all!

  2. God Bless you and your family Summer. I am continually amazed by you, your husband and beautiful children. Follow your heart. I will pray for you along the way!!!

  3. We help PRAYING!! Like we still and ALWAYS WILL do for PRECIOUS LYLA!!!
    Love, Christina and family

  4. I found your blog a few months ago and thoroughly enjoy reading about your clan! In some ways, I see our family in yours. You see, we live not too far from you (just a bit SW of Rochester, NY), and have adopted this past spring (a teen who just turned 16...formerly our Fresh Air Child), have 3 bio kids, ages 3,6 and 9, and are also foster parents. In my heart, I know I will adopt a DS child in the future, I just have to be patient and wait for the right time (I'd be there right now if I had my choice!).
    This past year I have realized that my only hesitation in having a big family was what others would think of me. I realize now that I need to be more concerned about what my Father thinks. Do I seek the approval of man, or of God? God bless you on this amazing new journey of adding another family member. Of course there will be those who don't understand, but I pray you are overwhelmed with support. All around I see God thawing hearts and turning people towards adoption. I'll be happily following your journey!!

    Jen : )