Thank You

Dear No One,

This post isn’t for no one though. This is for everyone. All of our supporters. It has almost been one year since we announced we were adopting.

No matter how you supported us, we are forever grateful.

Being a new mom, I’m quite impressed that it only took us 4 months to get the puzzle glued together and put into the double sided frame (which I love!!). While we are keeping the back with everyone’s messages private, we wanted to show you the final product.


Maybe it is just me, but I think Dax makes any picture better. And yes, it is quite impossible not to squeeze those chunky thighs all day long.

There are just not enough words to thank all of our supporters. I cannot begin to write the love I have for you all. I lost a lot through the process of infertility. I have been quite open and honest about the struggles, and I know everyone has some kind of struggle in their lives. When you’ve lost your hope, your faith, your beliefs, hold on tight to those around you. When you can’t get on your knees to pray because you feel like no one is listening, let others carry you in their prayers. Even when you feel like you are alone and no one is listening, bigger plans are in the making.

Here is the only piece of proof I can give you:


If you are struggling with anything right now, it is okay to feel lost. It is okay to struggle. He IS listening, though, and my hope is that maybe Daxon’s story can also give you some hope.

To all of our supporters, we can never thank you enough. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I could keep typing that but (1) it would never be enough to show our gratitude and (2) the blog post has to end eventually. So from the bottom of our hearts, thank you for making us stronger. No matter how you supported us, you helped bring Baby Hemi home.

All our love,

Marcus & Betsy




Today I am…

Dear No One,

It has been awhile since I’ve written anything. I told Marcus the other day that I love writing blog posts, but I don’t necessarily have anything to write these days. For those who have read a lot of my blog posts, you know I have written a lot of serious posts. I told Marcus, “I think I don’t have anything serious to write. Everything is so good. I’m just so happy.”

And my supportive husband, (who was actually listening to me talk!) 😉 said, “then write that.”

It has been over a year since we started the process of adoption and over three years since we started trying to have a child. Today, we have a 4 month old. I have NEVER been this happy. Ever.

So that is all I have to write today. I am happy. We have our baby. Marcus is almost done with residency. Under 100 days (not that I’m counting)! I spend every day at home taking care of my baby. My baby. Mine. Today I am happy.

Annndddd because I can’t leave without sending a little sappy love and support to my readers…for those of you trying to have children, no matter through adoption or biologically, NEVER give up. The pain you feel is because you know in your heart that being a mom is exactly what you’re meant to do with your life. I can tell you that when that baby does come, it will be SO worth every painful moment you’ve endured along the way. There is no better feeling than taking care of your baby.

Even when you have to sit in a car with your arm backwards to pacify your baby (and be a headrest for your dog).


All my love,