Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Updates on the year of change

Only a couple of weeks have gone by and this years most anticipated events have occurred! Michael Reid Peterson was brought home last week and is officially one week old today! My nephew is the most beautiful baby I have ever seen! I can't wait to watch him grow up and learn about his personality. I also LOVE taking his picture. How can I not resist is chubby cheeks and wide eyes? If you want to see more pics of him and read Holly and Ben's sweet story of adoption go to I promise, you will see a bunch more pictures of him-I'm a very proud aunt!

The weekend before Reid was born, Craig and I found out that he was accepted to TCOM, the medical school in Ft. Worth!! What an answer to years and years of prayers! When Craig and I first started "going out" (or whatever we called it in early high school) I asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up. Through all of these years its stayed the same, he wanted to be a doctor. The only other career he mention was to possibly join the air force. Funny thing is, he joined the Air Force to get through med school! Both of his dreams came true! We are thrilled at the ideal situation of being able to stay close to our family and friends. I could not have planned a better ending to this long waiting period!

Through all that my family has gained in this past week, I can't help but acknowledge the fact that God truly gives his children the desires of their hearts. If you would have found me last year at this time, there is no way I could even imagine the way my life has gone through this year. Who knew I would land my first job, move into an apartment on my own in Dallas, totally reconstruct my personal life to something I denied the previous summer, and hear such heart break and struggle turn into the most precious story of adoption for my sister and brother. The only way to conclude would be to quote...

"I will extol the Lord at all times;
His praise will always be on my lips.
My soul will boast in the Lord;
let the afflicted hear and rejoice.
Glorify the Lord with me;
let us exalt his name together.
I sought the Lord, and He answered me..."

Psamls 34:1-4