Thursday, November 3, 2016

Well meeting with adoption agencies went okay. I wish that I had more time to meet with other places. It was strange how in some it felt completely like I was at a business meeting. At others I felt okay, but didn't get any goosebumps about any place particular. There was one agency that I visisted with and I felt like there was a connection. Unfortunately, the cost for us is a little too high. I think that we will try and do a private adoption and see what happens for the next little while. We have been taking an adoption class online, and it has been super beneficial for us! Letty is amazing and she knows her stuff! We are doing all that we can to get our name out there. We have pass along cards that are printed, and we are working on putting some profile books together. I am so excited, especially with it being Adoption Awareness Month! We are so grateful for all the support that we have recieved and for the countless prayers that are being offered on our behalf! Thank you for all that you do to support us!!!!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Well our second yard sale fundraiser was a success! We are so excited to get one step closer to be able to bring that sweet little spirit in our home! I have my fall break from school , and today I will be meeting with some different agencies to get a better idea of which route we want to go! I am exctied but a little nervous. It is a little daunting, but I know that it will be good for me to be able to get some more information. I have felt so much peace about what we are doing. In some ways, I can't describe it. I was able to talk with a social worker and she gave me a lot of hope about our situation. I know that I need to be patient and trust in the Lord. It is easier said than done sometimes. Watching General Conference, I was able to feel peace as I listened to inspired words. There was one talk specifically that talked about having joy in our lives no matter what! I really loved that! I know that no matter what happens, or how long it takes, that I can have JOY! I am excited and I will post later today about how visits went! Wish me luck!!!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Our home study is all completed and we should have our report written up by our social worker Adrienne, by this next week! It just all seems so surreal! At times I think, this is so amazing! It has been such a long time coming and I can't believe we are getting ready to do this! We feel so blessed to be able to have worked with Milcreek Counseling and Adoption Services. They have been amazing to work with! This week will be a great week! I am finally getting my port removed! This is a huge milestone for me. I have had this one in for almost 11 years! When I had been off treatment long enough, they said I could get it removed. The day has finally come, tomorrow I will get it removed! It is the ending of one journey and the beginning of another. This is a bittersweet feeling! I never thought that in 2002 I would be diagnosed with cancer. Now a cancer survivor and being able to look foward to the next chapter of our lives with adoption, I feel truly blessed with all that the Lord has given me! I have an incredibly supportive husband and family, amazing friends, and now through adoption, I will be able to become a mother! We look forward to sharing the next chapter of our journey with you!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Today is the day! We will finally have our HOME STUDY!! We are so excited! This is will get us one step closer to being able to adopt. We have been so grateful for all of the wonderful things that we have been able to do to prepare for this. As we have filled out paper work for the home study, we have really been able to learn a lot as a couple. What kind of discipline we will have, how our kids will be rewarded, and many other things. I have felt a closeness between us, not that it wasn't there before but this has been such a special experience for us! We look forward to letting you all know how our home study goes! Thank you so much for your continued support! If have a chance send some prayers our way!

Monday, July 11, 2016

We are on our way!!!

Sorry that I have not posted lately! It has been crazy busy in the Pitcher house! We are on our way and we are checking things off our adoption to do list! We have submitted both of our background checks. No we just need to wait to complete our home study, which we have scheduled with our amazing social worker Adrienne! She has been so wonderful and she has helped us find the resources that we need to be able to get all the pre adoption stuff ready to go. As Cody and I have started filling out all of the paperwork, we have really bonded! I am so excited to build an eternal family with him! He is such an amazing support to me and,  I cannot wait to share the responsibility of being parents with him! We have been trying to get things ready for little Pitcher's room for our home study.

 We have had paint sitting around for a while and this weekend we finally got around to patching holes and painting. I am not sure what the people who lived in our house before us hung on their walls, but there were a lot of holes to fill in the nursery, raning from railroad spikes to push pin marks everywhere! It was fun taking that time and prepping the room. I really felt the Spirit as we did so! It just made everything seem that much more real! THIS IS REALLY HAPPENING! WE ARE DOING THIS!! I know that it will not be easy, and that is okay. I am just glad that Cody and I have each other on this adventure!

We also were able to have some pictures taken by my sweet Aunt Erma, with the help of my cousin Randi Spendlove! THANK YOU,THANK YOU, THANK YOU for some amazing pics! We are starting to prepare some pass along cards to be able to hand out to anyone and everyone! Please let us know if you would like some and be a part of helping us to grow our family through adoption! Hope you all enjoy the pics and videos! Please continue to share our donation page on youcaring! Every little bit helps, and gets us that much closer financially for when we get a call that we have been chosen by a birth mom! Thank you for all of your contintued support! It means the world to us!

video Filling all of those holes in the walls! 


              
Dad came down from Cedar to help paint the nursery! We had a good time painting, talking and jamming to 80's music while Cody worked hard outside on the yard! 


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Monday, June 27, 2016

WE HAVE BEEN TOUCHED BY ANGELS

Our hearts have been truly touched by all of the donations that were made, and by those who stopped by to buy things and donate! We had a lot of donations and we have been able to make a huge dent on our way to our adoption! We had a sweet little girl that was going in for heart surgery next week. She asked how much a little heart set was and when I told her $2 she said ok. She told me that she needed it because she was going to have to sit really still, after her heart surgery.  We gave some things to her and her siblings and then her sweet family made a donation to us! We were able to get a lot of names in our bad to for tag the bag! Everyone that donated got to signed their name on our bag that we are going to use when we get that for a baby! We had a great time and we are very grateful to Cindy Laubscher,Paula Righetti Sands Pitcher, and Jay Pitcher , as well as little Pierce for all of their help today! We couldn't have done it without you! Thank you again to all of our family and friends that donated items! We love you all, and we are are truly grateful for all of your support! We will be donated some our proceeds to a sweet little family in our area! They have lost their sweet little momma/ wife. Some of our dear neighbors came by and donated some money to us because their family had dealt with health problems in the past and they didnt know if she was going to make it! WE ARE SO GRATEFUL FOR ALL OF THE SUPPORT!  


Friday, June 24, 2016

We have a donation page!!!


We have had a lot of people ask where they can donate to help us with our adoption. We have set up a youcaring dontation page. https://www.youcaring.com/cody-and-jourdyn-pitcher-590085
Please share this with anyone and everyone! The more shares we can get the more our name will get out there, and closer we will be to finding our little one! We are so excited to begin this process! We have received so many donations for our yard sale! We are so so grateful for all of hte donations that everyone has brought over! I came out to get the mail a couple of days ago, and there was a bunch of stuff sitting on our porch! I was so humbled and I just began to cry! Seeing all of this support is AMAZING!!! We have been so blessed with wonderful friends and family! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! We will have more to post of the actual yard sale!!!