Monday, October 11, 2010

It's the Beginning of a New Nixon Adventure!





I can't believe how negligent I have been on my posting since we moved to Utah. It's been on my mind, but each day that passes only makes the idea of "catching up" more overwhelming. In fact, I have something big, something HUGE that I have been so excited to announce, that I don't even know HOW to announce it! So, here it goes I guess:Many of you know that Kent and I have been struggling with infertility for the past 3+ years now (yes, we started trying 3 short months after we got married). It has been such an emotionally trying roller coaster, each day adding a new unexpected twist, dive, or turn. We have seen a wonderful infertility specialist, tried the fertility drugs, and even Artificial Insemination (IUI), all to no avail. While each of us tests healthy and "completely capable of conceiving," it's just not happening for us, yet. It has been the hardest thing I have ever had to deal with physically, emotionally, and spiritually. But I am grateful to a loving Heavenly Father for helping me through even my darkest hours. Though it continues to be difficult, both of us are growing in ways we never could have imagined.
Several months ago, we had a very personal, very spiritual experience that led us to the decision we have recently made to adopt. That's right, we have officially begun the adoption process through LDS Family Services and we couldn't be more excited! We met our caseworker last week, paid the deposit, and turned in a good chunk of our paperwork. We have attended half of the required training, and are expecting to be approved by December! We are so excited that it is hard to put into words. I will be writing a lot about our adventures, lessons learned, etc. as we continue this process. We are praying for our little Miracle to find us soon. I am excited to talk to you about our experience, so don't hesitate to talk to me! Thank you to our loving family and friends for their support; while we are brand new with this whole experience, we have already learned so much and are looking forward to this wonderful beginning to a new Nixon adventure!

8 comments:

Kjerstin said...

Hurray!!!!! You two will be the best parents! I'm so excited for you!

Candace said...

I'm so excited for you! How have you liked being back in Provo? Where are you living?

Josh said...

I can't wait to meet your little miracle someday soon! Love ya!!

-Natalie

Zach Hutchins said...

Yahoo! You'd certainly be at the top of the list if I needed to find a place for our kids!

Kayla Nicole said...

Thanks everyone for the support! You are all amazing!

Lanette said...

It was so fun to meet you guys at the parade =) It's so good to know other people who are embarking on this adventure. We're excited for you guys!

Alana said...

Congratulations. Just because you adopt doesn't mean you'll never be able to conceive. I think its a great decision and Utah is the place to do it. Good luck! We want to have you guys over to dinner some time.

kinasm said...

Kayla I can't believe that I am just now hearing about this decision. I am so excited for your family. I look forward to hearing how things have progressed. I love how the Lord truly speaks to us and inspires us for such great leaarning and growing opportunities. Love you guys