Sunday, August 11, 2013


It is 4:30am and I can't sleep because today is the day I get to see my sweet Elizabeth. It has been a long four months of waiting for this day since finding out. The whole nine months has been long and lots of anxiety and hope. We have enjoyed including Elizabeth in all that we have done. Michael has kissed, hugged, and bonded with her so much over these last several months. I normally don't get hugs and kisses from him because he just gives my belly (Elizabeth) them. I love it though!  As I layer in bed tonight I just held Elizabeth feeling her move has been such an honor. I am nervous for what is to come but know that my Heavenly Father has this plan for Elizabeth. I received a special blessing tonight from my sweet husband and father in law that brought me comfort to know this. It has been a difficult but rewarding journey and I hope and pray the rest will be to and I can rejoice in you not wallow.


  1. Amber, I have read your blog and think you are amazing! I marvel at your courage and strength and think how lucky Elizabeth is to be born into your family. I am sorry for the things and emotions you have had to go through these past 9 months. I want you to know that I know that Heavenly Father is aware of you and your family and your feelings. He has a plan for you that is wonderful and although it may not be what you want at the time, it will be well worth it and you will rejoice at a later time when you are all united as a family. I hope all goes well today for you and Jake as Elizabeth is born and becomes a part of your eternal family. Lots of love and thoughts coming your way. Love, Cathy, Jake's cousin

  2. Amber,
    Thank you so much for sharing your sweet story. You are a strong and courageous lady. I admire your strength. You have taught me so much about what is truly important. Our families. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your sweet family at this time. I pray you will have the comfort of our saviors love with you at this time.sending all my Love, Natalie (Ann's daughter)

  3. You guys have been in my thoughts since we crossed paths the day Elizabeth was born. I just want to thank you for allowing me to help be a part of your journey. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you and your little family.


    Heidi (Nurse from LDS Hospital)