Growing up, I always loved the idea of adoption, and have had a desire to adopt and give birth. I have always had a love for children in my heart. I often would babysit for families around my home town and for relatives. I always wanted to be called to be in primary so I could be near children to teach, learn from, and help them.
We got married in 2004, and our love grows deeper every day. We knew that having children would be hard because it took my mother many years to have my older sister, and it took my older sister a few years to have Brooklyn. All of my siblings have had a very hard time getting pregnant, and with the 1 niece and 3 nephews that I have (with 2 on the way) it has been a long hard road. We’ve never given up on the hope to have children.
In November 2005 we were sealed in the Billings, Montana Temple, and it’s been nearly 8 years since we were first married in Thatcher, AZ. I’ve received countless blessings saying that “the desire in my heart to be a mother has been heard and the Lord knows my heart. You will be a mother in the Lord’s time.” I know that the Lord has a plan for us and we will not give up!
We have had several family members from both sides adopt children, and I have always felt that some or all of our children would come through adoption. When we went down for my Grandpa Robinson’s funeral I had received a blessing saying “Your sacrifices to come down and be with family have been seen. The doors are opening to what your heart has been wanting.” I know that the Lord has a plan for all of us, I’m so grateful for it.