Making this video was a labor of love. The infertility and adoption journey can be a painful and hopeless experience for “wanna be” parents. Being Adrienne’s mom puts me close to this, as well. The worst thing for a parent is to watch your child suffer and not be able to help. It was satisfying to do something this meaningful and be joined, without hesitation, by family and friends that love this couple and feel their desire so strongly. I tear up when I think about the power of the love that was shown that day. Coming together for this one single cause, a baby, was a bonding experience unlike any other. The entire day was magical, bitter cold and kind of crazy but still magical. It’s heartwarming to watch as people join the bandwagon with their love and support.
To Adrienne and Troy I would like to say, I know it was not an easy decision to make this website and video but I believe I can speak for everyone and say, thank you for including us. Can’t stop this feeling! We believe.
Having said that, let me address the fact that this will be my first grandchild and I am excited! My kids and I have some traditions that were established when they were infants, too young to remember. One being going to Erie Orchards in the fall to pick our pumpkin right from the pumpkin patch and gather apples among other treats. After going to the orchard we would stop at an exotic animal “zoo”. I use the term loosely because it was in someone’s backyard. At their request, we continue to do this each year but it has been a long time since I have taken a little one on this adventure. I so look forward to bringing my grandchild with us to carry on the tradition! One among many!
With Love beyond compare,
Mom (Adrienne’s Mom)