2009 – Wow What A Year

Happy_New_Year022009 has been a rather mixed bag for us. Up until 3 weeks ago, I would have told you it was a pretty crappy year. W was retrenched, we had a failed IVF and a FET that resulted in my 7th miscarriage and a bunch of other personal tragedies to deal with.ย  I was looking forward to having the year over with, I had the internal dialogue I’ve had every year for the past 7 and a half years…. perhaps next year will be our year? Perhaps 2010 would bring us the child we’d longed for for so long. Perhaps 2010 would see the end of my miscarriages and success in starting a family.

Of course, up until 3 weeks ago, I had no idea that one little angel was going to come along and turn my world upside down. This time 3 weeks ago, we were anxiously preparing for our trip to Cape Town to meet our Birth Mum. Up till 3 weeks ago, I was still in utter disbelief at what could potentially be unfolding in our lives.

Now, on the eve of 2010, I can honestly say that 2009 has turned out to be one of the greatest, if not the greatest year for W and I. We have been so richly blessed by the birth of our miracle daughter. In an instant she swooped in on her angel wings and healed the hurts and pain and dried the tears of the past 7 and a half years.

So what could I possibly have to hope for for 2010?

Two things actually, two very important things…

  1. That we get through our 60 days and that the final adoption is declared at midnight on Saturday, 13th February. That our precious angel will be forever ours!
  2. That my precious IF sisters can be richly blessed in 2010. Of course, we all have difficult paths to follow, but I pray for those who are destined to adopt that they will receive their miracle child through the gift of adoption. For those destined to carry their own babies to term through the aid of fertility treatment, that you may have uneventful textbook pregnancies and for those who are destined for other paths, that you find peace, love and joy in your lives.

Happy New Year everyone!


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  • Reply Cindy

    …and a Happy New Year to you! ๐Ÿ™‚

    December 31, 2009 at 1:40 pm
  • Reply Rach

    Glad you got your happy ending. Hope 2010 is all you hope it to be.

    December 31, 2009 at 2:30 pm
  • Reply Sue

    Hear hear Sharon! And may Ava continue to bring many years of joy to you and W ๐Ÿ™‚

    December 31, 2009 at 2:58 pm
  • Reply Kirsty

    Happy New Year. You have to wait a whole year before the final adoption is granted? Or is that a typo?
    Hope to see you soon, and meet Ava x

    December 31, 2009 at 3:37 pm
  • Reply SassyCupcakes

    What an amazing year you have to look forward to. I hope you’re right about those 2 very important things. Happy New Year!

    December 31, 2009 at 3:38 pm
  • Reply Kristin

    Happy New Year to all 3 of you!

    December 31, 2009 at 7:37 pm
  • Reply Lea White

    Wishing the three of you the best, most wonderful and exciting new year. It will be a year of firsts – first smile, first sit, first teeth and so much more. I’m so happy that 2009 ended on such a high note for you!

    January 1, 2010 at 9:27 am
  • Reply Invivo

    13 Feb is going to be another day of great celebration, can’t wait!

    May 2010 continue to bless you, Walter and Ava Grace in heaps greater than you can digest.

    Happy 2010!

    January 1, 2010 at 10:07 am
  • Reply Amanda

    Wishing you guys a stunning year with your gorgeous daughter Ava, and I know that she’ll bring you guys endless joy!

    January 1, 2010 at 11:57 am
  • Reply Sian

    It certainly has been a whirlwind year for you and W. So glad it ended with a miracle. Can’t wait to give Ava a cuddle…little Munchkin.

    January 1, 2010 at 6:58 pm
  • Reply Yvonne

    Happy New Year Shaz, may your beautiful girl give you unbelievable joy in 2010 and many, many more decades to come.


    January 1, 2010 at 7:47 pm
  • Reply Hela

    Happy New Year to you 3! May it be a wonderful experience and filled with precious moments and special memories!

    January 1, 2010 at 8:21 pm
  • Reply charne

    All will be fine and the 13th will arrive and be over without any hiccups God has been faithful and will see this miracle through! So glad 2009 was your miracle year

    January 1, 2010 at 9:00 pm
  • Reply jan

    happy blessed new year to you and W and little angel baby Ava Grace.

    January 2, 2010 at 1:38 am
  • Reply SCY

    The 13th of Feb is going to be a day of HUGE celebration! Here’s to a wonderful 2010 for the Van Wyk family ๐Ÿ™‚


    January 2, 2010 at 10:47 am
  • Reply Lavender Luz

    How exciting for you! What a way to end one year and begin another. Congrats!

    January 4, 2010 at 6:47 am
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