Monday, March 2, 2009

My Jeremiah David

In the early part of 2005 two major things happened that would change our lives forever.
1. We submitted this family photo along with hundreds of other pages of paperwork to be able to find that certain little someone we KNEW was meant to be in our family.
2. A baby boy was born into a family that wasn't fit to take care of him and he was swept up by CPS and placed with a loving foster family to take care of him for the first 15 months of his life.
That sweet boy was MY Jeremiah.
On March 2, 2005 little Miah was born. As lucky as he was, he was soon part of a BIG loving family. He had a Larry and a Vicki.

A Nana.

An Andrew.

THREE BIG brothers, Brandon, Curtis and Topher.

A Katie.

And a Clara.

These sweet family members took Miah into their lives as their own and raised this little guy until that family that was meant for him to grow up in was found. You wouldn't believe the story that led our family to Jeremiah. Divine Intervention is the best term to describe it.

And then it happened.
On June 6, 2006 we became legally responsible for our Miah. He was now ours to care for and those sweet family members he grew up with, parted ways with their baby boy. Their care, kindness and love will never be forgotten. 6 months later, on November 29, 2006 we took Jeremiah to court to make it all official. No more "guardians" but PARENTS. A month later we were sealed as a family in the Dallas Temple for time and all eternity.

I was a new mom that day and I couldn't have been happier! My baby boy that I had yearned for and missed even without knowing him, was finally home. It felt SO right.

Miah became part of our family without a hitch.

He quickly sported the traditional Lowe family Mohawk.

And rooted for the Daddy's Sooners!

Today you're 4 Miah. You woke up at 7 am, like you always do with a big smile on your sweet face. I hugged you and told you Happy Birthday and you replied, "Happy Birthday to you too." I can't believe how much you've changed over the past 2 1/2 years. You're so big now, you help Mommy SO much during the day and WOW...you're a BIG brother! You really are special to me and always will hold a special place in my heart as well as in the hearts of many others that you've touched. How lucky WE are to have you in our lives.

It seems like our family has changed so quickly in the last couple years and I wouldn't want it any other way.

Happy 4th Birthday my Sweet Miah boy.
I love you so much.
-mom
ps...if you want to read Miah's FULL adoption story then comment with your email and I'll send you a copy.

27 comments:

Amanda said...

that was so touching I teared all up:) And I loved your whole story (remember I had already requested it:) I hope Miah has the best 4th birthday EVER today:) He is a lucky boy indeed!

Candace said...

That was a great story! I loved every bit of it. And I would love to read Miah's full adoption story... I think you have my email, but just in case it's...
candacearnold_1015@embarqmail.com

Kathy said...

I would also love to hear the whole story ksgubler at gmail dot com.
What a sweet boy you have. I love reading about your family and all the adventures you have.

Bonnie said...

Oh, Jess! That was such a sweet post! I miss Miah so much, he is a wonderful boy and you are all so lucky that Heavenly Father brought you together! Yea for the Lowe Family... it just keeps getting bigger and bigger!

Jess said...

Happy 4th Birthday sweet little Miah! I've read the story of how Miah came to be your son and loved reading it. What a special boy he is indeed and I can only imagine how he has impacted you being apart of your family.

Valinda said...

Aww that is such a sweet post! Happy Birthday to Miah! What a sweet little guy and super cute too!

Carolina said...

Awww..sweet Miah is a Pisces...like me! His birthday is a day after mine and for that..he is now my favorite (not to mention those sweetness big brown eyes!!!)

Ok..it's my turn now! For some reason, this story made my cry! I think I'm having 30-year old hormonal changes..hahahaha!!

His little face is the cutest thing ever and to know that he was MEANT to be your son and grow up in your loving home is more than my 30-year old hormones can handle this Monday morning!!

cmerino@rideuta.com...send it...hurry!!

P.S. Thank you for the bday wishes..and for being my friend :)

SM said...

Thanks for making my mascara come off first thing Monday morning, Jessica! I love hearing about Miah. It's so special and amazing how you guys found each other. I love his story. As soon as I get home I'm going to get it out and read it again. Thanks for this great post.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MIAH!

I've been having strong feelings about adoption lately. I drive by this Life Choices place every day on my way to work and always look in. Last week, something told me to call, and I did. They sent their information package. I don't know if we will be able to afford them, but something is definitely pulling me toward it.

The Nugen's said...

I would love to read his story! melnugen@gmail.com

Hurry...I am waiting! :)

The Willis Family said...

Happy Birthday Miah!!!! I loved all the pics, and Miah's looks sure have turned into a Lowe! I love him! He is the cutest boy and I love all the things that he says, "Ian, Heavenly Father does not like that behavior"! LOL!!!! He makes me laugh so much! And he is the sweetest with the babys! Makes me just want to squeeze him up and hug him forever!!!!

nat said...

happy birthday miah...hugs from all of us!!!!

dana said...

ahh he is so cute!!! yes please send me a copy of his story.

mrs.djim@gmail.com

ps that b/w pic of him is so so so adorable.

raschel said...

this made me get all teary eyed. what a sweet boy and sweet story. i love all the pics too. i want to hear the full adoption story, will you send it to me?! happy birthday Miah!!

Jess said...

Happy Birthday sweet Miah! We miss you. I love this post; it almost made me cry. I know I've already heard the story, but send me a copy anyway so I can get all the details one more time.

The pic of Miah with Izey is beyond adorable. I miss you guys!

And I owe you an e-mail...which I will get to soon :)

tiffanyg said...

Jessica I would love to hear that whole story. tiffanyg55@gmail.com
Tiffany Giardino

Laura said...

ok. now I feel like I need a miah. happy birthday miah!

Sara said...

Happy Birthday Miah!!!!

Lindsay said...

i love my mi mi....we've always had a connection...ever since that first time i held him on our trip to michigan....happy birthday miah... i love you :)

Marnie said...

Happy Birthday to Miah! He is so adorable. Adoption is such a beautiful thing! My sister is trying to adopt her second. I"d love to read his entire adoption story.

parkmarn@yahoo.com

Lydianne said...

Happy Birthday Miah!

I read your blog all of the time and really enjoy it. We are also very interested in adopting, so I would love to hear Miah's story. My email address is Lpadron at gmail dot com
...and since I am paranoid about giving my email address out, I will probably erase this little comment once you send me the story.

Brooke Durfee said...

Hi, you don't know me, but I just started reading your blog bc my sister Brianne also reads it, we know Sheriece Morris. She got me and my other sisters to read bc of your weekly wanna bes and we love your Rebekka Galloweigh one and have watched it tons!! Anyway I would love a copy of your story, and also would love to be able to read your private blog, my email address is brookedurfee@gmail.com

Froggylady said...

I'm all teary here in AZ. I would LOVE to read Miah's adoption story. That is just too sweet! Happy late birthday Miah!

David and Teresa said...

Happy Birthday, Miah.

Love you Too....mawmaw

PS come over and have egg scramich with me.

Vicki said...

I know that this is late(we had a little one having surgery on Monday). But, HAPPY BIRTHDAY Miah!. I cried and cried as I read this post, Miah is still so dear to us and not a day goes by that we do not think of him and how lucky he was to have been chosen to join your amazing family. We love you Miah!

Shawnee said...

Hi Jessica, I don't know if you remember me from the Park Glen 1st Ward. This is Shawnee Allred & I was in the Nursery with your precious Miah. Sh, don't tell anyone but he was my favorite!! :) He was (still is) SO cute! Anyway, if it's okay, I'd like a copy of the full adoption story, too. (My email address is shawnee@unt.edu.) This is kind of weird to ask you, because we didn't know each other for that long, but I was wondering if you might also tell me how you found Miah. We've been working with Arrow for about 2 years now, & have not had any luck with the adoption process. If I remember right, YOU found HIM, right? Where did you look or what did you do? Was he on TARE? If you could give me any pointers, I would REALLY appreciate it. I hope I'm not asking too much...I know you're busy, so thank you in advance if you are able to let me know how it worked for you. By the way, I was at the Arrow office last year for some training & saw that your Christmas photo from a couple years ago was still up. Thought that was pretty cool! I hope things are going well for you guys! Miah probably doesn't remember me, but could you please give him a hug from me anyway? Thank you, & take care!!
PS - Happy Birthday Miah!

Trina Leeson said...

I love your blog, you always make me laugh or cry. I love the honesty that you portray the nuts and bolts of parenting, you make me feel not alone (I thought I was the only crazy insane Momma!) I would love to know Miah's adoption story, he is a real sweetheart :)
scrappymood@hotmail.com

Nicole said...

I'd love to read the story, although I am a few years late!
Thanks
Nicole

nic_thom@shaw.ca