This Moment

The limpness of her limbs. The heft of her head sinking ever deeper into my shoulder. The sweetness of her post-bottle breath. The lengthening, decreasing pace of her respirations. The warmth created between our chests. The feel of her chin as she nestles into my beard. The trickle of the joyous tear that falls down…

She’s Here! Meet Baby Wren

October 7, 2016–one day before our 5th wedding anniversary–our lives were forever changed as we welcomed this sweet face into our lives.   Wren was two months old when she came to live with us. If you do the math and had read my previous Adoption Update post, you might have figured out that she…

Adoption Update

The past week has been nothing short of a whirlwind of activity and rollercoaster of emotions. We got a call from our social worker (SW) two Fridays ago that a birth mother wanted to meet with us!  I had just gotten home from a very long week at work and I was not anticipating this…

Waiting

Ten months ago, I wrote about starting on the path to adoption.  Since then, so much has happened.  We completed paperwork, phone calls, hours of heart-to-heart discussions with each other, interviews, safety inspections and specialist visits necessary to finish our home study.  Everything got finalized in February and we officially went on the “waiting list.”…

Baby Steps

I’m dedicating this post to the biggest change in our lives, which is our journey toward growing our family.  I wrote about this last year when we had officially come to the conclusion of doing so.  Since then, we’ve attended classes, networked with those we know and quite a few folks we’ve come to know about…

Growing Our Family

This is likely the most personal thing I’ve ever written that will be made available to a public audience, but I’m doing so for multiple reasons.  First, I’m choosing not to hold this in any more. As an extrovert I often need to express myself in order to process through thoughts and emotions fully.  Second,…

Wedding Day

Feeling nostalgic tonight…  Going to bed quite content.  :o)