An End and a Beginning

On November 1, 2013, we wrote our first blog post, hoping to reach the right person and help her learn more about us in a effort to create our family.

Last week, we brought our daughter home.

We’re saving the details of the story for our daughter and her family, but here’s the gist: The end of January, we found out there was a mom that wanted to meet us. Two weeks later, we met a smart, strong, kind, funny, sweet woman. For both of us, something clicked. Five days later, we were over the moon to find out she had chosen us. About two weeks after that, we brought our little girl home. She’s almost three months old and already she’s stolen our hearts. We love her more than we could ever imagine and I truly don’t remember what life was like before she was here. We were blessed with beautiful weather this week and as we sat in the car on Monday night, eating dinner as to not wake the baby, DJ and I agreed that we’ve never been happier and, for the first time maybe ever, there’s not a thing in the world that we want.

To everyone who has followed our blog for the last year and a half, thank you for reading and thanks for your support. Somedays, it was just enough to see that someone had read what we were writing. For the time being, the blog will be retiring.

Thank you to everyone for your thoughts and thank you for reading! To the other waiting families, we wish you a quick wait and, while this isn’t a lot of help now, know that the wait is totally worth it. Every tear, every heartache…I would gladly endure it all three times over to have her here in our arms.