Tag: China adoption

bringing Abby* home

*The name of this sweet girl I’m about to tell you about has been changed for sharing purposes.¬† I will explain more about that later. ūüôā One day, not very many days ago, my sister called me.¬† I answered thinking it was just another one of those times when we try to catch up with …

six!

Today? ¬†Today we celebrate the fact that you are now SIX!!! You waited a long time to be six, my girl. ¬†It seemed like a much longer wait that the norm, probably because your older brother was six during the whole year you were waiting to be six. ¬†But now, you’re here! ¬†You’ve arrived. ¬†You …

two years

Yesterday was the anniversary of the day we arrived home with our newest daughter. I will never ever forget the emotion flooding through me as we de-planed and walked down the hall to the escalator. ¬†I will never forget the light-headed feeling as I stepped onto the escalator; I tried to hold Julianne since escalators …

j-day

Today marks the day when we saw Julianne for the first time face-to-face. ¬†We had loved her from afar for nine long months, and finally, we saw her. ¬†I will never forget the feelings from that day. ¬†The way my fingertips felt numb with anticipation and nerves. ¬†The way when we rode the elevator to …

merry and bright

Last year? ¬†Last year we skipped her preschool Christmas program because last year? ¬†It would have been too much. ¬†Just. Too. Much. ¬†She would not have been able to process the amount of sensory input flooding her system. ¬†She would have freaked out to be completely off of the “normal” schedule associated with a day …

fifteen months {and a prayer for China-mama}

We are ALMOST to the fifteen month mark having Julianne home with us! ¬†It seems like a long time and a short time all at once. ¬†At this point, I don’t remember much of what our life was like before we had her. ¬†Four children is definitely a norm now, not something that surprises me. …