Thursday, June 26, 2008

One Year Ago...

One year ago today we first laid eyes on the sweet, sleeping face of our beautiful daughter. We will never forget that moment or all of the emotions we felt as we looked at her 2 day old pictures over and over and over again.

The email subject line read: Introducing Andrea!

I froze, then I called to Keith and Sam. I remember putting Keith in the computer chair and then hopping onto his lap with Sam so that we could all be as close together as possible. We opened the email and fell in love. Just like that. (She was just 2 days old on the photos we received, and a still itty-bitty 8 days old that actual day.) There were tears and hugs and so much laughter... we felt it all! That night, after many calls to loved ones, we headed out for a "Big Brother Celebration". We had a picnic on the beach and then each shopped for an outfit for our Luciana. We talked nonstop about what our lives would be like with this precious angel home with us. You know that feeling when you smile so much your cheeks hurt and your gums get all dry and you are just sure that every stranger you pass has to know that something truly wonderful has happened in your life... that was us.

Right now... Luciana and I are home alone for a little while. Soon Keith will be home from work and Sam will be home from Mimi and Papa's. But, for a few minutes, we are alone and I am going to go scoop up my carrot covered sweetie and snuggle her up all to myself.
Wow. A year.

2 day old Luciana.

Our celebration at the beach... one year ago!


Love, love, love... LOVE!

9 comments:

Sandy said...

What a great post! Getting that referral and seeing your sweet baby's face is priceless. What a wonderful way to celebrate and enjoy! And, now you get to look at that sweet, sweet face every single day!

Bobbi said...

I remember that whole week leading up to the referral....and then that beautiful sweet face in my inbox.


Look how much Sam has changed, such a big boy now. AND, Miss LUCY, well she has grown more beautiful every day.

Isn't it great to be doing the ONE YEAR AGO posts!!! YEAH!!!

Steph said...

HAPPY REFERRAL DAY!!!!! WOW! One year ago...amazing!

Guate4Jack said...

Can you believe it's only been a year?!? Great post, it gave me goose bumps.

Becky and Jack

Kerri said...

Wow! A whole year! Isn't it so amazing...
Kerri and Ruby

Donna said...

What a sweet post. You brought goosebumps and tears to my eyes! Such a magical moment!

Hapy referral-a-versary and Happy Belated birthday too to that little sweet pea (or is it, sweet carrots?)!

April said...

A year goes by too fast doesn't it...Such a wonderful time, I remember our referral anniversary too...She is beautiful!!!

Hannah said...

What a wonderful anniversary. You have a beautiful family and I am glad you are all together.

Hannah

Laurie said...

How precious. Can you believe a year can go by so fast! So happy for you all.