Sunday, March 1, 2009

Forever Family Day

February 29th (yes, leap year!) 2008... together forever.

Take a look back at the emotion: Daddy Is Here!

The very next day, we woke up in the pink apartment in Antigua, together as a family of four for the very first time! As I sit here next to Luciana this morning while she "colors" and plays with Play-Doh babbling on about one of her latest adventures, I am taking in all the memories of those first moments when we found our way into this new family of four. Albums out, old blog posts to sniffle over, I am feeling that familiar feeling of gratitude for all that life has blessed me with.

No big plans today. Keith and Sam are skiing, Lucy and I will likely take a long walk before yet another storm heads our way. My folks will be coming for dinner, and I imagine we will raise a glass to commemorate the day. In the meantime, I am strolling back in time, cup of coffee and a sweet girl by my side.

March 1. 2008: So Happy Together

March 2008 was an unforgettable month in the timeline of our families milestones. I have gone back to look at all the posts from February and March and have to remind myself that I am reading about my own life and not a strangers! I am proud of who we were one year ago, and I am relieved to be home where life is exciting for all it's regular, everyday, ordinary adventures!

Much love.




PS- It seems like "going private/password protecting" is on the back burner for the moment... thanks for the support. I have all my contacts tucked away safely if the need arises. Until then, Peach and Cin are staying put. Thanks!

7 comments:

Susie said...

Happy FFD! I remember this time last year for you too--I was so jealous that you were in Antigua with your kiddos. I sooo wanted to be there with you! It's funny how a year changes things, isn't it? All the drama of wrapping up an adoption seems like light years ago, doesn't it? Give Lucy a hug from Oklahoma!

Bobbi said...

Happy Forever Family Day!!!! I was thinking of you today.

Much Love

Nicole Saucier said...

What a wonderul day to celebrate!!!! I'd still love to see all your pics from your time in Guat. It's hard to think it's already been a year--yet it seems like forever. Our special day is coming up too-March 12th!!!! Love, Nicole & family

Pineapple Princess said...

Happy Forever Family Day! I remember last year's events like they were yesterday. Thank you for sharing your journey. It's beautiful! :)

Kerri said...

Happy Family Day!!!

Greta Jo said...

Happy Family Day! Wow, it seems like yesterday-

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