Tuesday, March 6, 2012

August 13, 2008

As I was cleaning the house this weekend to get ready for the home visit tomorrow, I started to think about the day that Sara was born--August 13, 2008.

Now, if you asked me where I was on August 13, 2009 or 2010, I wouldn't have any idea. Ironically, I do know where I was on August 13, 2008. I was in the middle of my road trip to Mexico. I had quit my job, put most of my stuff in Laura's basement and was moving to Mexico. I left "for a year" but had absolutely no intention of returning to the US or to Chicago. I was on a journey to "the rest of my life." Little did I know, "the rest of my life" was being born in a country far, far away.

My hope and prayer is that on August 13, 2012, I will be celebrating Sara's fourth birthday with her. I know it will be the best August 13th of my life so far.

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  1. The other day someone asked me what would happen if I got an older child. Would I miss all the first's in their lives. My answer is alway's we will have Our First's together as a family. This year will be her first birthday with her Forever MOM!! I am alway's praying for you and Sara

  2. Everytime I look at her picture, I smile - it just happens - I don't have to make myself smile, it just happens automatically! I can't wait to meet her! And, Aug. 13 will always be special to us from now on!
    Have you heard back from any of the grants you applied for?
    Love, Mom

  3. I am beyond thrilled for you! I am praying that today goes smoothly, and that you have a calm peace that can only come from God! Can't wait to meet Sara!!

  4. I can't really do anything with grant applications until the home study is finished. I have my physical next week and then it should be done. I have all the applications filled out and ready to go. Just need the home study.

  5. That's awesome!

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