This month is significant for Shawn and I for a couple of reasons. This month marks our 5th anniversary that we decided to start a family. That's more than half our marriage. What we thought was suppose to be simple and straigtforward turned out to be very, very complicated.
Yesterday marked the one year anniversary that I told Shawn I was ready to go through the adoption route to create our family. It took me a long time to realize that I don't need to be pregnant in order to be a mom, and I wanted to be a mom more than I wanted to be pregnant. To celebrate, we met Mark and Michelle at the airport to see the new families come back home with their beautiful daughters from China. I got very emotional when the families started coming out. I never thought I would for people I don't really know. Then I saw a grandma run up to greet her new granddaughter and I just lost it. It was nice to see that but it brought a lot of emotions to the surface. I thought of my mom and how that's something she would've done. Heck, she'd be fighting off security to let her into the passenger only section if it meant meeting her granddaughter that much sooner. I miss her so much.
We then went to dinner at The Lone Star with Mark and Michelle and as always it was a wonderful evening.
Congrautlations to all the new families and welcome home!