Thursday, February 15, 2007

New Families

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!


Tracey & Mike said...

I felt very emotional too when you talked about the grandmother meeting her granddaughter for the first time. I hope my mom will be able to be there when our time comes. It's amazing how our mothers are so interwoven into our lives and who we are. Just think, one day, hopefully sooner than you know, you will have that kind of an impact on a little one of your own.

Mark & Michelle said...

It was a great afternoon/evening! I am glad to have shared it with you.

I forgot to write about our dinner on my blog...

I hope the airport visit was rejuvenating for you!

Lisa said...

It's good to see that it will happen isn't it? I did that a few times when friends came back. It just helps to see that it really does happen.

I know your Mom will be with your cherub until you can be with her.

Sending you many (((((hugs))))).


Michelle said...

We're coming up on our five year too. It makes me sad to think of all that time spent, but happy to know that there will only one(maybe two) more.

Doris & Dan said...

Your sentiments ring true for many. I look forward to the day that we come home and how blessed we are.

Keep smilin!

Debbie & Kirk said...

I feel so bad, I didn't even realize that another fellow blogger was with Michelle. I hope to meet you one day.

Olivia's mom :-)