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My husband and I, the Dynamic Duo, have been married since 2003. We've weathered the storm of chronic disease (diagnosis 2006), infertility (diagnosis 2007), turning 30 (2006/2007 respectively) a first adoption (2009) of a tender hearted, compassionate Ukrainian BIG boy (born 2006), who has told us he'd like a baby sister, baby brother, big brother, and REALLY big sister. We recently completed our second Ukrainian adoption journey, which brought us a daughter (born 2005). We'll see what else God brings our way!

Friday, April 13, 2012


Many in our society are gearing up for either a lucky or unlucky Friday the 13th.  I've never bee superstitious, so to me it's just another day.  Well, maybe not for today.  Because it was 3 years ago on Monday, April 13th that we were whisked away from our apartment to wait for an hour for court.  And it was 3 years ago that a judge declared me a Momma.  But not just any Momma...a momma to a sweet hearted, smart and happy boy named Eli, who would become my little buddy.

I remember after court thinking "Ok, so I'm a mom...now what?"  It was surreal and quite the whirlwind.  And I might have cried a tad bit (which I never do).  And maybe, just maybe, I haven't stopped being weepy ever since.

There have been many changes and challenges in the past 3 years; selfishness that needed to be shed (and more still being shed!), surgeries, addition of a sister (that he asked for!), and hospital visits.  But I wouldn't change anything.  Because all the whoopla solidified us as a family.  And I do so love my family :)

Read about our court day here.

1 comment:

The McGowans said...

Congratulations on your three-year anniversary of being a mom, and of Eli having a mother to love him. Blessings both ways!

And now Amelia has a mom with years of experience ;-) It is all good.