Friday, May 11, 2012

We've Come a Long Way

We've come a long way in a short time.   This time last year we had no idea that we would be adding to our family.  We thought we were "finished having children" and were happy with our boys and our lives in general.

Then we saw Christiana
This sweet little whisp of a girl holding a stuffed bear upside down.  We fell in love with her and committed to adopt her. 

Now here we are, deep into our adoption journey.  We've had kindness, love, and support from so many people.  It's truly humbling. 

We've also had sadness, hurt, lies and betrayal from people close to us.  The very people who should be helping and supporting us. 

Through everything so far I've learned that sometimes the people who should love you don't.  It's heartbreaking when you discover the truth about people you've trusted and admired... family members.  It's hard to let go of those relationships, but sometimes it's the only thing you can do.   

I've also learned that sometimes... people you "barely know" can step up to the plate and offer such kindness, loyalty, love, and acceptance that it takes your breath away. 

Thank you, my friends, for your love, kindness, and support to us.  It means so much more than you know.  I can't wait for the day when we're able to introduce our daughter to you in person. 

Until then.... I want you to know how much you mean to us!  Thank you for helping us bring our daughter home.


  1. It always makes me sad when people cant open there hearts and love little children who so desperatley need it..

  2. We've walked the same path on our adoption journey. Sadly, it's often part of the experience. Keep moving forward and soon you'll be meeting and holding your precious little girl. She'll be so blessed to have a real mommy of her own!