Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Life is a Celebration

Today marks one year since we first saw our beautiful daughter's face for the first time. It is the one year anniversary of our referral... what a difference a year makes! Here are the first pictures we ever saw of our precious little girl...
July 7, 2008...

I spent that entire day refreshing my computer screen and carrying the phone around, just waiting for the big news. I set up the video camera in the nursery so that I could record "The Call". My girlfriend Rita was there, helping me keep my wits about me. Later on, Nancy & Kim came and waited (about as impatiently as I did) for the email with all the info and the amazing photos of my little girl. The photos above were the only ones we had of her until the day we met her! I was an absolute basket case. And poor Tommy was at work so he couldn't share in the insanity! But as soon as I got the call, I started telling everyone! I called my mom (of course) and Victoria, Margie, Z, and oh, I don't even remember who else! I sent out an email to everyone, letting them know the good news.. and naturally the phone started ringing off the hook after that...
Wow... that was really a year ago...
These pictures were actually taken yesterday, but I just couldn't wait to post about one of the most incredible days of my entire life.
July 7th, 2008... that is the day I officially became a mom.
Now, a year later, I look at this beautiful, happy little girl and my heart could just explode...
I don't think anyone could be any happier or more in love with this miraculous little gift... she is the light of our lives, and we will forever be grateful for having her in our lives... We are SO blessed...

1 comment:

Kim said...

Oh, how I remember that day! I couldn't WAIT to get to your house and share this amazing experience with you! I am honored and humbled that you shared this life-changing event with me.

She is just the most darling, happy baby ever. She was MADE for you and Tommy!

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