Thursday, October 23, 2008

Three years ago ...

Dear Lucy,
I can't believe it's been three years since that wonderful, intense, overwhelming, heart numbing day when Tswai pushed back the mosquito netting over your bassinette and I picked you up for the first time.

I'll never forget that moment, I felt like I breathed for the first time and that I was staring at you through a tunnel, no one else existed.

It was odd really watching the videos of that moment, many many months later, listening to all of those babies crying and seeing all of the people who were in that room. I didn't remember any of that.

I remember that it was fasinating and deep to me that you were wearing a sleeper with a pink elephant on it (the same sleeper you already had at home BECAUSE of the pink elephant).

You were sleeping when I picked you up and for a moment you opened your eyes and looked at me and then fell back asleep.

It's been an amazing three years Lucille. You are a dream come true and you amaze me every single day.

Love you,



Anonymous said...

WOW! (wiping tears)- long-time reader, first-time commenter. lucy is divine! your video brought it all back to me! my girls and i now use "icky poooo!" in our daily convos. (both my girls came home at 3 months from vn) i have one with a very similar temperament to lucy. (she is now 10 & you are in big trouble) BUT! the fun is neverending! i can be reached @
enjoy these little years!

Melanie said...


You are awesome!!!! I can't believe that I've known you and loved you for three years - I am still honored beyond belief that I was able to be there for your first moments with your mommy. Love you always and forever.

Mel and Morgan

Anonymous said...

Impossible that there were days before her. Improbable that it has been three years. Thank you for allowing me to follow your journey. Slow it down, any time. But not until Halligator is potty trained.

Kerri said...

Happy, happy Lucy Day!!!

Holly Fisher said...

I'm in tears at my desk watching your video. Thank you for sharing this experience.

Malia'sMama said...

three years... wow. And what a blessing you have in each other!

Jocelyn said...

I love the video..happy anniversary to both of you!!

David and Theresa said...

Happy 3 year Anniversary! We love following your blog. Lucy is amazing!

Peace said...

Well, I am teary eyed now. Lucy is a beautiful little girl. Many blessings to you both!