Sunday, October 23, 2011

Six Years

I can't believe it's been six years since that life changing day when I walked into the baby room at the care center and picked my baby up out of that crib.


seems like every year, every day my heart grows a little to accommodate the intensity of my love for this daughter of mine.

Today as I was telling her about our famiversary (which is actually tomorrow), I said tomorrow is October 24th and on October 24th six years ago it was the day I walked into your room in the orphanage and picked you up for the very first time" ... Lucy says "ohhhh momma, you are so lucky"  yup.

It's always fun to recount what adoption was like in Ethiopia in 2005 (for me anyways).  In 2005, my daughter was a waiting child.   Yes, it's true for reasons that may  not lead to her being 'special needs' today, she was waiting then ... a 2 month old girl.  The staff at my agency was just waiting for me to finish my dossier because Lucy was waiting for someone who checked that magic box "I would be willing to parent a child with..."  and that one magical 'yes' was what matched me with Lucy. 

I arrived on the 23rd of October late at night, the next morning I walked down the steps of the 'guest house' into the orphanage and my child was placed in my arms, 30 minutes later I carried her back up the steps and from that moment I was responsible for her care.  

Right now that baby is waiting for me to come help her brush the Pretty Ponies hair out.  I must go. 

7 comments:

Anne said...

I'm so thankful for both of you. ♥

Mama Dog said...

Mazel to a most awesome mother and child!

Melanie said...

Love you guys!!!! Will never forget that day either!!!! Changed my life too!!!!!

veggiemom said...

Happy 6 years!!!

Bryn Marlow said...

Sheesh, stumbled across your blog by accident. Built our family by adoption, kids now in college and beyond. Heartwarming, the photos and stories you share. Oozing with love and affection. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

so thankful for a daughter who knew to follow her heart and be strong. Lucy has the most amazing mom ever, and they are both my reason to get up with a smile on my face and a dance in my heart. love them

Tony & Kelly said...

a mutual friend sent me the link to your blog. My husband and I are just beginning the process of adopting through Ethiopia.

http://kissesinthewindlang.blogspot.com/