On January 13, 2011, we'd had a major disappointment, with a birthmother changing her mind about placing her baby with us. She was the eighth birthmother to contact us, and yet nothing had worked out--we still didn't have a baby. I was so discouraged. I ached for a baby and wondered if I would ever be a mother.
And then, on February 7th, I got Katie's phone call. It's amazing what can change in just a few weeks' time.
And it's amazing what can change in one year:
|Meeting Katie and Drew for the first time|
|Spending the week just prior to Noah's birth with Katie|
|Best night of my life|
August 1, 2011
|I love these three with all of my heart.|
|A happy family of three|
We are so blessed to have all of our family coming for the festivities. In addition to my family who lives here in Denver, we will be joined by Ryan's parents, all of his siblings and their spouses, and my little sister who lives San Diego. Katie, her parents, her grandma, Drew, and his mother will also be coming for the weekend to celebrate with us. It's going to be one giant Noah party.
I have dreamed of going to the temple with Noah for a long time, even before he was born. I wrote a journal entry about it here.
One year ago today, my life changed forever. One year ago today, I found out that I would be a mother and Ryan would be a father--that, together, we would raise and love and teach a precious little spirit. One year ago today, I never could've foreseen the beautiful things that God had in store for our family.