Tuesday, December 15, 2009

that face...


...can't imagine my world without it. this is just one of the amazing pics that my friend corinne took during our family photo shoot today.

i write this blog post through tears tonight. i often stop by my friend jason's blog to read up on the latest adoption issues and gain his wisdom on such matters. tonight what i found broke my heart. i heard the words of a young woman who (without regret) had chosen to abort her unborn child and claimed, sadly, that she 'needed an abortion' and had no other options. i couldn't help but think about how different the world would be if lucy's birthmother had the same mentality...if she had bought into the lie that at the age of 15 there was no option for her but to terminate her pregnancy. that would mean no lucy and that is UNIMAGINABLE to me.

look at that face... when you do you'll not only see one of my greatest joys...you'll see the result of a courageous teenage girl who understood the truth about life and out of great love made a decision that would change all of our lives for the better...

...praying God would change the hearts of many so that they might see the beauty of adoption as we have...

Sunday, December 6, 2009

my list...




lucy and i spent a little time this weekend getting in the christmas spirit. what a gift to see this season through the eyes of your children...



so you've heard that song - my grown-up christmas list...well here's my 'grown-up, postpartum, mommy of 2' christmas list...
- 1 hour free of toddler tantrums
- 1 full night of peaceful slumber (and not having to sleep in a nursing bra would be a bonus)
- a cleaning fairy to whisk in and out leaving my house spotless and completely organized (and then come back the next day to do it all over again)
- my pre-pregnancy body
- 1 day of complete uninterrupted time with my husband
- bottles that wash themselves and diapers that change themselves
but most importantly i wish for...
- complete appreciation for the pure joy of spending this magical holiday season with my healthy, happy family of four...


Friday, December 4, 2009

oh, how a month flies by...






i've written dozens of blog posts in my head over the last month (while changing diapers, pumping, washing bottles, pumping, doing laundry...and did i mention...pumping) but i've yet to actually get anything in writing (sign of a lazy writer)...

oliver is one month old today...crazy! our family of four is getting into our groove and gearing up for christmas...what a fabulous time to be on maternity leave and spending lots of time with the ones i love most!