Saturday, September 8, 2012

one year ago today

our sweet baby S, 22 days old.
One year ago today I woke up in a hotel room in Atlanta, GA after just a few hours of restless sleep and got into a car with my husband and 22 month old daughter for our last ride together as a family of three.  When we got back to our hotel that night there was a new somebody with us and a new chapter of our lives was underway.

The only pictures we have from that day are cell phone shots, and all four of us look pretty shell-shocked. I remember Andrew driving us back from baby S's receiving home, me wedged between the girls' carseats with one hand on a very confused J who obviously thought we had kidnapped somebody else's baby and the other stroking my new child's soft infant face as she slept. I was full of big and indescribable thoughts. I wasn't sure how we were going to do it, two babies and everything else in the big life we had planned.

Now, one year later, we do have a busy crazy life.  My girls shriek and sing together and make each other laugh and cry both multiple times every day. I'm really tired sometimes. Okay, a lot of the time. But life is incredibly good. There are adventures around every corner and many friends to share them with.
you've come a long way, baby.

1 comment:

  1. Such a sweet babygirl, Salome. I am remembering all those 2 weeks well while we talked anxiously about the situation we both found ourselves in....the roller coaster of emotions on our journey, nearly simultaneously, to recieve our newest precious additions... what a beautiful miracle, your family, and how God has brought you all together....lots of LOVE to all 4 of you! Our gotcha day is coming up this week as well on the 15th and it gives me goosebumps when I reflect back on that time we shared also- as two mom's trying to get to our children states away from us. Life is hard sometimes for sure, but these are the memories that matter the most to me, and they will always be the sweetest. Love, M+G+I+B