5 years ago today

Five years ago, February 27th also fell on a Monday.

In the last few weeks of pregnancy, I often woke up each day wondering, “Could this be the day?” On February 27, 2012 I woke up wondering the same. It was the first day we had the realistic potential to be matched with our youngest daughter. After years of waiting and trying to adopt, all the paperwork was finished and we waited for an email to land in my inbox. Based on time differences, the email would not be coming until the evening – if it even came at all.

February 27, 2012 was quite possibly the longest day I’ve ever known. It was brutal. The evening finally arrived and a sweet text came across my phone:

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I wrote about the day and all the random little things that kept me busy in a post – you can read it here. As evening rolled on, we did get that much anticipated email. We saw our daughter’s face for the first time. We read her name. The part of me that always felt missing, felt a little more complete.

What I didn’t share back then was the pictures that came across our computer screen. It is so fun to look back on them now and remember all the emotions of finally having a face and a name….of finally beginning to know our daughter.

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Five years. It feels like it was yesterday I was a blubbering mess looking at her picture on a computer screen. Seasons change. Time passes. Kids grow. And I am ever so thankful.

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