Tuesday, July 24, 2007

July 24

July 24, 2006: My 30th birthday. After my parents headed home from their visit, I drove to the post office and mailed our application to the adoption agency. It felt good to do something official after all the talk and research and decisions. I had dinner with friends and barely refrained from telling them what I'd done.

July 24, 2007: My 31st birthday. Woke up early to the fussing of my baby girl, home three days. Spent the day dressing her in pretty dresses, feeding her, cleaning her, showing her off to visitors, comforting her, and making her scream with glee at funny faces.

What a difference a year makes.


13 comments:

shelly said...

Wonderful!

The favorite Pulaski said...

I'm so proud of you guys. I cannot put into words the praise I have for you two with regards to this adoption and your visit to Africa.

Carrie said...

Happy Birthday. Sounds like you got the best birthday gift in the world!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! What a precious gift! Can't wait to read all about your trip to Toukoul. Kim Pasion

Mark and Rebecca said...

Congrats! She is just beautiful. What an amazing gift.

paige said...

Hey Lady,

Happy belated Birthday!!!


What a delightful birthday gift--just the right size too!

Can't wait to hear about your journey, especially, selfishly, about my wonderful other Wendy!

xo,

Dale Estes said...

She is precious!!! BTW, happy belated birthday, Mommy!! --Dale

Sarah and Tim said...

Happy belated birthday and welcome home.

Jen said...

Congratulations...yes, what a difference a year makes. It really puts it in perspective after that long journey for Anna. Looking forward to hearing more.

Craig and Jaclyn said...

What an amazing birthday present!! congratulations on your beautiful baby girl!!

Anonymous said...

She's so beautiful. Congratulations. Many prayers for your time of transition.

~Hippie~ said...

...
I'm laughing inside.
I really want to see Aaron deal with a teenage daughter.
hahaha...
I can totally imagine it.
This could be fun.

Waiting for Iyasu said...

What a beautiful baby. Congratulations.