To Love a Rose: An Ethiopian Adoption Journal

Friday, October 19, 2012

Best Anniversary Gift EVER!

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Today was our 4th anniversary.  That would have been enough to make us gloriously happy, but we got the BEST anniversary gift EVER:


That's right, folks, we're parents!

I can't share a lot of information until our little one's acceptance paperwork is filed (should be next week), but suffice it to say we are wonderfully, amazingly, and deliriously HAPPY.  It was the most incredible moment to open that Internet file and SEE our child's face!

We are so in love with this little one, and can't wait to be able to share more in the near future.  I think it took me a good 3 hours to stop shaking and tearing up every five seconds.  It was so heart-warming to call all of our family members and close friends and shout, "WE'RE PARENTS!"  To be able to finally give such wonderful news to these people who have been supporting us for so long...well, it felt surreal.

The most touching thing for me was to see the out-pouring of love and well-wishes from our friends on Facebook.  Many of these dear friends and family members are now scattered all across the country and world.  We don't get to see each other often, but to know how much they love and support our baby just overwhelmed me with emotion.  I can't wait to share with them how vast the sea of love embracing them was/is.  We are all so truly blessed.

Next time I post, I will *hopefully* be posting pictures of the sweetest little face I've ever seen.  Prepare your hearts for an extreme case of the swoons.

Feeling so, SO blessed right now...we absolutely had the best anniversary EVER!

All the Love in the Universe,


  1. What a wonderful way to celebrate your anniversary! Congratulations!

  2. I'm SO very happy for you and Mr. C! What an absolutely perfect anniversary gift! Congratulations, Mommy! :)

  3. Many blessings and congratulations!! This is amazing news :D

  4. Thank you all! We are so thrilled! <3