Friday, June 20, 2014

she is finally here!

Forty-eight hours after getting the call, she was placed in my arms and became a part of our family. It was a crazy and exciting two days of getting the house ready, setting up her room, and buying anything we still needed. Although we are still figuring so much out, it didn't take me long to get used to a new routine and hearing two extra little feet running around the kitchen and checking on two little ones each night before Josh and I head to bed.

I honestly wasn't expecting to fall in love with her so quickly. At first, I thought it was going to be a different kind of love than I have for Kennadie and thought it was going to take time- time to get to know her, time to adjust, time to bond, time to fall in love. But not even seventy-two hours after her being here, I felt it. I fell in love and there was no turning back. It's not even a "different" kind of love that I feel, it's the same beautiful feeling of love and wanting to protect her and give everything to this little girl just as I feel for Kennadie. All of my fears in the past of wondering how I could ever love another child as much as I love Kennadie have disappeared.

We have to wait six months from her living here and there are other legal issues that still need to be worked out before she can legally become a part of our family. We could be facing a long road ahead of us, but we are hoping and praying that everything moves quickly and that she is here forever. All we can do at this point is love her and wait and hope that an adoption will be finalized sooner than later.

1 comment:

Kristin said...

This is so beautiful. I'm so happy for your family!