Four years ago we took a huge leap of faith, and on March 22, 2012, a judge in Gyumri, Armenia granted us permission to adopt an 11-month-old girl. With that decision, our long journey to become parents was over. But…another adventure had just begun. When we went to the orphanage to hold her–our daughter now–it’s hard to describe the emotions we felt. Relief that the angst of the past four years was behind us. Elation at finally being parents. Fear because we were–gulp–parents. Now it was our job to keep her alive.
Over the past four years we’ve learned a lot about how to care for a child, our child at least. We’ve also learned a lot about ourselves. We’ve laughed, cried and screamed. There have been awesome days, and days when we feel like this was the stupidest mid-life crisis ever!* Parenthood has been an adventure like no other.
Happy Family Day to us!
It’s all about the journey,
*Thank you, Megann, for this pearl. Spot on!
And thank you to Weeone Photography for the photo of the three of us!