What an amazing journey! I can’t believe we are at the end of another year – but so much good has come out of 2012 for my family and I. I have to say that this is the first time I haven’t really felt a sense of sadness going into the new year. I’ve decided that 2012 was the year of answered dreams and desires. And I believe as we enter into the year 2013, we go in with nothing but hope anew…
The year 2012 was a year of firsts for us. We had decided to start our adoption journey in January. We started all the classes and began the long road ahead. Before we new it, we were done all our training and waiting for the call. We had a few great baby showers thrown by family and friends – it was an exciting time. My husband and I were lucky to go on one last trip before we became busy bees. We had an amazing time in New York and later Ireland. It was an epic adventure, one we will always remember for years to come. So thankful for that time we had just the two of us. We also bought our first NEW car! It was a little daunting, but we were so happy to bring home our Scion XB – the perfect family car! I ran my first 5K, which isn’t much to some I’m sure. It was the Color Me Rad run and I loved it! We slowly pieced together our nursery, as we talked and dreamed up what our little one was going to be. Boy, girl, 3 months, new born – we just didn’t know. We were just waiting patiently to meet our sweet baby. My husband was offered a full time teaching position as a fourth grade teacher, while I continued my studies and finally finished my Graphic Design program! We celebrated five years of marriage this year in the beautiful city of San Francisco! We had a great time wondering the city and going on all sorts of little adventures. Then the most memorable moment of all of 2012. We got a call to meet not one, but TWO little ones. We met them, spent time with them and fell in love. They have blessed our lives for five months now. We couldn’t have imagined them being this perfect. They call us mommy and daddy – we call them son and daughter. They smile, cry, giggle and give us attitude. Our lives are forever changed. I go into 2013 with nothing but hope. Hope for a good future. Hope for prayers to continually be answered. Hope for my little family. Hope. That is my mindset as I go into this new year.
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