This is our story....of love, life, and adoption

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

292 pictures: 1b

Blogger is acting up tonight. It won't upload all the other pictures. So I'll leave you with this!!

There are still times when the fact that Claire is actually with us astounds me. Sometimes I look at her and it's like I'm in a dream, watching someone else's life. Someone with a child. Then it hits me all at once; this overwhelming realization that I'm not dreaming and she actually is ours and in our living room. I often have to choke back the tears when this happens. It feels so fresh at that point. People told me that after she was placed in our arms that I would forget the wait and forget the pain of what we went through. I haven't forgotten. And I don't think I will. I have my reflective moments, but then Claire bonks the dogs on the head with a very hard toy, or spills the water bowl all down the front of her freshly changed outfit. Then she's eating handfuls of dirt and diving off the couch all the while screaming and laughing. Those are also the moments when I sit back and choke back the tears because this is what I've waited so long for and it's better then I ever dreamed!!


Anonymous said...

I am so happy for you.
god bless you and your family.

Anonymous said...

"this is what I've waited so long for and it's better then I ever dreamed!!"

I think this very thing every day and it has been 4 years now. It does just keep getting better

Tami and Bobby Sisemore Family said...

AMEN! I so agree and have felt thos exact things so much in the past 7 weeks since Noah came home!

Noah's mama

Ronja said...

Very cute pictures!! Of a very cute girl of course! Looks like you do already know how to use your camera!

Greetings from Germany,

babybain said...

You summed up actually how I am feeling! I love the leaf in her mouth!

Sherry said...

Its so true! Just think of all the fun years ahead too... thats alot of "choke back the tear moments" to be had:) Our children will think their mama's are totally nuts! LOL!