Saturday, December 6, 2008

There are many reasons...

...that I'm smiling today.  

Last night was one of the most powerful nights of my life.  This process has given me so much more than I ever imagined (and I haven't even met my daughter yet).  I never even conceived that I would find a group of people who are going through the same thing, who  love to spend time together AND are super cool.  I've come to think of this group as my extended family and I'm overwhelmed with the thoughts of what the future brings for us and our children.  

So I'll start -  Combined, we had a lot to celebrate.
Heather, Chris and Mimi returned from Ethiopia and shared the most beautiful video and photos.
Julie O had a birthday, a referral and was issued a court date.
Nat and Dom received their referral
Noah (of Ange and Anil) turned one
I'm now third (according to the unofficial FBI list), and my dear friend had her twins last night and I'm going to Bakersfield to see my family/friends today to celebrate with a fun party.

The adoption process brings a range of emotions and moments like last night where good friends can bond, cry, laugh and share make my heart smile.  I am honored and deeply touched to be a part of all of this.  So today I'm just going to smile.


Julie said...

I am trying to write about last night. Impossible to describe. Since there was actually an earthquake to boot...I'll just say earth shattering.

Julie said...

I feel the same way! What a night! What a life! -Julie O.

Heather said...

What a BEAUTIFUL photo of you!!! I think we are all smiling right now!! Can't wait to see you again! Call us and stop by any time... Mimi LOVES her Auntie Amy!

LoveNotes4CocoPrincess said...

I was thinking about you today while shopping at the Great Mall in Sunnyvale/Milpitas --- so glad to read your post tonight!

Angie said...

What a sweet post to come across today, Amy. You're COOL.