Wednesday, August 06, 2008

August 6th

August 6th...

One year ago today, our "paper pregnancy" came to its end, when we walked into an orphanage in Ethiopia and a nanny put our daughter LemLem into Pastormac's arms.

That day forever changed our lives.

Adoption experts say that it can take up to a year for life in the adoptive family to settle down to the "new normal." The addition of Bear last February has made this process take longer for our family.

One year has past and I can say, with feeling, that August 6th 2007 ROCKED MY WORLD.

Now that I can breath again, albeit shallowly at times, I'd like to share some of the things that I've learned and experienced over the last year. I've learned a lot about adoption and perhaps more importantly about myself.

So come back soon. I hope to have my first installment up next week.

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Vader's Mom said...

Wow. It's been a year?

I love the family photo!!!

Susanne said...

A whole year already! I'm looking forward to reading your thoughts back on the year.

You're a beautiful family!

Melissa said...

1 year that's exciting. Love your blog design it's fantastic.

Anonymous said...

I'm here from the blog train ... I've always wanted to adopt into our family, even before I HAD a family. My husband and I know we'll have to wait several years before we're ready to take that step, but I enjoy reading and hearing about other people's experiences with it. I'll definitely be back for more!

Prasti said...

great photo of the family! i'm curious to read about your family's adoption experience.


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Beck said...

Ann, you guys are a LOVELY family! THe Girl and I loved having this glimpse - I can't wait to read more.

Kelsey said...

Wow one year that is great!

Megan said...

WOW!!! This is my first time visiting here, and you HAVE me hooked... what a lead in! Can't wait for the next installment. P.S. Beautiful family photo. Sending you an email

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