August 7, 2010

The Call

One year ago today I received a call while I was at work to let me know that I was finally going to be a mother. Joel and I had been selected by birthparents to parent their baby girl that was due in September. I remember being filled with excitement and panic all at once and how we got to work right away on figuring out what needed to be done to our newly purchased house to get ready for bambino.

It's crazy to think that a year has passed since that initial introduction to our daughter, Nora. I look at her now and each day she looks less like a baby and more like a little girl. The time is moving so quickly, yet, I'm savoring each moment and each stage. I feel beyond blessed to have received that call and to have Nora as my daughter.


  1. I will never forget the day that I received the call regarding our soon to be daughter. It was almost 2 weeks ago and when I think back to that moment, I get butterflies. I know next year, I will still have the same sweet feeling.

    I bought our baby girl that same onesie that Nora so stinking cute but then again anything she wears is cute. She is such a beautiful little girl! :)

    We are moving to Colorado soon...I will have to pick your brain on fun places to take our little girl!

  2. Ah the memories! So, first birthday coming up soon? Isn't it amazing how our lives change?

  3. What a cutie! Can't believe it's been a year already.

  4. Nora is so adorable. I can't believe she's almost a year old...I know that you can't either!