Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Today marked one month of togetherness with Meryn.  She has brought so much joy and light into our life.  She truly is a gift.

I've been so blessed by people's attitudes towards us.  We've been out.... a lot.... this month.  The Indian people in our lives have understood this for a long time and have a strong love for her.  But strangers, I was a little bit worried about how they would react.  So far, I've not had any negative comments at all... in fact, one restaurant keeper asked me about her, and asked to hold her, snuggled her, blessed her, told me how lucky she is.  I responded with how lucky we are, and he laughed and said "true!"  A stranger at the pool asked to hold her and played sweetly with her and treated her like a china doll.  Everyone is in love with her!  It's hard not to be.  ; )

We had a great day today, always on my mind that it's hard to believe it's been a whole month...

So blessed.  So in love with my kids!  They are such gifts, all of them!  And, while so enjoying our together, I am remembering several friends who are still waiting on the joy of togetherness with their kids.... I remember it well...  One morning in April, I came out of my room to find this happening:

When I asked them, "What in the world is going on?" they said...

"Mom, we're just ready to go get Meryn. Right now." 

Their bags were packed and they were ready.  It broke my heart at the time.  I couldn't even post it until now. : )  

Praying for all those babies left behind, still waiting... (and their mamas too)...


  1. LOVE this post!!! Such cute pictures!!!!!!!!!!

  2. What a beautiful family. Thanks for being such a good friend as we wait. Looking forward to watching your family grow. Shanti! Amy

  3. Love all these pictures! I am taking a few moments between boxes to see how you are doing. : ) Makes my heart smile!