I'm sitting here drinking my "early" morning coffee, and Brian is off to run the Peachtree Road Race 10k, and as I sit here, I just think about all things that we're so thankful for this past year. Today is our 1 year anniversary when we were "officially" on Cathwel's wait list for a referral. The one thing I remember a year ago, and was so heavy on my heart at that time, she was coming sooner than what our agency quoted us and the chatting on the adoption boards. I knew would not receive a referral in 2008, so I could not wait for 2008 to end! I kept saying to myself and out loud at times "Come on 2009"!!! This July 4th, we have been so blessed, and we have come so far. We have a baby girl, Ellie is absolutely beautiful, and we cannot wait to hold her forever! Were SO close to bringing her home, and I'm getting a little nervous. I'm having these "gut" feelings that something is about to happen! It's a good nervous, but I've never realize how well of an organized person I am until this past year. Maybe it's a mommy thing, now if I can get Brian to be more organize:)) I just like to know "what's coming down the pipeline" and prepare for it. I guess I just need to go ahead and throw that out the window:))
What a day of celebration? We have our beautiful daughter that were expecting, and we have wonderful support from our family, friends & new friends in Taiwan. I've always taken a moment to stop think about our "freedom" and I'm very thankful for those men and women in the military that are serving our country to bring us freedom, and protect our country! These men and women are amazing individuals, they're away from their families in arms way. Some return home to their families, and some do not!!! Thank you for serving our country!!! God Bless America!!!!