Our journey started in 2004 when we tried ALMOST everything to have a baby. I didn't know at the time that God had different plans for me. I honestly thought he was mad at me. But then when He opened my eyes, I knew his plan. Fast forward to October 2010. My husband and I are on a plane to China to be united with our daughter, Ava. She was two years old. And we were ALL petrified. But I will never forget that moment when they tapped me on my shoulder and I turned around and she was there. Right in front me. A real person who was my daughter. In that instant, my heart healed, nothing else in the world mattered at that moment. I still can remember that moment vividly. I stopped breathing, I think. My heart stopped, I think. How I didn't pass out I have no idea. She was beyond the most beautiful thing I had ever seen. And she was scared. She cried. I cried. She cried more. But man, I was over the moon.
We settled into life quite nicely as a family of 3. But...there was still that feeling. Ava was everything I had ever wanted, but still...
Fast forward to 2014. My husband, Ava, my mom, and myself were on another plane to China. This time? To adopt our sweet little Addy. I had this one in the bag. Been there, done that. It was the same heart stopping, breathless moment. She was gorgeous! But boy was she mad! She was a harder nut to crack.
I wouldn't change anything about those days.
Ava is a strong, independent 7 year old who loves soccer, the Ninja Turtles, and chicken on the bone.
Addy is a 5 year old girly girl who loves cheerleading, Paw Patrol, and anything sweet.
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