Good things…

Two of my favorite people in the world were blessed with the best Christmas gift they could have asked for on Saturday. They became parents to a beautiful baby girl.

These two have been married for 13 years. They have been trying to have children for most of that time. After so, so many years of trying with no luck, they finally decided to adopt. So, they went to an adoption agency and they went through all of the interviews and they were put on the waiting list and they waited.

And they waited…

And they waited….

Jobs in other cities were turned down. Better, higher-paying jobs that would make one or both of them happier at the end of the day, because they didn’t want to have to start all over on a different waiting list in another city. Being on this waiting list changed their lives in ways that they didn’t think possible at the beginning.

Then one day this past summer it finally happened. After all of the waiting and heartbreak it was finally their time. They were going to get their baby.

The mother, Ann, gave birth to their daughter at 9:21 am on 12/24/11. Proof that miracles really do happen at Christmas.

She was 33 days early and has had to spend some time in the NICU, but it’s mostly precautionary. She’s perfect in every way and absolutely beautiful. I can’t wait to meet her.

Ann, I hope you and Strange do set up that email account for her and send her pictures and videos from these first days all the way through her childhood. I think that is a beautiful idea and something that she will treasure later on in life (plus it’s a great way to store all of those memories so you know where to find them!). You will be the most amazing parents to that little girl and I wish you all the happiness in the world. You deserve it.