Monday, May 19, 2008

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

Last year I ached to hold my little boy. I felt very much like a mother in my heart. Gavin wrote me this lovely mother's day card last year.

It read :

The last 15 months have been quite a journey and I am so fortunate to have spent them with you. Everyday I see you more excited, and anxious, to become a great mother. I'm proud of you for doing so much research into parenting and encouraging me to do the same. I can honestly say that you have already made me a better parent (to be). I hope your first Mother's Day is a good one, with greater ones to come.

Love Gavin (and our baby to be)

This year my card from my sweet baby was perfect.

You do so much for me & daddy and we really appreciate it! I love you so much.
Love, Owen

Melt My Heart.

Owen gave me a few great gifts and then we spent the day at a local zoo. It was a fun way to spend the day as a family. My mom was even able to join us for Owen's first trip to the Zoo. Here are a few photos.

Happy Mother's Day! Especially to those that hold the love of their children in their hearts, but have yet to hold them.

Waiting Mommies Dinner #10

Last Night a group of over 20 of us met in Toronto for a "Waiting Mommies Dinner". The group is growing to about 50 members now, & hopefully the group will have more babies to show off soon. There were many more Vietnam waiting families there last night. Some are just starting the process & others are very close to referral.

I love the support the group offers. It doesn't matter where you are in the process of adopting, or what country you choose to adopt from. We are all in this together.

What a great way to spend the eve of my very first mother's day.