Yesterday we celebrated Mia's 2 month Gotcha Day Anniversary!! It was also the anniversary of my husband and I's first date--15 years ago!! Aww...memories.... My Sorority Spring Formal was coming up, I had the dress, the shoes, but NO date (loser!!). My Sorority Sister and I had gone to a bar a few nights before, where she introduced me to this handsome, tall, blonde guy. Apparently she told him my "woe is me" story about not having a date for Spring Formal and he eagerly jumped to the rescue and offered to be my date. And so, he escorted me to the Formal...and the rest is history! We hit it off, began dating, moved in together 4 months later (yep..the parents were NOT thrilled), lived together for a year and a half, got engaged, lived together for another year and a half while we planned the Wedding, said I DO, and here we are...15 years later, after that first date...stronger than ever, with this beautiful life and 3 adorable little blessings.....BEST first date ever....
So, Miss Mia has been with us 2 months..and is just as happy as can be. She wakes up with a big ole smile, goes to bed smiling and is just constant grins all throughout her days. She has just fit into our little family so perfectly. The Boys absolutely adore her and she just loves to follow them around and destroy any toy or creation they are building. She loves the dog and can usually be found either chewing on her squeaky bone (enter gasp from ocd moms!), chasing her on all fours, or laying in Ciccia's bed, while the poor dog just sits there, thinking..."really?? she gets MY bed??".
She loves to be held, rocked and does a pretty good job at keeping herself occupied for short periods of time. Just give her something to chew on...and she will sit there, in a pile of drool forever!! It is a bittersweet feeling to see how happy she is now. My mind drifts to the millions of orphans around the world who are just WAITING for a family to come and rescue them..to give them THIS...it's a hard reality to swallow. We woke this morning to news of a tragic Earthquake in China. It's crazy how my mind drifts to her birth parents. Where do they live? Were they affected?? I think about them alot..wondering about them and how they live their daily lives...I'm not sure I will ever NOT wonder about them. They produced this child..this BEAUTIFUL, SWEET baby girl, who God found for us to raise..and we are eternally grateful to have been given this lifelong honor.
This week our sweet 4 year old has been sick and having some health problems. We think we may have figured out the culprit, but we will wait to be referred to a Specialist this week for further tests. If you don't mind, keep him in your prayers, as we hope to get some answers this week.....it has been a rough week for him..
All this, while we prepare for Mia's upcoming surgery. She will visit the Surgeon for her pre-op blood work this week, and spend her last full week without a palate....praise the lord...hoping within a few weeks, this girl will be eating solids!!!!
Hope this post finds you all happy and well!!