I've been thinking a lot this week about the journey that Kaz and I have been on the last few years. It hasn't been an easy road, but to be honest I can hardly remember the hard times...when I look back and read my blog it definitely makes me remember what we've been through, but on a day to day basis that pain that I once felt is replaced with nothing but JOY. I sent Kaz a text the other day after putting Annie Rice down for a nap and said, I would have waited another 10 years if I had know what a precious angel we would have gotten. His response was, I would have waited another 10 years for you:) Of course, my heart melted....BUT it's the truth...I would do it all over again for my sweet Annie Rice. A very wise woman told me in our waiting process, that she believed the pain we were going through was "our childbirth pains." It didn't make a lot of sense then, but it does now. In Genesis it says , "To the woman he said, "I will greatly increase your pains in childbearing; with pain you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you." While I never experienced physical pain in giving birth, I did through the waiting....Just like a woman who gives birth that pain is replaced with joy, proudness, love, etc. I never thought at the beginning of our adoption journey that we would be as blessed as we are....BUT I can honestly say, It was worth the wait! To all you waiting moms, hang in there! One day, it will all make sense and you will experience Joy like you never imagined!
My little Annie Rice is such a blessing. She has started chatting away! She woke up the other night at 230am and said, "Whoa" about 50 times! She talks all the time, and smiles even more than that! She's so happy. She loves giving big hugs and is still scooting everywhere! I love my time with her and I'm so thankful that I'm able to work from home and be with her all day. What a blessing this little one is!