August 17, 2010

one year ago today

One year ago today, I was a scared mama to be...I remember that day as if it was yesterday, waking up from not sleeping, electricity out, dripping wet hair, heart raising, shaking, putting on a beaded necklace in hopes that she wouldn't be as frightened to come to me, tears coming down my cheeks and air filling my lungs, heart slowing down, she's here, she's in my arms, I did it, we did it, we are together at last, what a gift she is to us and everyone who knows her. Today we celebrate with a heavy heart as we think of her family and there sacrifices, and the wonderful life they gave us...our daughter.... Happy One year together lovey

9 comments:

Roxanne Sonnenschein said...

OK ... bawling my eyes out here in the office! :) Such wonderful memories! Happy One YEAR!!!!! :) Love to all three of you!

Nate and Stefany Head said...

Happy One Year Home, Finley!! :) So happy for you guys!!! She is so beautiful!

Rebecca said...

Happy one year! Such a sweet post - and sweet video.

Justine said...

Beautiful. The photos just bring me back. Happy one year - your family is just gorgeous.

Kris & Staci Hansel said...

Wow, great photos! Hard to believe it's been a year already.

Cherrie said...

Beautiful video and beautiful family. Congratulations!

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Hood Canal Gal said...

So beautiful Erin. You're all so lucky to have found one another. Thank you for sharing this, it touches my heart.

Viv and Pete said...

What a special day and amazing family ( : There are tears of joy in my eyes and warmth in my heart! Here is to celebrating your first year together ( :