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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Welcome to the family Izzebel

I am so very proud today!! We took our newborn photos, with Izze, and although she didn't sleep at all, she was wide awake, and very well behaved. So cute!!

It has been such an emotional roller coaster, and I know that we are not done yet, we still have another six months before it's done and over, and but thus far, I am enjoying every minute of it, and I still cannot believe we have a daughter. I didn't realize that after such a short period of time, I already feel like she was meant to be here, and that she was missing from our lives this whole time. Mind you, I miss my sleep, doing my hair or makeup, or even cleaning my house.. But, I wouldn't trade it for the world. I feel so utterly blessed, I can't even see straight.

In the first two weeks of Izzebel's life, she has over come the hard part of her withdrawals, gained weight, left the hospital, met some of her cousins, aunts and uncles, her great grandparents, her grandparents, and even the two family dogs that only visit every now and then. I am so over whelmed by the out pour of support, and love that has been showen to us. I was truly worried that people would not be as excepting, but truly, I feel as if I physically had her, and that she was always meant to be with our family.

I cry a little inside when I think of what a blessing this has been in our lives, and we are so grateful to our birth mother for being so brave, and loving, and to allow us this amazing opportunity to adopt Izzebel. I cannot wait to watch her grow, and to walk, talk, or actually smile back at me, instead of sleepy smiles, or gas bubbles. But, she can stay little for now.

She is changing every day, I litterally see it right before my eyes. I am truly amazed. We love her, and know that this was truly a once in a life time opportunity. I cannot wait to be sealed to her in this next year, and to officialy know she is part of our eternal family.

Again, thank you for the prayers, thoughts, wellwishes, gifts, and the many many visits. We love and appreciate all of you!

2 comments:

Muriel Miller

Congratulations You guys! She is an absolute Doll! And Sarah you look Beautiful in this photo! We are so happy for you guys and I cannot wait to meet the little cutie someday :)

Senior Family

Love this pic :) you guys are awesome !! Much love to all of you !!