Every tree limb overhead seems to sit and wait, while every step you take becomes a twist of fate.
Up on the watershed, standing at the fork in the road...

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Me. Us. She. or WE SAID YES!

Baby D~

I saw your face for the first time on March 1st, 2010 at 10:21am.

All these months I was so scared - would I know you? Would I recognize you?

I was looking for you with the wrong eyes. Now the eyes of my eyes are opened and I have seen you with my heart. That is where we fit.

You were born not too far from Addis Ababa one day before the rains fell last year. You were there in your first family's arms while I was here walking around the lake telling your daddy all about Ethiopia. You opened your eyes and looked at the world on a day when I was gathering that huge stack of papers from the adoption agency. You smiled your first smile as we showed the social worker your waiting baby room.

How you made your way to us is a question we may spend our lives trying to answer.

How we made our way to you is a story I will freely give you forever.

This blog is for you little bird. It has always been for you, I just didn't know it. I didn't know so many things.

I will not be perfect. You will not be perfect. Daddy will be close, but still not perfect.

But I promise that we will always see you with more than our eyes.



  1. Beautiful post!! Congrats!! Can't wait to see her precious face!!!!!

  2. YAY! Congratulations! So excited for you guys!

  3. So So happy for you!!!! Congrats Mama!

  4. The long awaited referral is finally here! Yippee! Super excited for you. You must be walking on clouds right about now. How old is she? Thinking about your family and your little one.

  5. Yay! Beautiful post. Beautiful family.

  6. Congratulations! Really wonderful news :)

  7. Oh, A, I'm beyond excited for you guys. And I cannot wait to meet beautiful little D.

  8. Congratulations!!! So happy for you!!!

  9. I am so happy for you two!!! So nice that you are
    coming so we can celebrate! Abrazos

  10. Wow. Wowee wow wow wow. Can't imagine how you're feeling!!

  11. I can't stop crying!!! I'm so happy for you!

  12. I'm so happy for you! This was the post I was waiting to see :)

  13. I am so happy for you and excited to continue to be part of this journey!

  14. Wonderful!! Congratulations!!!

  15. Congratulations! What a joyful time for your family.

  16. OMG!!!! Yea!!!!!! Congrats! SO happy for you!

  17. She will be perfectly yours, just like your husband, (That made me laugh by the way).

  18. Amanda!! I am so happy for you guys!! We have to connect soon!

    Betsy :)

  19. Jer and Amanda,
    We are so thrilled for you guys!!! Congratulations! We can't wait for you to hold baby D in your arms! Praying for everything to go smoothly and quickly!
    Ben and Chelie


About Me

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J and I have been married for almost 15 years. We have shared many adventures and a lot of watershed moments. In 2009 I began blogging and in 2010 we adopted our daughter from Ethiopia. In March of 2012 we began the process to adopt a little boy from Haiti. This blog follows the many twists and turns on the road to our two children and beyond.