As a quick update, Kate turned two in September. She is freaking amazing. While I know I am biased, Kate is absolutely beautiful, smart, funny, strong, silly, feisty, loving, stubborn, dramatic, sweet, and all-around awesome.
I was changing Kate's diaper and getting her jammies on when I leaned down to rub noses with her. She looked me straight in the eyes and, while grabbing my cheeks, said, "I love you, Mommy. I love love my Mommy. Ohhh Mommy." and hugged me so, so tight while repeating, "I love you, Mommy." Cue the ugly cry. We just hugged and loved on each other for a couple of minutes while I soaked in the moment.
11 years ago today, DH and I met on a blind date. 3 years ago today, we officially signed with the adoption agency. 26 months ago today, I became a Mommy. And today, all of the pain & suffering of IF washed away for those moments while my daughter continued to melt the pieces of my heart back into a whole.
|Kate & Mommy Enjoy Morning Snuggles|