Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Kate's story

About 10 years ago Matt and I were told we would never be able to have biological children.

We are now the proud parents of two beautiful girls. I can't believe how fortunate we are and how strongly we believe in the miracle of adoption.

I talked just today with Kayla, our birthmother, and we spoke about how we both had so many "unanswered questions". Through both of our heartache and despair we became each others answers. The adoption process is not without pain but there is also so much joy.... Kayla's going back to school in June and she continues to be so grateful to Matt and me for helping her through a hard time in her life. I almost laugh each time she thanks me. I think... "Really, you're thanking me as I hold this gorgeous newborn on my lap." I'm the thankful one.

Kate is now 26 days old and I am head over heels in love with her. I'll admit it took a few days. I imagine that mothers who give birth to their children fall immediately in love. I needed time. There were times during Kate's 4-day hospital stay that I didn't think she would get to be Chloe's little sister. (Although, Chloe always knew. Somehow she's known for over a year that she would have a baby sister. :) )
But now I can't imagine Kate not being our little girl.

I have been listening to this song by Sarah McLachlan over and over since our first phone call from Kayla in December. I am so grateful for both my Kate and my Chloe. Although it was a hard journey, I'm so glad Matt and I got to go on it.

PS- This sounds like a "Dear Diary" entry- Thanks for humoring me. I just wanted everyone to know how great adoption is!


Lisa said...

Oh Courtney, I'm so happy for you (and the fam)! We got the announcement yesterday and of course I had to check your blog to get the scoop...had I been a more faithful follower... :)

So exciting! Love you!

Andrea said...

We are so happy for you guys. We're sorry we could not make it over today to the party but we will see you guys soon. Love the new pics you posted. :)