So, one year ago, less a day, my world was forever changed. I saw Maeve's face for the first time and I could finally begin to imagine being a mommy to this little person. I stared, studied, and memorized every feature that I could see on the four photographs sent to me. Last year I was full of emotion as I called all my family and friends to tell them I finally knew who my daughter was. I happy houred with Jeff and Carin and then had a celebatory dinner with my peeps.
This year we celebrated the eve of referralversary at the same restaurant... with Maeve in attendance this year, instead of just her photo. And yesterday, on the day, when I picked her up from daycare I was greeted with a huge smile, a hug and kiss, and pats on my back. How different my life is one year later... and I wouldn't change it for the world.
And, these are the four pictures I received and stared at and stared at until I saw her in person 3.5 months later...