Thursday, May 20, 2010

tonight was the night

Hannah's having trouble going to sleep tonight. In her dimly lit room, I rocked her in my arms to try to get her comfortable enough to go back into her crib. She played with my "neck-is" around my neck and beeped my nose a few times.

Two years ago, tonight was the night that we first learned of our daughter. I told Hannah the story of how Mama and Dada had waited and waited and waited for her. We heard that we would learn of our baby soon, and were checking our phone and e-mails all day long. One night both Kevin and I couldn't sleep. I couldn't stop checking my e-mail over and over and over again. Finally about 3am, I told Kevin that I was going to check my e-mail one more time and then I was going to bed. And low and behold... there it was! An e-mail from the adoption agency titled "Hallelujah!!!!" with not just one, not two, not three, but four exclamation points. I was so excited, nervous, and scared that I couldn't open the e-mail. Kevin took the mouse from me and opened it up. We looked at Hannah's photos in awe, and couldn't believe how teeny tiny of a preemie she was... weighing only 2.6 pounds at birth.

After exchanging hugs and kisses, I placed Hannah back into her crib, and we sang "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" together.

"Hannah, you are my little star. You shine so bright, little one. I can't imagine being matched with any other star in the sky two years ago then with you."


  1. oh gosh, she was the cutest little peanut (and still is)

  2. Oh Sarah....

    Thank you for taking us along on this journey both then and now. I wasn't with you for the beginning but feel blessed to know you all now.

    The beginnings of a beautiful family ~ a moment in time uniting 3 souls and helping each one to shine, sparkle, thrive and grow in one another's love & care. The journey continues in all the everyday moments, giggles, sing songs and happenstance and they too are no less amazing than the very first night ~ that night, 2 years ago.

    Blessings to you all, now & always,


  3. Thank you for taking me back in time with you. I remember the journey then, and I'm so blessed to still be following along now.

    You are both shining stars, destined to be together forever!

  4. It's easy to forget they were so little, isn't it? (And Hannah was especially so little!) It's so amazing to look at her now!

  5. Two years can fly right by, can't it...(?)
    It seems like it was just yesterday! Thanks for sharing and taking us back again. I needed a good cry this afternoon...
    Thinking of you:)

  6. It's hard to believe that it's been two years since that referral. She is so very precious and blessed to have found your love. Reading this and thinking of how your mom tears up talking about her just *may* have made me tear up a little today.

    Love you!

  7. I am so bawling! Thanks for sharing your sweet memory and the pics and your sweet time with your princess reliving it! :)


  8. Can't believe it's been 2 years! Happy (belated) referral day!


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