Thursday, December 1, 2011

A very important day

November 28th was one of the most important and sacred experiences of my life...
  Steve and I sat across from a woman who told us that she wanted to let us parent the little life growing inside of her. The monday after thanksgiving I felt thankfulness in one of the most profound ways that i could imagine. 
   The little one is a boy whose due date is february 18th.  Steve and I cannot wait to look into his eyes. And hold him in our arms.
we are going to have someone to fill those little booties pictured above! 
I can't wait to tell you more about the experience, but I wanted to make this post short and sweet. 
   Thank you for all your prayers and well-wishes, and your purchases and your encouragement that have helped get us to this most special of days. 

with a thankful heart, 
m


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28 comments:

  1. That is amazing news! I'm so happy for you Maria, I really do wish you all the best :)

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  2. Oh my goodness; such fantastic news! Congratulations!!!!!

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  3. congrats! fabulous news! i'm sort of a lurker here, but i am really happy for you both!

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  4. Congratulations!! That is great to hear!

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  5. So beautiful, Maria. You and Steve will be such a light in that little one's life. And so much love as well to the birth mom for making this decision.

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  6. Congratulations! I am very happy for you and for the little boy who will have a wonderful, happy life!!

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  7. that is SO exciting! i never knew when i bought a new dress that i would connect with someone with a heart for adoption like my own!

    i am so heart-warmed to hear that you are adopting your first child - that is our plan too. (actually, our plan is to not have any biological - we don't know if we can or can't but i've never been interested in being pregnant and have always been interested in adoption, so it just works out that way.)

    praying for the birth mother's final months of her pregnancy and her heart and the baby's health and for you and steve!

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  8. This makes me SO happy :) overjoyed for you and Steve!!!

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  9. aw, congratulations! what a blessing for you!

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  10. Congratulations! Wonderful news!

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  11. maria... this is beautiful, absolutely beautiful! God is always sooo good! xoxo

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  12. What wonderful news! I'm so incredibly happy for you both!

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  13. This is incandescently wonderful news!

    We can also not wait to hear ALL the details.

    Better hurry to Japan before you get all

    parentified!

    LOVE YOU SO MUCH!
    YO DADDY IS DANCING NOW!!!!

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  14. Maria, I cannot imagine what a moment like that would have felt like. I'm sure you are glowing with excitement. Many congratulations to you and Steve!

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  15. Congrats, Maria and Steve!!! You two will make the BEST parents in the WORLD! Love, Sarah

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  16. Amazing! I am so happy and thrilled for you Maria. You and your husband will surely be wonderful parents. Congrats!

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  17. Congratulations! What wonderful news! :)

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  18. i know you are just over the moon about this and i am so happy for you!

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  19. Congratulations sweetheart! SO happy for you!

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  20. Ahhhh, I'm so thrilled for you! I know how long you've been waiting for this, and it has been exciting (and emotional!) anticipating it with you. Congratulations Maria and Steve!!

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  21. that is really joyful news! very happy to hear your dream is coming true in just a few months. just knowing you through the blog & etsy, i'm completely certain you're going to make a wonderful mother. congratulations maria!

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  22. incredible! fantastic!!! my heart leaps with joy for you two - a million congratulations!! xoxo

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  23. Maria!!! I've just found out about this incredible news from Duff's blog... my heart is very nearly bursting for you & Steve. This little guy will be very lucky indeed to have the two of you as parents & I so look forward to seeing your journey as a family together. Lots & lots of love!

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