Around 5 weeks ago we got the call.
The call that we were waiting on, for what seemed like forever. There were two little girls that needed a home.
After much discussion, (insert my heart leaping out of my chest to say yes, and my handsome level headed hubby being the voice of reason), we said yes. Two days later Sarah and I went to meet the beauties.
And let me tell you they are C U T E!!
One week after that first visit (which I spend flying around like a mad chicken getting everything “ready”), they came to live with us.
It has been a life changing, challenging, exhausting, rewarding, heart breaking, heart warming, experience.
If I’m going to be honest I’ve cried more years than I thought possible. Some in frustration, some in heart break, some in love.
I really had no idea what so ever what I was getting in to. I had no idea how broken I would become. In a very very good way.
I forgot what it was like to get up with a little one who had a bad dream, or to have two little ones have colds, in which we went through 4 boxes of Kleenex.
These are the things I forgot that can be a challenge.
I forgot how wonderful it was to have someone cry for you. Or to have a little run up and hug your leg. Having two little hands grab the side of your face and go in for a huge wet kiss.
These are the things I forgot I missed.
What I didn’t know period was how my heart would break when I hear I want my mommy and my daddy. When can I go back home to my mommy and daddy. And there was nothing I could do but hold her, let her know I loved her, and that we would see.
These two sweeties have sure changed our lives. I’m looking so forward to sharing new experiences with them this summer. I’m looking forward to seeing the world through their eyes.
Anyway without further ado I’d like to introduce you to our girls.
My sweet “Caroline” and my little “Grace”.
* These are not their given names and only “nicknames” for this blog and social media.