Today is Abby’s 2nd Birthday, I can’t believe how time has flown by. Yesterday we celebrated not only Abby’s birthday but also it was our 1st year anniversary of adopting our precious girl. A year ago she became, legally our daughter, our little Abby. It’s amazing when I look back, at the first time I saw her, the first time I knew about her birth mother being pregnant again. All the fear and worry I experienced at first, at not knowing what would happen. Would a family member come forward, would Tiffany change her mind, all of these questions.
I remember just having to give it to God and pray about it. To lean not on my own understanding, but to lean on him. That he knew already what was going to happen and trust in him with whatever did happen. It is really hard sometimes to just jump out of your own comfort zone, to jump in with no parachute. Letting someone else worry about the ending, not having any control. Not saying that it was easy or comfortable and that I did have my moments and fears, I certainly did.
It was so cute to see Gabby, without any direction from us, do the same kinds of things Abby does. The same walking around like an eagle, pushing her stomach out and twitching her hands around, that Abby has done since she was a tiny baby. Even though these two girls don’t live in the same house or see each other every month, they do things the same. Genetically they are the same, amazing. They even have the same tone when they laugh. We really enjoyed seeing Gabby and Abby play together, it was really hard to get Abby’s attention to open her presents. She was just so happy to be around little ones like herself. She kept kissing Gabby but was being naughty trying to pull her hair at the same time.
I was so glad that my parents got to meet Jay, Tiffany’s boyfriend, and Gabby and Maddie. We consider them part of the family, our family. It’s so nice having Tiffany to talk to, since she is a young mom and we help each other out, with things we are dealing with. These are what family and friends are for, in good time, and bad, to be together, lean on and comfort.
“It is the Lord your God you must follow, and him you must revere. Keep his commands and obey him; serve him and hold fast to him.” Deuteronomy 13:4