Monday, October 16, 2006

One Month Anniversary

One month ago today, Zoe joined our family. In some ways, that month has flown by, and in others, it feels like a lifetime.

As much as they say you shouldn't, I fell in love with Zoe's picture. But in real life, she is so much more. She has brought such joy to our family! We can't help but laugh when she's around. I can't believe how easily she has fit into our lives and hearts. My love for her just keeps growing, and I am reminded of the Grinch, who's heart grew and grew and grew.

Over and over, I have heard adoptive parents say they got the child they were meant to have, and I've wondered if that can be true in every case. Maybe it is, because it certainly happened to us.

Today, Doug went over to a friend's to play while Katie was at dance class. When Katie came home and discovered he was gone, she was upset that she hadn't been able to go with him. She started to go into total meltdown mode. Jerry and I were trying to talk to her, when we heard splashing coming from the kitchen. Jerry ran in, and came out holding Zoe. He said she'd had both hands in Rosie's water dish, and had looked up at him with a big smile. This made all of us laugh, and miraculously, Katie's tears disappeared. I then mentioned that she could feed Zoe, since Doug wasn't around, and all was sunshine and happiness.

Later, when Doug came home, Jerry opened the front door, and he rushed past him, up the stairs, straight to Zoe's room, where she and I were were playing. He scooped her up and carried her downstairs. When I asked what he was doing, he said he wanted to show her to his friend, and he wanted to play with her before bed.

A few people have told us they're addicted to this blog. I know the feeling, because there are a few blogs I'm addicted to. I've really enjoyed writing this one. I have not been great at keeping up with baby books for Doug and Katie, I can't seem to find the time to scrapbook, most of my pictures are in boxes or stored on the computer, but this blogging-thing seems to work for me. So, now that our adoption adventure has come to an end, I plan to keep on blogging.

However, now that we've "found Zoe", I want to start a new blog. I can't promise it will be as interesting as this one, as we are all happily settling into the routines of everyday life. Blogging will simply be my way of documenting our lives, but you are welcome to check in on us once in awhile.

We plan to print out "Finding Zoe" for Zoe, complete with comments. I hope she'll enjoy reading it someday. I also hope she'll get a sense of how much she is loved by her family and friends!

The night Jerry and I met, one of our first conversations was about the TV show, "Party of Five". Now that we are five, it seems like an appropriate name for a blog. So it will be:

See you there!


At 12:49 PM, Blogger momto2 said...


I can't get the blog to come I need to do something different? Have you not started it yet?


At 1:09 PM, Anonymous Sandy Harris said...

'Will look forward to "Party of Five" and: Thank you - so very much - for sharing "Finding Zoe". I love you all!!!!!

At 8:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so excited that you are going to keep doing the blog. I love checking it everyday. You guys are doing a great job and are great writers.

At 10:58 AM, Blogger Julie said...

How exciting a new BLOG to follow. Happy Anniversary a little late!!!!

At 1:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 9:10 PM, Blogger Shannon said...

Thanks for letting us meet Zoe at FCC waiting families. She's adorable and her adoption video was great!

LID 11-24-0

At 12:20 AM, Blogger Linda Varon said...

I could not help but notice the name! I am also Linda Varon..I have a senior blog at Feel free to visit. Loved reading about your special family and Zoe.


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