Sunday, March 6, 2011

Meeting Sarah

Howdy Y'all!

What is the most nerve-racking thing you have ever done?  Last night was probably tops on my list...we met Sarah, the birth mom for dinner.  Before dinner, my hands were shaking and I felt like I was going to puke.  The butterflies in my stomach were doing a whole gymnastics was no bueno.

We got there after Sarah and her sister - and she saw me and called my name.  As soon as she said my name, all the butterflies went away.  Thank goodness!!!  I didn't want to get sick at the table.  :)  Our adoption specialist at the agency told us that we may be at dinner for an hour or so.  I took it as a good sign when we first looked at the time - it had already been THREE hours. We just talked and laughed and exchanged gifts.

Sarah gave us two Willow Tree Angels to represent her and our new family.  One is a pregnant lady - and the other one is a mom, dad and baby.  These will be something that we will keep forever.  She is also working on a book for Kinley when she is older that is about her life, her pregnancy and her decision on why she chose adoption.  We gave Sarah the heart necklace I showed you all a few weeks ago.  We also got her a card and wrote what the heart necklace means to us and how thankful we are that she is giving us the chance to parent her child.

Right before I went to sleep last night, I heard my phone 'ding' with an email.  It was an email from Sarah - and my feelings of a great dinner was exactly right.  Here is an excerpt of her email to us...

"I just read your card.  It is beautiful and something I will treasure always.  I enjoyed getting to meet you tonight and know that I have made the right decision.  Kinley is going to get to grow up with so much love from so many people.  Her parents are fun loving happy people and I am so happy that I could give her that.  I put my baby first and I will never regret this decision especially knowing she will be well loved and cared for.  I  believe everything happens for a reason....

...Thank you so much for being parents to my daughter.  For the first time in the last few months, I will go to bed at peace knowing she will be okay."

It was so reassuring to receive this email - now, we are just ready for Kinley's arrival tomorrow morning.  Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers - and I love how you all have been following Kinley's story.  We are so blessed to have so many great people in our lives.



  1. Ahh! I'm crying as I read this. How amazing!!! I'm so excited for you. Can't wait to see pictures of your beautiful daughter!
    -Amber Young Linam

  2. This made me cry, as well! Can't wait to see her, we all love her already!