The Beginning of Forever.

DSC_0002She wasn’t pleased at the sight of us at first.  We had to work hard to entice her with a backpack full of stuff, especially snacks.

DSC_0004She liked putting things in a bag and then dumping them out.  Putting them in, and dumping them out.  We got right down on the floor with her and did it over and over.

DSC_0006Pretty soon, her brothers were allowed to come closer.

DSC_0014There was a flood of tears when her beloved nanny left.  Then, it was done.  Grief will come in waves.  We know that well.  We have 24 hours of a “bonding period” for us to change our minds.  In this house, for this mom, that never happens.

Come what may, from this moment on, I am hers and she is mine.

Forever begins now.

–FullPlateMom, who is so very grateful.

10 Comments Add yours

  1. SO EXCITED FOUR YOUR SWEET FAMILY!!!!!!! ONE LESS!!!!!

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  2. Charyn says:

    Gigi, you are already a Ketarkus kid – charming, inquisitive, brave, and utterly adorable. May your life with your forever family be filled with enormous joy, love, happiness, and giggles!

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  3. Kristin says:

    YAY! She’s beautiful. Congratulations to your family!

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  4. Anna says:

    Beautiful ….Family

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  5. LesliE GUEGUEN says:

    She looks awesome. Congratulations to you all. Drop by anytime. All of ya.

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  6. Andrea says:

    The line, “We got right down on the floor with her and did it over and over.” made me cry. I’m so happy/sad for you all. Congratulations on your new beautiful daughter!

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  7. Kathleen says:

    Beautiful. Simply beautiful. I just signed “glory” in praise of your forever journey!

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  8. Alison Z. says:

    Congratulations! Thank you for always sharing your journey. Welcome to your forever family Gigi.

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  9. cINDY fRANKLIN says:

    Love this! Accepting her right where she is.

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