Thursday, September 25, 2008

Our Story

First of all, let me say that I am new to the concept of blogging! What a great opportunity though to journal and tell the story of how our family will be growing from a family of four to a family of FIVE...

Our story truly began May 2, 1998. On this beautiful day, TheDentist and I were married in Chapel Hill, North Carolina – one of the most special places in the world to us. I had just finished pharmacy school, and TheDentist was starting his third year of dental school. Looking back it’s amazing how young we were and how we had the whole world at our fingertips. Two years later, TheDentist graduated and was commissioned into the US Navy as a dental officer, and we moved to Camp LeJeune. We were blessed with our two sons, (seven and five) while we spent those three years in the military. In May 2003, TheDentist separated from the Navy and joined a dental practice closer to my hometown. As the years passed and our children grew from infants to toddlers to young boys, we felt very strongly that our family was complete. What more could we possibly ask for or need? Well, the desire for a baby girl is stronger than one may imagine!!! From my first memories of growing up and having children, I’ve always wanted a daughter. I did not know when or how this was going to happen, but it’s just something that I always felt in my heart. In December 2006, we first began talking about another child. At that time, our oldest was in Kindergarten, and our youngest still had a year and a half in preschool. The timing was just not right so we put these thoughts of a daughter on hold. After Christmas this year, however, the time was right! It was as if our plan had been laid out before our eyes by the Lord. There were no questions or what ifs this time – we just knew what to do…adopt! It didn’t take us long to decide that Russia is the country where our little girl is waiting for us. We chose Carolina Adoption Services as our agency at the beginning of March 2008, and we haven’t slowed down yet!.

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