Sunday, February 07, 2010
I haven't abandoned the blog.
It's not even that I have nothing to say. I have a ton to say, to mull over and share, but I wasn't sure if I should yet. I'm still not sure, but I feel safe enough to throw a blog post out there.
A little over a week ago, Zar and I met an amazing girl. I can't say enough about her. She is absolutely incredible. So smart, and beautiful and wise beyond her years. She has an amazing future ahead of her, she is out to change the world. But right now, at 17, she finds herself in a difficult spot, and has offered to us, and her unborn daughter, the chance for family.
This opportunity came on suddenly, two days after I asked Zar "What if someone knocked on our door and offered us a baby? Would we do it?" He said yes.
I knew about this chance when I wrote my last post, my Baby in a Golden Basket post, and hoped then, as I do now, that I had found my golden basket baby. My knock on the door came.
As early as it is, it isn't. Baby is due in May. I'm already on the lookout for a cradle for baby as Ella isn't quite ready for a big girl bed, but she IS ready for a little sister.
So we are excited and scared and I'm not sleeping well, very much like a pregnancy, and yet so much more comfortable. We have a crazy few months ahead, lining up lawyers and social workers and doctors appointments and paperwork, but right now, we are moving forward with hope.
Oh and here is a random photo of us and Elder Robert D Hales and Charlotte's funeral. My goodness, Charlotte has given us so many adventures.