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  1. Oh my. Thinking of Bridgette, Lucas and their entire family in prayer right now. We are so sorry for your loss.
  2. Congratulations, we are so happy for you!
  3. Congratulations! I am so HAPPY for all of you! What a wonderful day this is!
  4. Congratulations to the newest family!
  5. I know, I know! We are about the same age as Layna's grandparents and "A" views this as much more stability than people her age have (in general) so I guess you can view it many different ways. I WILL say that chasing a toddler has helped (OK, CAUSED) me to lose right at 40 lbs since her birth so THAT'S a good thing! I do wish that placing expectant parents would be able to look at many different sides. If Bart and I had been in this position to adopt 10 yrs ago I know we would have been fine at it but we were also very involved in growing our careers and we would not have had the luxury of staying home with her. We were also both pretty stressed about careers and so many other things that you think you have to worry about at that age (early 30's). Now we know we can relax and SHE is our priority. PERIOD. We don't have to have all the stuff. We don't stress about the small things. We live each day for our family. I'm on a rant now but it works for our family. Maybe Bart and I were just late bloomers? But I'm hoping she will keep us young! Keep charming 'em!
  6. I guess this means that I will officially be old on August 30th. Or flipping that around - I always swore to myself that I would never be an "old" mother sounds like I met my goal (barely). ha ha ha Oh Suzy I know what you mean. I said the same thing because my parents were on the older side when my sister and I came along. Never say never. Jan You hit it on the head!! I had older parents too. I have to keep reminding myself that it's a whole 'nother thing to have your 5th, 6th and 7th at 38, 39 and 41 vs. having a 1st at any of those ages or at 31. My parents were very tired. I HAD to jump in here! I was 6 wks shy of 42 and Bart was right at 44 when Layna was born and it's the BEST being this age with a toddler! I KNOW we have so much more patience, time, resources, and so much more of everything at this age than we would have had even ten yrs ago. AGE is an ATTITUDE and we are looking forward to doing this again......at 44 and 46 now! OLD parent unite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. Congratulations! Blessings to Sloan and her entire family!
  8. Congratulations and many blessings to all! Your photo is priceless!!!!!!! Congratulations and many blessings to all! Your photo is priceless!!!!!!!
  9. Congratulations Scott, Sandi, Skye and "A"! We are sooo happy for all of you!
  10. Awesome news Bernados family!!!!!!!! Open adoption is such a blessing......for everyone!
  11. "My father's death is something I have feared all my life, having been blessed with a daddy who was always not just my parent but my best friend as well. The loss of him is so devastating on many different levels. I know he is "in a better place." But my life was surely a better place with him here." I understand so completely. I pray you find peace in having YOUR boys here with you and living life to the fullest with them as your parents did with you. God bless your family.
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