May 29, 2009

The First Time I Ever Saw Her Face

Today is our 3rd gotcha day! Wow, has it really been that long, but then again it seems like yesterday when they stepped off that plane and I looked into those big brown eyes and knew I would never be the same. Doug called me at 3:00am to tell me the wonderful news and I remember just laying in bed thinking we really have her, she is finally ours forever. I ask what she was doing and he said she was just setting there looking at him. He said she was so beautiful he couldn't hardly look at her. How could that be, of course I had only seem her in pictures. He was right on, she was so perfect in every way it seemed like a dream. The first thing I did when I saw her was take off her socks. At first I thought how silly that was but in hind sight, that's what all new moms do is check out all the fingers and toes. I had never seen her feet or ears in the pictures Doug and his sister where posting. His sister took her out of her baby pouch from Doug and handed her to me. I remember having that same feeling when they handed me Dalton. Its the best feeling, one I'll never forget.
I know I will never be a perfect mom.
Some times my house is a mess, but I always have time to swing my kids or watch cartoons with them or just hang out.
I may not always do devotion with them, but they know our Lord and Savior and know he is the reason for our existence.
I cant sew a lick, but I sure know how to find a good seamstress if I need one.
I'm not a gourmet cook, but can find the best drive-thru in town.
I know I still fall short, but I am the mother with the qualities God needs me to have to be my kids moms, and for that I am forever grateful.


Missy said...

You are such a precious soul! I love this made me cry. You love your angels so unconditionally and that makes you one of a kind. Happy Forever Family Day!!!

Courtney said...

Happy Gotcha Day!

Felicia said...

Happy Gotcha Day!! I think you're a perfect mom :)

Jboo said...

What a sweet post! You sound like a perfect Mom to me too! Happy Anniversary!


The Byrd's Nest said...

You are a beautiful Mom...Happy Family Day!

Cynthia said...

Great post Marla !! The words are so good !!! Thanks for a great party tonight.

Carolin said...

Ah Marla, you're a wonderful mother.

Congratulations on celebrating your 3rd gotcha day, what a wonderful day.

We had the BEST time at her party last night, thank you so much for including us!

Kam said...

Beautifully said, Marla! Happy 3rd Gotcha day!

Rachie (Walker's Mom) said...

I love this post, Marla. I am so glad you commented so I could find your blog. I hope you don't mind that I linked to it to mine. We had a tough time getting pregnant, so there were many times when I considered adoption. And I still do. I think the part about you checking her toes is just precious. She is a doll.