Sunday, March 20, 2011


I can still smell her on my hands.  I hope I never forget how wonderful it was to have her crawl up into my lap, as if I had been a friend all along.

I feel like someone who has just fallen in love.  That excited feeling as you try to remember every detail about what just happened.  What she was wearing, the sound of her voice, how she smelled, the way she moved her hands, the smile in her eyes.
She is absolutely perfect.

Her bald head, her pudgy tummy, her drooly smile.  It is all perfect.

The visit was everything I hoped and prayed for.  We were all completely comfortable.  It was just like the old days.  The times we shared before Brit was born.  When it used to be just the four of us talking and catching up.

It could not have gone any better.

Brit was happy and comfortable.  Her parents were the same.  It was a natural as having a sister over for lunch.

And there was big news.  As Brit's mom walked in the door it was no longer a secret.  She is pregnant.  And you guessed it - with twins!

They are due in August.  A boy and a girl.  Brit's parents couldn't be more excited.  We are so happy for them!

Brit warmed up to me very quickly.  I am sure it helped that I was the one showing her all her new toys.  Yes, C and I went overboard with the gifts, but they were all just right for her.  Except maybe the shoes.  She doesn't like shoes.  It's too hard for her to walk with shoes on.  And since she is a proficient walker, shoes just get in the way.

Brit loves having her picture taken.  She immediately wants you to show it to her after you take it.  I would snap a photo and she would run over and plop down in my lap so I could show her what it looked like.  What a cheese! 

We got to hear her parents make ridiculous sounds and make goofy faces trying to make Brit laugh.  It was classic parent behavior. 

They wanted her to show off for us.  They wanted us to hear her laugh.  To see her huge smile (and teeth!).  They wanted her to do all of the things that they find adorable about her.  The things that only parents can appreciate.

I was so glad that they wanted to share that with us.

She is so very loved.

It is obvious that her parents are smitten.  Crazy head over heels in love with her.  To be honest, I am too.

Brit has a perfect life.

And that is exactly what I wanted for her all along.

Gives new meaning to camera phone.


Global Librarian said...

Ah, that's why she was so nervous. She's pregnant. In an open adoption situation, that can be a minefield and she was probably terrified as your reaction.

So glad it went so well and that it felt natural!

birthmothertalks said...

I am very happy for you and loved the pictures. I agree about the pregnancy news making her scared about how you would react to that. So, Brit will have a little brother and a little sister soon. I hope for many more visits with the whole family soon.

Anonymous said...

What an awesome update :)

Brit is absolutely adorable!!

I am so glad you had such a good time and it went well!

John & Michelle said...

Praise God for answering all our prayers for you all! Hope if our daughter wants to meet her birthfamily someday, it will goes smoothly also! Love and Best Wishes from Cookeville, TN, Michelle
aka...Piper's mom

LeMira said...

I'm so glad to hear that it went well! I've been thinking of you, and I'm so happy for you. Oh, and she is a doll! What a cute girl!

Rebekah said...

Beautiful! I am so happy for you that you had this time and that the visit was so pleasant! Brit is going to have such close-in-age playmates - that's wonderful!