Four months ago today, we got the call that our changed our family of four forever. There was a little girl halfway across the world who was the missing piece to our family puzzle. That weekend, as you might remember, we talked and consulted and did a lot of soul searching to be sure this was 100% the right thing for us. Although we knew in our hearts she was our daughter, we wanted to go in with our eyes wide open.
That weekend was filled with signs that the tiny 7 1/2 month old baby was, in fact, our Lucy. But for some reason, one sign that stuck out was the big, bold rainbow that shot across the sky while we talked it over. I'll never forget turning to Jeff and saying "That's our little girl, we just have to say yes." Fortunately, he was thinking the very same thing.
Soon after that, we were told that the Rainbow Connection is a song that's played frequently in the nursery where Lucy lies her little head. We sing it here with the boys and talk about what life will be like when we finally bring her home.
Today, on the four-month mark of that life altering day, this is what the view was from our kitchen window.
Hold tight, little girl. We'll be there soon.