Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Your crib

Dear Sam,

You now have a bed. Your dad did a great job of putting it together (after I found the hardware in a box in the closet and the instructions online) on Sunday night when we got home from Wisconsin. We have been waiting so long to put this crib together, and it had become a symbol of the fact that you're not here yet. It leaned against our main hallway for months before we moved it into the study (which will now become your nursery), where it has leaned against our bookshelves for another year or so. (Those books are staying there.)

Let me tell you about this crib. It belonged to our friends Jenny and Jon, who used it for their two kids, Grace and Nathan. They generously gave it to us when they heard we were adopting (along with lots of other stuff, clothes, etc.) Then they moved to California, and later learned they were pregnant again! Although I offered to try to get the crib back to them in California, apparently they has another person's they can borrow. Little Isabelle is due any day now. I hope you two get to play together a lot. Of course, that's hoping that they move back here someday.

Anyway, like I said, this crib had become this huge symbol of pain for us, so it was really meaningful to finally put it together. We promptly taped up the photo of you sleeping in your crib in Vietnam. We can't wait till you're here to sleep in it for real.

Love, Mom and Dad


Heather said...

Our crib is unassembled in the garage...where it has sat for the last few years. Congrats on finally having such a beautiful reason to assemble it!

Anonymous said...

CONGRATS! i've been checking your blog for the past year or so kinda waiting w you for referrals :) it's so exciting that you finally have Sam's referral! Congrats congrats!


B said...

Wow! I had not checked in for quite a while and thought I'd pop by to see if there was news and BAM!

Congratulations on the referral of your sweet baby boy. May the !600 process be smooth and quick.

LaLa said...

The crib looks great!! Of course it will look a lot better when he is sleeping peacefully in it : )

that is a lot of books LOL

vi0linista said...

Dear Heidi and Ed:

I have been checking your blog since you once sent us a Christmas card with the web address on it. I cried and prayed for you guys so many times, but I'm sure my emotions were never so intense as your emotions. Flo told us you guys had possibly been matched, but I continued praying for I knew you guys could face another disappointment. We just got the invitation to celebrate in your and Sam's honor, and I am overwhelmed with emotions of joy for the 3 of you. God has really been at your side all this time!!! Please, let us know if we can help in anyway, we had a 7-month old not too long ago :)
All the love for the 3 of you

Maria and William Hussey

Jen said...

So exciting, you must be so anxious to hold that sweet little boy and bring him home!!!! Congrats!!!

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