One year ago, I had some family out to visit for a football game.
One year ago today, my mom and I went shopping.
One year ago today, while in TJMaxx, Dan and I got a call from Brent, our caseworker with LDSFS.
One year ago today, I had tears streaming down my face in the middle of the store as Brent told us that there was a couple that was considering us to adopt their baby.
One year ago today, Dan and I learned about Johnny and Kaitlyn.
One year ago today, our lives changed forever.
I saw the number on my cell phone and knew it was Brent.
I was in the middle of showing my mom a coat I wanted.
Brent said Dan was on the line too and I knew instantly that it was good news.
I remember everything so precisely.
I remember Brent's voice so clearly.
He told us about Johnny and Kaitlyn - about how there was a baby on the way, due December 24, 2009.
I remember wishing December was the next day.
I remember going into the changing room with my mom and crying as I told her.
I remember her saying "this is it."
My mom grabbed a pack of onesies to celebrate - yellow and green because we didn't know if it was a boy or girl.
I remember rushing out of TJMaxx so Dan and I could email Johnny and Kaitlyn.
And so started the whirlwind.
A whirlwind I relive in my mind all. the. time.
A whirlwind that I LOVED every second of.
This year has FLOWN by.
I love adoption.
I love Johnny and Kaitlyn.
I love that I can't even think about all of this without crying happy tears.
I can't believe Dan and I are so lucky to have Drew.
He is spunky,
he is happy,
he is smart,
he is our forever family.