On Mother’s Day I had the pleasure of finally meeting Kris, one of my oldest and dearest online friends. She said some pretty nice things about me on her blog, but if you know Kris, you know she can make anything beautiful (she’s incredible with her camera) and anyONE sound good (she’s even more amazing with words!!)
We ‘met’ in January 2005 when we were both on the same DTC group. We immediately became friends and have stayed that way through many changes. I have brought home Isabelle, Sophie and now am awaiting the arrival of our boy, Jude. She, on the other hand, went through a most difficult period of losing her marriage and then her mother. In the process of losing her marriage she also lost her referral only a few months shy of being matched. I vividly recall the sadness and shock as she candidly shared with us the emotions of her heartbreak. We all grieved with her, this sort of thing just isn’t supposed to happen to wonderful people like Kris. She amazed us all by staying on the group and supporting each new arrival with joy and cheers of encouragement. It must have been terribly difficult to endure. When, after many months of consideration, she decided to move forward with another adoption as a single mom, I could not have been more excited for her. She is so brave and incredibly inspiring to me. She has been able to shake off the bumps and bruises of her past and has stepped back into the fray to tackle whatever life has in store for her. And, God willing, this is a journey that is going to have a beautiful ending… she’s going to be a mom. She mentioned to me that she just “isn’t naturally good with kids” but let me tell you, she couldn’t be more wrong. She is a natural. She already has the heart of a mother, and if you read her blog, you are aware of this too. She has a depth of love for those who are important to her like no one else I know. She is compassionate and empathetic to anyone who is struggling or just needs a word of encouragement. She is fiercely loyal and devoted to her family and is going to be one protective mama bear when Miss Macey arrives 🙂 I can’t wait to follow your journey into motherhood, Kris. May God bless you with all the love and joy that you have given to others so freely.
it’s wonderful that you were able to form such a wonderful relationship and finally meet Kris in person! Isabelle looks so comfortable & happy with her. I’m sure she’s going to be a wonderful mother.
I was wondering how you got the background images on your blog. I’m new to this whole blog thing and cannot figure out how (and I love the way both your blogs look so I’d love to get a background going on mine too!)
Thanks so much for any tips you may have.
Many Blessings to you & your family,
Thanks for the comment! Yes, Kris IS going to be a great mom!!
As for the background, my daughter set it up for me. She uploaded the background picture she chose at tinypic.com and added it to the template. Not totally sure how, but if you’d like, I can have her explain it further 😉
I’m coming over right now to give you the biggest hug and let you capture all my tears that are falling right now. I don’t feel deserving, but my GOD how blessed I feel to have your friendship. I can’t wait to get to know your family better, to spend more quality time. It was a PERFECT day for me, because of you guys. I am in awe, truly, I am. I hope to emulate what I see in you into my own particular style of parenting.
And I can’t wait to see Jude become a part of the mix!(Can you BELIEVE it’s been THREE adoptions we’ve all watched you journey to??). I’m telling you, seeing Isabelle at last, and Sophie (people, her kids are gorgeous- the pics are great but don’t compare to the real thing), and meeting ALL of your incredible children (oh my gosh, Zach refilling my diet pepsi! how did he know?? Tori, beautiful “mini” mom- Dalton and Asher with those EYES)- I just can’t say enough great things… words are inadequate.
I love you guys.
PS. Did you get my email? I always worry you don’t… let me know.
Thanks so much! If Tori (safe assumption it wasnt Isabelle or Sophie) wouldn’t mind that would be great! I just started a blog last month and would love to put some sort of background photo.
I know tinypic.com but no idea how to get it on blogger.
Thanks so much and if Tori doesn’t mind tell her I say thanks too.
Yes, Minister... says
What a beautiful post! I could not agree more ~ Kris will be an incredible mommy!
Kris is indeed a lovely women who will be a GREAT mom!