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.