Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans…

Every day, in every way it’s getting better and better, Lo! I love the song Beautiful Boy by John Lennon, and I’ve been listening to it on repeat lately. Whether you’re a boy or a girl, it doesn’t matter- you are already beautiful in our eyes.

Music helps your Dad and I a lot through this journey. We’ve been listening to a lot of the Beatles (In My Life has been another favorite) and I’ve also been obsessed with  the Michael Buble song Just Haven’t Met You Yet. I know it’s a song about romantic love, but the lyrics are so perfect right now. It’s full of hope and faith: the love is there, we’re just waiting for the right moment.

And when it happens, it’s going to be amazing and life changing in a way I don’t think we can even understand until it happens.

Do you know that moment, Little One? That moment where you can feel something big coming on and your heart beats heavy and leaps into your throat? That moment when you know you’re standing on the edge of greatness? I’ve had this moment only a few times in my life, but lately I have this overwhelming feeling that something big is about to happen. I had this moment when I graduated from high school, and again from college. I’ve gotten this feeling after a great interview when I’ve gotten a really good job. I got this feeling when we bought our first home. I had this feeling when I married your Dad.

It’s this indescribable feeling, and I’m not doing it justice with words.

But this time the feeling is different. All of those other life events were things I controlled, completely. This is one situation where I cannot control every aspect, and I can’t see the future. But I still have this feeling, and it catches me off guard some days. It’s like a good surprise you didn’t see coming at all.

We’re almost done the homestudy. Just one more visit, and we’ll be finished. Maybe that is sparking this feeling of a hopeful completion, but something in my heart tells me it’s more than that. We don’t have any solid leads or prospects right now, but something tells me it’s going to happen. I wish I could put it into words, Lo. I wish I could articulate it to you. But it’s this weird faith that I have and can physically feel in my chest and in my bones.

It feels like we’re in the build up part of a story. Like when you’re watching a romantic movie, and the music swells as the two protagonists kiss for the first time and it’s magical. It’s that moment you’ve waited for, and before it happens your entire body floats with anxiety and hope, and you feel weightless. It’s that moment on the rollercoaster when you’re at the top of the hill looking all around, and you get the feeling in your stomach that it’s about to drop, even though it hasn’t yet. It’s standing backstage before a big show, looking at the lights and the crowd before you take a deep breath and jump out (unless you have terrible stage fright like your Dad, because while standing in the wings is exciting for me, it’s dreadful for him.)

It’s that moment right before the greatness.

Look, Little One- when you come onto the scene, life for us is going to change immeasurably in a great and powerful way. Life is never going to be the same. We’re going to fall in love with you in a way neither of us has ever loved before, and we cannot wait. You are the greatness, and we’re stuck in that moment right before the big kiss, the opening night, the adoption day.

But we know it’s coming because we’ve got that whole faith thing down. And for now, before we get to the greatness we’re enjoying the anticipation. It’s going to be so life changing, so beautiful and amazing when it happens. It’s going to be surreal and other wordly.

It’s going to be us, as parents, and you, as our child.

Really, Lo, you’re going to blow us away, just like all the dandelions we’ve been wishing on lately. Until then, we’re holding on to the edge of greatness, and loving every moment of this feeling.

With a floating heart full of anticipation,




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