My Life in a Nut Shell

3 surgeries for Endometriosis, countless medications, and lots of difficult years trying to conceive. We put the medical stuff on hold and decided to work on being parents instead. In July of 2000 we were blessed beyond all measure with a phone call announcing the birth of our daughter, Megan. Megan's birth mother had given birth the day before and was leaving the hospital. We had no warning that Megan was coming. At 4:29 in the afternoon we were a couple, at 4:30 we were parents. Deciding that we wanted a sibling for Megan, we looked into all our options. This time insurance covered IVF. One round and we were blessed with triplets, Abigail, Brigid, and Caroline. Did you know that there is a 70% chance of divorce in families of Higher Order Multiples? Almost two years after the triplets were born my ex-husband and I separated and eventually divorced. During that time both my Mother and Father passed away from cancer. In February of 2007 my sister came to live with us to help out. In December of 2008 she had to leave so now it is me on my own with the girls. In February 2010, Lisa passed away and finally found her own Peace.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Adoption Day


10 years ago today the judge said Megan was ours forever.  She was already ours in our hearts. 

No it wasn't this day:
This picture is me holding Megan for the first time.  That look on my face is me crying such tears of joy and relief.  Not bad gas.  Megan was 1 day old.  We didn't even know about her on the day she was born.  Imagine Megan was on this planet for a whole day before we knew she existed.

No, Adoption Day is the day that we went to court.  Megan was 14 months old.  I still remember that little bald baby running around the courtroom while my parents took videos and the bailiff played with Megan while the judge did her judging business.  There was such a sense of relief after that day.  I knew Megan couldn't be taken away after that.

I feel so Blessed that I am Megan's Mom.  Even when she is beating the crap out of her sisters and sassing me.  I wouldn't change a thing.  Not one thing.  I love that kid.

I often think of Megan's BirthMother and hopes that she knows how grateful we are to have her in our lives.  I don't really care the reason that she chose to place Megan.  It doesn't matter to me.  I just know that because of her choices I got to be a Mom.  For that I will always hold a special place in my heart for her. 


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