Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A Birthday

This post will be picture-less, so I don't expect you to get through it. :D

Samantha turned 6 in October. It is hard for me to believe that my beautiful baby girl is now a six year old kindergartner. How did that happen?!

The week before her birthday Mike came from California to see her. I do not forget that I am blessed to have a good man to call Samantha's birth father. We don't talk often, but when we do there is no animosity or awkwardness. It's just good to see him.

We ate and talked and played the Wii that Mike bought the family last year. Ava is getting old enough to play and so Samantha has finally developed some interest in her. She loves how Ava says her name (vava) and starts up with that contagious giggle every time she can get her to say it. I love that laugh, I hope she keeps it forever.

The next week, for her birthday, my parents were able to go with my husband and I to have dinner with them.

I'm grateful for Samantha's familiy who welcome us into their home, for a husband who loves them as much as I do, for parents who support and love me and for a birthfather who cares enough to come from California to see her.


  1. I love that you have such a healthy and loving adoption story!


  2. That's awesome that Mike comes and sees her. I can't believe how long it's been, and how big Sam is!


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