Thursday, April 16, 2009

The World's a Better Place...

I'm surrounded by some amazing friends that I've met within the adoption community that I never would have had the opportunity to meet otherwise. Two perfect examples...

Felicia--Uber talented, artistic, beautiful and classy...adjectives that come to mind when I think of this lovely lady. A local instant friend that I met a few years ago at an adoption seminar that I was presenting information about and I actually got to share in their joy of deciding to adopt that day! Since then, we've been on plenty of walks and lunches and talked endlessly about decorating, photography, or "what we want to be when we grow up" over the past few years. I just love this sassy chic.

A few weeks ago, she grabbed my bedding from both the girl's rooms and said she had an idea of what she wanted to do. That sure did sound like fun to me! So look what Leah, Kate and I were surprised with!

She loves her print that matches her new bedding!

Poor thing, whether she wanted it or not, by posting these prints, I might have created her a little side business! Thank you so so much, Felicia!!

Sara--I "met" this wonderful, funny chic with the best smile I've ever seen, about 2 years ago. I had this blog that I feel like only 5 people looked at outside of my family! She was one of them and would leave just the sweetest comments. A virtual friendship was created and we have sent countless emails and packages back and forth, celebrated both referrals of her beautiful Mya and our Kate. We just "get" each other. Distance has prevented us from actually meeting in real life so far, but I feel so blessed to have her in my life. When I looked in the mailbox and pulled out a package from Sara and Miss Mya...well, I was so touched by her thoughtfulness and joy for our family.

Oh, thank you Sara...for your kindness, for sharing our happiness, and for your faithful friendship through blogland. I truly do hope we get to meet and hang out together in real life...your a gem!

When you first decide to adopt, you tend to only think about the child finally having a forever family and a family finally having that much wanted child. You don't really realize until you are in it, that the journey will lead you down a road where you will be touched by genuine, compassionate people that you become a much better person for having them in your life.

Last night, I got to spend a little time with just the sweetest family I've met years ago who are local, and celebrating their 2nd referral (Yea!) and are traveling to China within weeks of us...and this afternoon, my good friend Carolin and her girls stopped over for a playdate. Oh, I just love it! I could fill up my calendar easily every week with get-together's with all these incredible people we have met because of our unique connection.

Adopting sure does have it's perks, doesn't it?


  1. I'm with you girl, I wouldnt trade my friends I've made through adoption for anything. I cant wait for you all to travel and get that little cutie!

  2. Melissa, you're seriously the sweetest person I know. Thanks for the kind words. Sara sent you the cutest things. I just love them.

  3. Oh Melissa you are so sweet adn kind!! There are so many people that look at your blog!! You are so correct all the the adoption people are just wonderful and that is part of what makes this journey so wonderful!!!

  4. Is Felicia selling her creations!?!??! She SHOULD be! Amazing! I just can't wait to see Kate HOME! it seems like "we" have been waiting forever! I have been so blessed by you & your family & this whole adoption journey!

  5. I second everything! Felicia and Sara are the best!!

    Photo's are uber cute!