Why a girl?
We have had some people ask us, why a girl? We have raised/are raising the most amazing and probably funniest boys you will ever meet. Shouldn’t that be enough? Maybe it should, but it doesn’t change this empty place in my heart. Ever since I was a little girl, it was my dream to have a daughter of my own. I have come up with countless names, thought of what she might look like, dreamed of all the things we would do together. I have pictured taking her to dance classes, gymnastics, and getting mani/pedis. Eric wants a little daddy’s girl who will look to him to show her by example how a girl should be treated. He wants to take her to the daddy-daughter dance and walk her down the aisle when she gets married and enjoy every moment in between. Our boys want a little sister. I know they will be fierce protectors of her and will love her without end.
We hope that the right expectant mom will come along and choose us to be her daughter’s forever family. We hope that she will see that we will cherish her little girl, love her unconditionally, spoil her like crazy, and give her everything we have. We will raise her to be strong, loving, patient, caring, and independent just like we did her brothers.
We have had some pretty devastating disappointments along this journey. I guess most adoption journeys are like that. It is not for the weak, that is for certain, but we haven’t given up hope. Through the heartbreaks, we are keeping the faith. We know the right little girl is out there for us, so until we find her, we will keep praying.