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Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Today, Kevin and I have been married 8 years.
We were married in Charleston, SC on the first day of spring.

We were supposed to be bringing a baby into our family today.
Unfortunately, that was not to be. 

The hardest part of today was having to explain in to Monkey.
More than once.
When explaining adoption, we told him that our new baby would have two kinds of mommies:
a Tummy Mommy
an Every Day Mommy.
 Our course of action was to explain that her Tummy Mommy, R,
(he met her)
loved baby too much to give her to us.
And that God would find us another baby.
He was upset, angry.
Said it wasn't fair.

However he was easily distracted.

We took him to Sea World San Antonio today!
With their Here's to the Hero's program by Anhauser-Busch,
we got free admission.

He loved seeing Shamu.
We fed dolphins.
Saw many, many animals:
flamingos, sharks, coral reef & tropical fish, stingrays.

We also got him to go one a mini kid sized roller coaster - he loved it.
Got him on a river ride, loved that too.
So we took him on the HUGE water ride.
He loved that one so much that we had to ride it three times.

He looks so terrified during,
cackles like a banshee after,
and then wants to do it again.

Totally got that from me.
I love roller coasters.

We came back to the hotel, showered and changed.
Went to The Cheesecake Factory for our anniversary.
I had mango key lime cheesecake with a coconut/vanilla macaroon crust.
Twas awesome.

Getting out of the car back here though, Monkey asked if I still had my bracelet.
"What bracelet?"
"The one that lets everybody know we can go see baby sister."
I tried to re-explain that R loves her so much,
she can't give us the baby.

And that hopefully God will help us find another baby.


  1. That is the hardest part of a failed adoption. My cousin was 7 years old when we endured our first failed adoption and she was devasated...she was so sad that her baby cousin wasn't coming. She cried a few times and said, "but I prayed for you." 10 months later, our daughter joined our family and 7 months later, our son joined our family.

  2. And, Happy Anniversary!! You made it past the 7 year itch! :)