Sorry it has been so long since I last posted.
Christmas was a difficult time for us this year. Not only was it Christmas but it also was Teresa's 7th. Birthday.
We decided to do things a little bit differently. Thank you to our friends and family who didn't judge us and ask why?
We could not wait for 2013 to be over since it seemed like such a bad year. But after thinking about exactly what a "Bad" year entailed , I realized that 2013 could not have been bad. It was probably one of our best years ever.
It was the very last year we would ever have Teresa here with us, so it could not be bad. It was filled with so many happy memories and the sounds of Teresa's magical laughter. But it also held a very sad , life changing time in our lives. We became very different in 2013 because of it. And I have to say for the better. The journey that Teresa started us on 4 years ago was never an easy one, and we knew that going into her adoption. But what we never expected along the journey was exactly how life changing it would be.
I don't think I could even put into words exactly how our lives have changed. It is something that we all just feel, know and believe every day. Teresa changed us. She came to change each one of us in the way that only God knew we needed.
She lived for 6 years with half a heart and when she died she took half of our hearts with her.
Many things have been happening ... Emilia is doing so much better with her legs healing. She will have the external fixators removed in 2 months and she will be three inches taller. The infections are all gone!!!
Lucy will be performing in the schools spring play... Willy Wonka. She tried out for Veruca but was cast as Umpa Lumpa #3. She is so happy to be a part of the play she really did not mind being an Umpa Lumpa. And she makes an incredibly cute Umpa Lumpa!
Ed and I feel so blessed to be enjoying the pure love of our first grandchild. He brings us all so much happiness.
Gemma is so excited for a very special event.... she is going on her Make A Wish trip. She has waited for almost 2 years and she is beyond excited. She wished to learn to surf with Bethany Hamilton from Soul Surfer. After watching the movie she felt a connection to her. She said Bethany kept going after losing her arm and didn't give up. She said she was just like her because she doesn't give up either. Bethany is such an amazing role model for girls. It's your choice how you react when life throws you a curve ball. You can stay down and crumble or you can get back up and follow your dreams.