Sunday, April 11, 2010

GOTCHA DAY!

Bella Joan Parry
8-20-2009
6 lbs. 13 oz.


Tomorrow is a very special day for our family.  Miss Bella will officially be ours!  Bella joined our family in August of 09' and has been a complete delight!  Travis and I were so lucky to be in attendance at her birth and we were able to spend invaluable time with her very special tummy momma, Netta, before she was born.  This baby is loved beyond loved, cherished beyond cherished, she is a slice of heaven's pie and we will never be grateful enough.  Honestly, we all spend most nights sitting around watching Bella play, giggle, crawl, breathe, eat and even fuss, she is our family's pride and joy.  Her affection is something we treasure and she gives it equally to all eight of us.  She brings us all true happiness, she is love...perfect pure love.

Adoption isn't something new to our family at all, three of our seven have come to us thru this beautiful option.  I will be honest in admitting that I wondered how this would all work out, with the shop, all the kids in school, I mean starting over, isn't that a little crazy?  There are six years between Bella and Jack, so we really were free and clear of babies and all their requirements and furniture.   You know what?  I HIGHLY recommend a "caboose baby", they are so special and enjoyed.  Sadly, I am aware of how quickly they grow and how much you can miss if you don't pay attention.  I have never wished my children grown, but before you know it they get closer and you're left to wonder where the time went.  It's easy for me to get caught up in the mundane and put things off for tomorrow,  for me tomorrow always brings new challenges and usually what I put off for tomorrow gets forgotten.  Live in the moment is probably something I should take a little more seriously.

So tomorrow is the day for finalization, that means we are officially her family.  She gets a new birth certificate, she will legally become a Parry.  Sometimes I look at her sweet little face and wonder why on earth she chose us, we are so far from perfect, she deserves so much more.  I hope whatever it was she saw in our family that we can live up to her expectations.  We try our best, but often come up short.  This little princess has captured our hearts and she will be forever wrapped around the little fingers of five older brothers and her bond with her only sister is something to behold, it is so special and unique.  

Bella, thank you for brightening our days and giving us hope in God and His plan for all His children.  May your days be bright and your nights be quiet, may you always know how deeply loved and cherished your are.  You are special little one, and we know you're destined for great things.  May you have patience with your parents while they learn what this life is really all about.  

Everyday is a gift, we hold one of God's sweetest angels and for that we are truly blessed!  
Bella Joan Parry is a testimony of God's love and His desire to give us what we need to be happy...a family.

10 comments:

Kara@ Creations by Kara said...

Thanks so much for this touching post about your beautiful Bella. We are in the process of waiting to adopt, and our youngest turns 6 this month. I've worried about the age gap, so it was great to read your positive comments. Congrats on the big day tomorrow! So happy for you and your family!!!!

Dkole said...

I love you! You are the sweetest. Congratulations to all of you! What a wonderful special day. Taco Bella is so lucky to have you as her momma. Congrats!!!

O'Quilts said...

Shasta..you know that adoption is dear to my heart since my two are adopted. It was well worth everything...it was and is the joy of our hearts. I am thrilled for all of you! Diane

Moose on the Porch Quilts said...

Congratulations Shasta! That picture of Bella is just gorgeous.

Allie said...

Beautiful post--Congratulations on the big day! Bella is a beauty.

Peery Family said...
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Peery Family said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful little girl. Thank you for your sweet entry. She's lucky to have such a neat mom.

cathi6 said...

You are such an inspiration to me, and example, what a sweet family, what a sweet baby, what a wonderful place she has to call home. Congratulations!!!!!!

girlsmama said...

Thank you for sharing this post with us! And congratulations on such a momentous day. Someday I'll have to stop by the shop and talk to you about adoption...

quilts said...

You took the words out of my mouth. Our granddaughter is adopted and the gift we received when she came into our lives is just breathtaking. We are all truly blessed. they truly are yours before they ever came here. Congradulations Claudia