The last day or two I’ve seen so many great stories and photos of parents first meeting their children.
This photo is of my beautiful son and I, minutes after he was born. He was so content and I was overjoyed to have him in my arms.
Exactly two weeks prior to this photo, we were informed that his birth mom had chosen us, and we met her for the first time. While this picture was being taken she was sitting a few feet away in her hospital bed. Watching as a stranger rocked her newborn son and telling nurses to ask “his parents” if they had questions.
I’ve tried so many times to write about first meeting Jack, but I struggle to find words big enough, raw enough, heartfelt enough to do it justice.
No matter how much time passes, when I think of that day my heart swells and I am overwhelmed by feelings of love.
Yesterday, I registered that tiny baby for kindergarten. As I passed off the paperwork I was once again grateful to the wonderful woman that made me his mommy.