Sunday, December 5, 2010

Giving Thanks

We have so much to be thankful for this year! Brad finished grad school and started working. We have sold our home and will start building a new one soon. Sierra and Laurel are healthy and happy and thriving. And Cadence... where do we begin to give thanks here? We are thankful that her surgery went well and that she has bonded so amazingly with all of us. We are grateful that we made it to China and back with her in our arms. I won't bore you with the details, but around the time of Cadence's referral there were a lot of "near misses". By this I mean all of those little details that happen - or don't happen. Those tiny events in life that put you in the right place at the right time. The way situations unfold that you have no control over or even want to have control over, but if they didn't happen exactly as they did, your life could be completely different. There were a lot of "near misses" and if a few circumstances had been just a tiny bit different, we might not be giving Cadence her first bite of turkey this Thanksgiving! We might not watch her balance her bowl on her head then laugh and clap in delight! We might not be watching her blow kisses for the first time! So for those "near misses" that ironed out just right - we are forever thankful!

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