It’s hard to believe that it has been one year since you called and told us that there was a baby waiting for us. It’s hard to believe that one year ago all of our dreams came true.
On May 10, 2018, I had a rough morning. After our failed match the previous January, I was feeling very down in the dumps that Mother’s Day was approaching and I was not a mom yet. After my husband left for work that morning I went into the room that we had started setting up as a nursery back in January. I sat down in the rocking chair and I got a onesie out of the dresser drawer and I placed it on my chest and I started to rock. All I could think of was I should have a baby in my arms right now; I should be a mom this Mother’s Day.
I left for work and little did I know that you would call me in a few short hours and tell me I was going to be a mom and my husband was going to be a dad.
From that moment on our lives have been filled with more joy and happiness than I could ever explain. After waiting four years to get the call that we were going to be parents and wondering and questioning why it was taking so long and maybe there was something wrong with us, when I saw that little boy, I understood. Isaiah just wasn’t here yet.
Now that we have had Isaiah for a whole year, I realize that he has always been with us, even before he was born. He is the most amazing human being that I’ve ever met in my entire life and Casey and I often wonder what we did to deserve him. He’s happy, and fun, and beautiful, and ours. It’s hard to wrap our heads around it sometimes.
We text and FaceTime with Isaiah’s birth mom and we are so thankful for her. When we left to come home after getting Isaiah, I was not prepared for having emotions I will be leaving her. The same thing that was bringing me and my husband so much joy was breaking her heart. I cried uncontrollably saying goodbye. She comforted me. I know how much she loves Isaiah and I tell him about her all the time. She is part of our family now and we love her very much.
Isaiah‘s birth mom told us that his birthday coincides with Mother’s Day. In the Mexican culture, Mother’s Day is always celebrated on May 10. He is without a doubt the best Mother’s Day gift anyone could’ve ever gotten.
He is so joyful and funny. He is always on the go. He’s been walking since he was 10 months old. And now that walking is turning into running. He loves all food. He gets upset if he eats all of his food and there is no more. He loves company and he is so joyful and funny. He is always on the go. He loves colors and soft blankets. He absolutely loves our dog and two cats but they are still a little unsure of him as he’s a loud little thing. 🙂 He absolutely loves his dad. Watching him with Casey has made me even more in love with my husband then I ever thought possible. Truly bursting at the seams with joy.
I hope this email finds you and the rest of the staff at Lifetime well! I’m sorry I don’t touch base more frequently but this little guy keeps us so busy. I also wanted to tell you that the main reason that we selected Lifetime in the beginning was because there was a Mother’s Day special going on where a portion of our fee went towards the birth mother scholarship fund. Something about that felt so great to us and it just is amazing to me that four years later, Isaiah was born on his heritage’s Mother’s Day, three days before the Mother’s Day we celebrate, and this little boy made me a mom.
His adoption was without a doubt part of God’s plan and we are so grateful.
All our love,
Casey, Johanna and Isaiah