Sunday, April 14, 2013

some things are worth the wait

Lily Annette
Born March 29, 2013
10:12pm
7lbs 12oz
19.5 in

Lovingly and courageously placed in our arms 
by her beautiful birth parents
March 31, 2013

Our hearts are full
 


 











24 comments:

Emily said...

Amy!!!! This is so exciting! I am so, so happy for you and your family. What a beautiful girl! Congratulations.

The Wilker Family said...

Congrats, so so exciting! We had heard rumors of a little one but so happy to hear it officially and see the sweet pictures. We'd love to hear the whole story if you care to share sometime you're not busy with 3 kids!! Enjoy your little blessing!

Justin and JoLyn said...

I've heard so much about her that I feel like I know her. I'm so very happy for you, Amy and Shane! I hope to meet her soon! She is beautiful. Sending lots of love from Aunt Jodi!

The McGary's said...

Oh my word Amy, I got chills when I saw this post! I am beyond excited for you guys. She is beautiful and one lucky little girl to get to call you MOM!

Carrie said...

She's perfect. Congratulations. I love her name so much. Jason has always wanted a Lily but it doesn't work so well with our last name.

I have to admit that I cried a little seeing your beautiful baby girl in her mother's arms. You are a wonderful mom.

I'm excited to see pictures of her with her brothers.

John and Anna said...

Oh My Goodness! She is BEAUTIFUL! Congrats! Congrats! Oh I'm so excited for you! Can't wait to hear more and more about her! :) Tears in my eyes right now!

MariePhotographie said...

Oh my goodness, Amy!!! Congratulations! I am so happy for you guys. She is an absolute beauty! Ah!!! Just so excited and happy for your sweet family!

Stephanie said...

Each time I think about Lily, I'm amazed at the absolute miracle that she is. You said it best, it took so much love and courage to bring this little girl to your family. It just makes me smile!! Now I need to come kiss those cheeks of hers!

Huszar Family - Idaho said...

She's so beautiful Amy, I need to hold her again :-) So much love and courage....such a miracle!!!

Huszar Family - Idaho said...

sorry, one more thing......I still get chills when I think about her name :-) It warms my heart!

julie said...

I got tears too! I've been waiting for this post for ages! She is perfect and I bet none of you can get enough of her. And now the Chandlers have a granddaughter!!! And Lindsay is making her a little friend! Hooray!

*LaUrA* said...

Oh Amy!! There are not words for how amazing this is. Lily is one lucky little girl to have such an amazing family...especially to have you as a mom! Bless her birth parents for making the hardest decision of their lives...I hope they have comfort in knowing they absolutely could not have picked a better family for Lily. I am excited to watch her grow with her big brothers...even if it is only through pictures!!

SO, so thrilled for you!!!!!

Kristen. Jason. Sofie said...

she's beautiful! and so chubby! love it! congratulations!! i am soo happy for you guys! adoption truly is a miracle! what a lucky little girl!

amanda said...

I am so happy for you! What a beautiful experience and a perfect baby girl! You will adore having a girl! I will have to meet her. Congratulations!

Dixie said...

She is a perfect addition to the family! Congratulations! You've got that motherly glow shooting out everywhere! Such a beautiful thing!

Jennifer said...

I am so happy for both you and Lily. She has come to a wonderful home. Congratulations!

Tonya said...

I am so so happy to see this! She could not have found better family to be with forever! I am so dying to hear more about the story! She is so beautiful and I love the name so much!

julie said...

I'm also imagining you thinking, "this is so easy!! How can anyone think this is hard?!" Since you're mothering half the amount of babies as last time. Blog again!!

Shan Reid said...

She is perfect and sweet and as adorable as can be! Words can't express how happy I am for you!

Emery and Megan said...

I am so happy for you guys! She is gorgeous! And she was placed in your arms on Brynlee's birthday! Oh my heart is so happy for you guys and your family! Congratulations!

Cindy said...

Congratulations, she is ADORABLE! i loved reading your thoughts about how you came to know open adoption was right for you, made me cry. This baby is so blessed to get to be a part of your family.

(me)linda said...

After your instagram post, I had to search through my google reader to find a blog post I was sure I had missed. Amy, you are a mother that I look up to. I just think you are so cool. What a lucky little girl to be placed in your family! I am so excited for you guys. I wanna come hold her!

Bree said...

Oh my gosh Amy she is sooo perfect! I saw on insta and ran straight to your blog! She looks like you, I find it so interesting that adopted kids always end up looking like their families they are placed in. My adopted cousin looks more like his dad than his three biological sisters look like either parent. Same with so many I know. Congrats, I am so stinking happy for you!

The Mollotte Family said...

Congratulations Amy!! She is absolutely beautiful!! I know what fantastic and loving parents you and Shane are -- she is so lucky to be part of your family. I loved everything about your story. I loved your compassion toward Lily's birth mother and the absolute LOVE I felt from you regaridng your little girl. So happy for you!!