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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

I have been quite inactive on Spark for the last ten days. I'm not sure exactly how to put the time in perspective succinctly, but please bear with me.
On Dec. 20th, we were driving in northern Missouri on our way to St. Louis to visit family including our daughter before flying out to D.C. on Christmas Eve to join our son, daughter-in-law and step grandson (he is thirteen, came into our lives at age 6 when his mom and our son began dating and then married five years ago). My phone beeped indicated a text message. When I brought it up there was a picture of the loveliest baby with the message, "Hi, grandma and grandpa, you should call your son." We knew that Matt and Kell were trying to adopt, but we thought they were still in the process.
It took almost 30 minutes to get to a spot where we had a good enough signal to call. It turns out we were to find out Christmas Eve that a birth mother had chosen them as adoptive parents for a boy to be born January 7th. It turns out everyone was in for a surprise. They got a call from the town where the birth mother is (about 3 hours away) on Thursday that at her latest sonogram it was discovered the baby was a girl and that she was in labor. Our dear granddaughter was born at 6:45 AM on Dec. 20th and they were holding her within a few hours. It is an open adoption and that seems to be a very good thing for everyone involved. There are so many wonderful stories to tell, but mostly I am overwhelmed by the blessings that have rained down on us this holiday season. I held that little girl (5 lbs. 5 oz. 19" long) in my arms when she was four days old. I can't wait to get back.
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KAILYNSTAR 1/6/2014 11:31AM

    Congratulations! What a wonderful Christmas season you have been having. I'm so happy for you.

What a precious gift. A beautiful and wonderful time for all of you.



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KLONG8 1/3/2014 11:04AM

    How absolutely wonderful! Now there's a Christmas gift to be cherished.

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PEANUTSMOM96 1/2/2014 10:00AM

    Congratulations to your family! So beautiful and precious!

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IAMAGEMLOVER 1/1/2014 7:52PM

    Carol What joyous news. I am so envious. Holding a baby after a bath over your should while they sleep softly breathing is the closest you will ever get to heaven while being alive. i can remember holding my brother, my son and my nieces and nephew for hours like that. God help the person who tried to take them. emoticon

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MRS_TOAD 1/1/2014 10:09AM

    emoticon What a beautiful gift!

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NASFKAB 1/1/2014 5:58AM

  such lovely news thanks for sharing

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ROWDYWITH4 12/31/2013 11:59PM

    Congratulations! Thank you for sharing!

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LOFLLAMA 12/31/2013 5:27PM

    Carol
That is the greats news!!! I am so happy for you & your family!!! Stay blessed with that beautiful story!
Love
Lisa

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IAFARMERWIFE 12/31/2013 5:26PM

    That's awesome news! I have tears of joy for you. emoticon

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MARILYNROBERT 12/31/2013 4:08PM

    She's so tiny and cute emoticon

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BAMAJAM 12/31/2013 3:01PM

  Happy Happy Happy ---for you and your whole family!
Congratulations !!

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SLIMMERKIWI 12/31/2013 2:34PM

    That is terrific news, and obviously one four-legged pooch is more than over the moon with having a new little sister to watch over :-)

BIG hugs (to all)
Kris xxx

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LESLIEJEAN43 12/31/2013 2:02PM

    Oh how exciting - what a wonderful Christmas gift for your family! emoticon

I'm sure you'll have a very Happy New Year! emoticon

I couldn't be more thrilled for you! emoticon

Hugs, Leslie emoticon

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PUNCHILOUIE 12/31/2013 1:48PM

    Congratulations what a nice holiday gift. God Bless You All! emoticon

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 12/31/2013 1:03PM

    emoticon Looks like the dog is pretty happy, too!

HUGS
Pam

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 12/31/2013 1:03PM

    CONGRATULATIONS! She is a little doll. Your family is blessed with the arrival of this little sweetheart! I am so happy for you.

HUGS
Pam

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