Wow.... thank you guys so much!
Apasaraw- Yes... we did know that- but not when we were thinking about the name. My husband has always loved the name, but it was after I found out what it meant that I was completely sold! :)
Graciebeliever- That's a wonderful idea! We were talking to someone recently that has a biological son & an adopted younger daughter.... in addition to birthdays, they have a "brother & sister" day, where they have a big party for the day she came home & they became siblings. I thought that was a really nice idea too!
iloverawfoods- All that fear is so natural & important! Questioning everything lets you get it all out & leaves your heart open for a wonderful experience! I'll be thinking about you guys on the 24th! I don't know if this is one of your fears, but someone in our family said something a little weird to us a few years ago. We were talking about adoption & they said "the problem with adoption is that you never know what your going to get". I was horrified. -but tried to remember that they were just ignorant. -and they were talking to the wrong person. :) I quickly pointed out all the crazy people in our family, all the different personalities, unexpected health issues. Life is just that way- you "never know what your goign to get". One thing you can be sure of is that your children are no accident.... biological or adopted. If the end up with you, it's exactly as it should be. :)
ChaiLife- Yes they will be sending new pics! I would love to post them! I just hope no one minds. I guess as long as I keep pointing out that she is going to be a raw foodist, then it's ok. :) ha!
"All our progress is an unfolding, like a vegetable bud. You have first an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge as the plant has root, bud, and fruit. Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason."- Ralph Waldo Emerson