When she arrived, all that changed. The little pink bundle with big blue eyes and dark hair brought us joy we had not dreamed possible and is not easily explained. We would change our schedule in a second if it meant we could spend time with her. She and her little sister, who arrived almost four years later, spent every Friday night with us for years; it was some of the best days of our lives.
We thanked God for her. We prayed that she would be happy and healthy.
Today, she is moving to her college dorm room, and she is so excited. She's taking her plans, books, linens, all the clothes she will need, and a piece of our hearts. A great big piece of our hearts.