Friday, March 21, 2014

Jones, Party of Four

As I sit here and stare at my blank computer screen, I am at a loss for words. I have typed and deleted.
Type... Delete. 
How do you put into words one of the best experiences of your life? Especially when so much happened in such a short time! God has rocked our world in ways that I will never be able to comprehend/understand/explain. I will try my best. Thank goodness this isn't a video blog. 
(enter: ugly cry)

On January 6, 2014, I got a phone call about a baby that would forever change our lives. 
There were so many variables... but I had a peace. A peace that could only come from one place. 
(thanks for that, btw)

After talking to Will, we decided to move forward. We would walk through any open door God put in front of us. Yes, I was prepared to kick some in if I had to, but I didn't. 

January 16th... the day we found out: It's a HEALTHY GIRL! 

January 20th... the family chose us. Freak out mode. We could not have been more excited!
Now, we wait. And wait. And wait. 
Okay, it was only TEN days, but they felt like a life time!

January 30th... We have a baby!  

February 1st... Talk about a long day! We thought we would get the call sometime that day, but didn't know when. As we rounded 5:00, I thought "I'm just going to call one more time." As if Vanessa could have forgotten about us! I didn't have to call... it was time! We jumped in the car and headed to the hospital.
To wait some more. 
I think we waited two hours (but it felt like eight). 

And then the wait was over. There was our girl. 

Her name is Lucy. 
Lucy Eden Jones.
I have always loved the name Lucy. 
(Yes, I Love Lucy) 
I must have said a thousand names to Will... But it was Lucy. 
She has always been Lucy. 

Eden is the middle name her birth mother gave her. 
Her incredibly strong, selfless, brave birth mother. 
A woman I will probably never meet, but will forever be grateful. 
I am so excited for the day I get to explain to her about the importance of her middle name.
Lucy will always have this one thing her birth mother gave her. 

Eventually, I will go into detail about the amazing things God has done and shown our family. 
But let's be honest.
All you want to see are pictures :) And I can't blame you!

Meet our girl... 

lucy eden jones