Back on February 3, 2006 Eric told me that he was ready to start the adoption process again. I had been waiting for 2 years for him to catch up with me on that. =-) One of the first things I did was go baby shopping. I wanted something tangible to hold on to--to remind me that at the end of the paperchase there would be a beautiful African baby. I went to Babies R Us and bought this way-too-expensive sweater cover all--size 6/9 months. I just knew it would be huge on our soon to be identified Liberian infant. We expected him/her to be home by May 2006. Boy were we wrong! Our baby actually came home more than a year later, from Ghana. =-)
I held on to that outfit at night when I missed our future baby. I sniffed it when I was discouraged about the long wait. I cuddled it, waiting for the day that our baby would be inside of it.
After Bright got home I didn't think much about the outfit. It had served its purpose and 20 month old Bright was not wearing 6/9 month clothes anyway.
Tonight after bathtime I asked Taevy to get some PJ's for Bright. Out she came with THE outfit. For fun I thought we'd put it on Bright just to see how it fit. It's a bit too short and a lot too tight, but I have to admit that it brought me great joy to finally see my baby in that outfit!
Photo Collage by Dundoo