last year at this time

it was one year ago today

that i became a mommy

she didn't announce herself with two pink lines on a little stick near the bathroom sink

i never felt her kick my ribs

or see her first smile

i was a new mommy with a baby half a world away

with empty arms

and it hurt

but one year ago today

she became my daughter

she made this family of four

become a family of five

Ethiopian law said it was so

and how sweet it was


The Domestic Chick said...

bless you and your precious girl. i love this!

Autumn and Dan's family said...

Exactly. Well said. How did I miss these two posts? I swear I check every day...or at least almost every day. I love those pictures of Ayanna!


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