Tomorrow we head out to Hawaii for two weeks of bliss, relaxation and family time.
It was just about one year ago when we went to Hawaii with our growing peanut and she became the size of a mango in my belly.
At that point, we were so anxious and excited to meet our little one. After all the hard work to get her, I just wanted to fast forward through my pregnancy and have her safe in my arms. At that point, I still couldn’t fully believe that our dream would come true and that we would get our baby. The odds were against us and I’m still in awe that after just one round of IVF we lucked out with our miracle.
On the trip, we were still toying with various names. Josephine was at the top of both our lists but we were trying on other names for size. One night, as we walked out to watch the sunset, we decided to look up what Josephine meant and we found the definition of “God’s addition.” The definition solidified the name for us. Science was involved but so was a strong faith in a higher power that our little miracle would come. That was one of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever watched as we chatted away about our little Josephine.
From that day forward, whenever we were alone, we referred to her as Josie, but we kept it a secret from everyone else. Now that she is finally here, there isn’t a day that goes by (and usually several times a day) where I don’t stop to thank God for the wonderful addition to our family.
Our lives will never be the same. They are forever enhanced by the joy she brings to us each and every day. Thank you God for our sweet Josephine.
Photo by Brinkley Capriola
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