Tuesday, May 29, 2012

We interrupt this regularly scheduled program . . .

 . . . of dark topics and drear for a shot of hope.

About a year ago, I came upon Maria's blog. What immediately attracted me to Maria was not only her story, but her outlook on life. The fact that she choses to pursue happiness, even in the face of continual heartbreak. To work actively to feed her mind, body and soul. Last June, Maria and her husband T made the decision to stop fertility treatments and to pursue international adoption. To mark this transition, she started a new blog appropriately titled "From IF to When" for this new chapter of her journey. Maria has truly been a source of inspiration to live well, especially during this journey.

Yesterday, I came upon this post from Maria and immediately my heart soared.
At 11:48am on May 25, 2012 our lives changed forever.  8 months, 2 weeks, and 3 days since applying to adopt.
After 7 yrs on this journey, Maria and T are holding their son. Please take a moment to congratulate this amazing couple on the recent addition to their family.

Maria, I wish you many happy years filled with wonderful memories and love. And thank you for sharing your journey. It's given me so much hope.


  1. What exciting news. A huge congrats to their new family!

  2. Thanks for sharing this Cristy. I love to get teary for happy things sometimes!

  3. A wonderful post!! Thank you for sharing a happy moment & post!!

  4. Just beautiful. I am glad someone was able to give you a little hope that it CAN happen. So inspiring.

  5. That is something to look forward to..happiness.


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