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Almost a year!

It is hard to believe that it has been almost a year since I have updated Natural and Nourished Family. A lot has happened in the past year which has kept my attention away from blogging and on life in real time.

 

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Our family has grown. We grew from a family of 6 to a family of 8 with the adoption of our 2 precious girls. I became a mommy of a newborn once again, but instead of a 9 month pregnancy to prepare I had 4 hours from the time I got a call asking if we wanted her until she was dropped off at our door. Talk about a shock to our neat and tidy lifestyle! The sudden jump into sleepless nights and the sometimes heart wrenching stress of being a foster parent was harsh. But the never-ending baby cuddles helped to sooth my soul and when we found out that she was going to be a permanent part of our family it made my heart soar with gratitude.

 

 

 

IMG_0747Our newest addition came to us in the fall, just before her 4th birthday. It’s been months of adjustment and reassurances and knitting hearts together. Hard work that will likely continue for a long time to come. What a joy it is to see her fit right in with her new sisters and brothers, as if she has always been here. My heart fills up and pours over seeing her snuggle up to Daddy and claim himĀ as her own. “You’re my forever family, right?” “I will be here forever and always, right mommy?” Yes, lovey, always.

 

 

 

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