Until We Meet Again

Milo and family headed home yesterday.  Such a bittersweet moment saying good bye to them all!  I am so proud to have helped grow this family and I’m so excited for them to return home as a family of four and for Milo to meet his extended family and friends.  But we will definitely miss them!  We’ve become great friends and we share such a special connection.  Thank goodness for texting and skype and social media; makes it easy to keep in touch.  😉  And we very much hope to go to Brazil some day for a visit.  My sweet kiddos offered to give up a trip to Disney World to go to Brazil instead (if only getting to Brazil was as easy as getting to Orlando!).

Getting some last cuddles with Milo before they left.  ❤️

Milo’s last batch of breastmilk.  I’m so glad I was able to provide breastmilk for him while they were here! It’s so good for him! *Although I’m not gonna miss pumping, it’s a full time job!  I’ll be slowly stopping pumping now that they’re gone, and the first pump to go was my middle of the night pump.  Woohoo for FINALLY sleeping through the night!!!!!  I’m donating any remaining milk to a local family that’s just adopted twins.

Shane and I have both felt quite melancholy since they’ve left.  It reminds me of how I felt after my wedding.  So much effort and time and planning and then it’s just…over.  We spent more than two years on this journey, working towards helping grow this family, and now our part of the journey is done.  We’re both kind of feeling like “now what”?  It really was a wonderful experience and a truly awesome adventure!!!!! Until we meet again!  ❤️❤️❤️