It's difficult to find the right words to describe what it means that my niece Georgia Lane Lord is finally here. For years, we have prayed, waited, hoped, cried, and felt all the emotions possible as we anticipated her arrival. The adoption process is trying and beautiful and excruciating all at once. It is definitely not for the faint of heart.
No one knows this better than my sister and her husband Aaron, who I have deemed my personal heroes after watching all they've gone through over the years. It has taken every ounce of courage, vulnerability, and hope to hold on and stay standing at the end of it all, and though I feel it's a bit trite to say it was all worth it, the way they look at Georgia speak volumes of the overwhelming love that fills their hearts for this special little girl.
So on a cloudy day a couple of weeks ago, I was able to document this time in their lives. It's chalk full of spit up and diaper changes and laughing and crying and the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. In one word, it is everything.