Thursday, July 1, 2010

And then there were three....

A lot of times in life you remember something by a smell (the smell of honeysuckle brings back memories of childhood summers), a line in a movie ("How 'bout them apples?"), or even possibly a fashion style (you know you owned a Swatch or a pair of Jams). Most significantly, we tend to remember moments by their calendar date. There are ones that mark holidays, ones when we lost a beloved, ones where we hit major milestones, etc. When we think about our family, there are three monumental moments that define us....

January 8, 2005 - We met at Cumberland School of Law in the fall of 1999. A year and a half before walking down the aisle of First Presbyterian Church in Gadsden, Alabama, Eric proposed to Barbara. When the date came, everything was perfect. Family and friends gathered around, vows were exchanged and a dinner reception was enjoyed. After a week long honeymoon at Atlantis, Paradise Island, we headed back to Enterprise to make our house a home.

February 2, 2007 - At 8:01 PM our world was changed forever. A littl
e bundle of only eight and a half pounds made us change from a "couple" to a "family." Abigail Lee Wade, our love, was born. In the last 3 1/2 years she became our world. She brings an insane amount of laughter into our lives, she teaches us how to love and she continues to awe us each and every day.

May 14, 2010 - Just shy of 6 months of gestation, we received double blessings. Reagan Nichole Wade (born at 5:05 AM, weighing 2 lbs and 8 ounces) and Blaire Elizabeth Wade (born at 5:06 AM, weighing 3 lbs) joined our family. Two months later, after the ups and downs of their stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, we walked into our home as a family of five. These miracles have been welcomed with open arms and hearts and will forever be our miracles of love.

On a calendar they are simply three dates. They come and go every year. However, to us, these dates are the days of our lives. We look forward to them for the weeks before they arrive! We celebrate them in style! We enjoy their passing and start looking forward to their next arrival! And although these dates are so very important to our family, we have also learned to enjoy the joy of every other day we have together. God has truly blessed our family with love, health and happiness....and we invite you to share our days with us.

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