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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Tuesday with Ty (and his mommy!)

Today was a fun day for me, one I've been anticipating for quite some time. Ever since Rebekah and I found each others blogs over a year ago, I've felt I had a special connection with her, one that I couldn't quite explain. When I found out we both live in the same state, and not that far apart, I knew we would have to meet IRL someday. We've talked about this for a while, and well...today was that day. Our time together was awesome and, of course, was made even sweeter by the presence of our two precious baby boys, Charlie and Ty. Our little ones, both miracles in their own right, are only about a month-and-a-half apart. That in and of itself is one of the many blogging blessings for which I am so thankful. Especially after today, I hope these sweet boys will become, and remain good buddies as they grow.

After following her story for so long, it was amazing for me to finally meet sweet Rebekah and baby Ty in person. We both agreed today that we couldn't have gotten through the adoption process without blogging and the connections we've made here. There is so much comfort in knowing you're not alone throughout this journey. Being able to give Rebekah a real-life hug, after so many of the virtual variety truly made my day!

There is something so amazing about a friend who has walked such a similar path. Today there were so many things we didn't even need to explain because we have both been there. There was not even a moment of awkwardness because, even though we had never met before, we already knew each other on a deep level. And the adoption thread is beautiful too. Before blogging, there were times when I felt pretty lonely and misunderstood where infertility and adoption were concerned, but those days are gone. Rebekah is a beautiful spirit, and she is every bit of the mom I always knew she would be. Seeing her holding her sweet son today was heartwarming. We have so much in common as moms, which I love even being able to say after so much of the pain we both felt while we waited for our beautiful babies. I am hopeful that our paths will continue to cross for years to come...



18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness. I am so happy for you and Rebekah. Thanks for commenting on my blog Melba. You are so sweet and Rebekah speeks so highly of you. It just warms my heart to know that you both have each other. True friends are priceless, but this one seems unique because you both can relate in so many different ways. Thanks for sharing your special day.

The other Rebekah (wink)

Jill said...

Melba, I am so glad that you had such an amazing day!! I love the pictures on both yours and Rebekah's blogs! What an amazing frienship the two of you will share!
Hugs, Jill

Tracey said...

I think it's so cool that you guys got to meet...I follow you both...I'm jealous.

I have to tell you I read your header real quick and had a double take because I thought it said..."after 12 marriages," Ha ha!

RB said...

What a beautiful post an what an awesome experience!

Andi-bo-bandi said...

That's so great, Melba! I am so happy for you and Rebekah. :) What a blessing you are to each other.

xoxo,
Andi

michelle said...

I just love this you two meeting IRL....so awesome....your boys will be buddies for life....they will have so much to share in the days ahead!

AWESOME...you two have been such an inspiration to so many!!!!
THANKYOU
m:)

Malloryn said...

What an amazing meeting! These little boys are just the cutest... I hope they grow up to be buddies as well. Thanks for sharing :)

G & H said...

I just read this on Rebekah's blog and think thats so amazing ya'll were able to get together and have such a wonderful bond as mommy's!!!

BB said...

I am glad you guys had a good time, but I can't help feeling insanely jealous! Boo geography! Riley is determined to come meet the boys next summer...watch out!

Meeghan said...

It was really fun to meet you (even if only for a few min). Charlie is adorable. They grow so fast...can't believe Melia will be 4 this year. What a blessing those boys are.

TXMom2B said...

That is so cool that you were able to meet. I'm going to visit one of my TX blogger buddies hopefully soon and I can't wait! What a neat connection.

Becky said...

You guys are awesome together!
Like I told her, so jealous you got to meet but, happy you did!!

Jamie said...

how wonderful :) i'm so glad you all have each other and hope the boys get to grow up knowing one another enabling them to create a very special bond. :)

Wendy said...

It's wonderful that you and your boys met each other :)

E said...

That is really great that you have each other IRL...so cool that your boys are so close in age too! Love the pictures!!

M. said...

Hi! I just wanted to let you know I gave you a blog award for having "One Lovely Blog" (check out my blog for details)! Thanks for sharing your story with us!

Mary Beth

Debbie B said...

It's so great to have a friend that shares so much in common. So glad you have each other and the boys can grow knowing each other.

They look adorable together.

H said...

That looks like it was SO much fun! How cool that you live close to each other!

P.S. Your email came back to me, so to let you know...now it's confessionsofawaitingmommy.blogspot.com
:)