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Hi, I’m Tara.

What started out as a private blog to document our adoption journey has evolved into my journey through therapy, spiritual awakening and whatever I feel like writing. Without our struggles to build a family, I’m not sure I’d be waking up, and for that I’m grateful.

Perfect Moment Monday: First time playing

This weekend was recovery from both of us having ridiculously crazy work weeks and the adoption classes from the previous weekend.  My perfect moment came when I started going through the book of baby names driving to the dog park Sunday morning.  Perfect weather, perfectly relaxing and perfectly hilarious:

Me:  What about Seth?

S:  silent, driving

Me:  What about (next name)?

S:  Wait, I have to process the first name:  says the name out loud with our last name, says, "hey we named you after the guy who created Fa.mily G.uy!"   Yeah, sure it sounds ok, mark that one.

Me:  Ok, what about Stone?

S:  (repeats similar process)... Huh. 

Me:  Yeah, we can't name our child after a beer we like...

...and on and on all the way to Chatfield...

p.s.  Pretty soon there's going to be a giant list of possible names posted on our living room wall for us to peruse over the next year or so.  :)

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