Gotchya Day!

I cannot hardly wait for this day - Gotchya Day. This is the infamous, highly anticipated day in adoptive families when you finally get your child(ren). It's the day when you forever say, "I gotchya!" My new fellow adoptive mommy, Jill, sent me this link. Immediately, tears! Grab a tissue and enjoy the next 10 minutes of your life.

There were 2 aspects that prompted my tears, besides the fact that I miss my babies so much.

  1. The solo tear of this momma when she kissed her baby girl for the first time. That single tear has so much hope, dreams, hard work, prayers, fears, and anticipation within it. I'm pretty sure I won't be able to contain it all into 1 tear. I predict a waterfall in my first kiss.
  2. The kisses of the orphanage caregivers was overwhelming. These women [in orphanages all over the world] that care for orphans before they are placed in their forever families are amazing! They care for countless orphans - pour their love on them - and then send them into new families. That is tremendously humbling, sacrificial, and loving acts of service they give. God bless these women!

I hope you enjoy. And as you watch, would you pray for our little ones to join Brian & I in their forever family sooner than later?


April L. Diaz

April has been a visionary activist her entire life. She has made it her mission to lead high performing teams and develop leaders in the margins of society while caring for our bodies, mind, and spirit. Secretly, she’s a mix of a total girly girl and a tomboy, and is still crazy about her high school sweetheart, Brian. Together, they co-parent 3 fabulous kiddos and live in Orange County, CA.