It is so hard to believe that a year has passed to the day, since Mia was place in our arms. She has changed so much, heck, Rich and I have changed so much....I can't imagine our life without her now...You know, when you go into this parenthood thing, you go in with all kinds of expectations of what kind of parent you are going to be. I was no exception to this rule, but I realized it doesn't matter what parent you thought you would be, as long as you are the parent she needs you to be. Some days I get it right, some days I get it horrendously wrong, but I hope I am growing in that aspect every day. I love how being Mia's mom, makes me WANT to grow, to change and be a better mom, a better person. Amazing how one tiny human can make such a difference..and here I thought that I was going to be the one helping HER to grow up, lol.

I would like to take this time to thank everyone for their support this past year, not only when waiting for our referral, for travel and such, but for just being there...It is true, "it takes a whole village to raise a child", I could not have done it without my family and friends, cyber friends included!

Here are some pics of Mia, as she was then and as she is now....a miracle!

Then...






Now....