Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Secret Pal and Reality

I am part of an amazing Facebook group for parents on the same time line as Lee and I. One of the Mom's proposed an idea where we all put our name in and each gets assigned a secret pal. I have one that I mail things too and I have one that surprises me!:-)

I got an adorable little security tab blankey that's already packed in her luggage to go, a congratulations card when we were DTC and most recently, an item that made me cry like a baby!

A book ( I've read about 3 times through now LOL)

and a cute toothbrush and paste. Yep, I lost it when I saw that toothbrush and toothpaste. Full on sobbing mess pulling into my garage :-)

The reality hit me...little things like this. I am going to be a Mom...I'm going to be buying things like toothbrushes, toothpaste and all the other ends and outs of mommy-hood!

I ran straight upstairs and put it in Madeline's soon to be bathroom...yes, still sobbing:)

I don't think my secret pal knew the effect it would have on me :-) Just a few short months and she will be home...and I'll be making sure she brushes her teeth before tucking her in at night:-)

And BTW: Secret Pal, I don't know if you read my blog, BUT THANK YOU :-)


  1. The Secret Pal exchange is such a blessing!!! Glad it's helped you embrace the reality...you're going to be a MOM!!! What a joyous thought! :)

  2. That's wonderful that you have group like that. I think "adoption" people are the best! Blessings

  3. Love that! I had a secret pal when we first signed up, too...back in 2006, before we had any children. Those items really brought home the idea that this. was. real. REAL! She IS coming home, and you will be an AWESOME mommy...you already are!

  4. Love your reaction to the toothbrush and toothpaste!
    Oh just wait for that sweet day when you are helping her use those items...
    Glad you are having the fun experience of a secret pal!

  5. Aw, that is so cute!!!! You will be a great mommie!