do you recognize this face?
it’s been a while… she was busy kicking breast cancer’s @$$. here’s her last post on the blog.
and the next chapter in her journey, which i’m honored to document, is adoption. with all that cancer business behind her, she and tim are ready to start their family, and adoption is the road. we got to hang out a bit, and it was so cool to see their excitement about everything in their world these days… adoption classes, creating a portfolio, home visits… the whole process is a bit overwhelming just to hear about. for sure, they will be formally prepared for the baby they will some day call their own… much more so than many of us who have planned or unplanned babies.
she is the short quirky, spunky, artsy jelly to his tall methodical, electrical engineering peanut butter.
of all the things cancer taught them, it seems obvious it must have given them an appreciation for carpe diem and finding humor wherever you can. for sure they know how to laugh at me
and each otherand themselves.and i’m sure, while most of us take such things for granted, they learned to admire each other’s uniqueness so much…“Bridget, tell Tim ‘i hope our baby learns to have your….”“and Tim, ‘Bridget, I hope our baby learns to have your…”
i don’t know what was whispered after the “…”. that’s for them:
to be reminded that before everything, there was the new immature love they had for each other.
and since everything, there is the strong mature love they have grown thru’ their struggles and time together.
what i do know is that they are waiting, planning, hoping and praying for a baby. if you or someone you know is pregnant and considering adoption, perhaps the Beattys would be the right match. a little girl with a B name or a little boy with a T name will soon change Bridget & Tim to Mommy & Daddy. I cannot wait to share that chapter with you all!