august 6th was the day. if you've read through my blog you know that appointment had to be changed three different times as we waited for bella. but finally bella was here and the day was here and we were on our way to see the highly recommended specialist, dr. sabino, at sibley heart center. as we left the house bella only knew we were "going bye-bye."
there is this little sign in the stairwell going down to our basement. it reads: "home is where your story begins." in some ways bella's story began when a young woman gave birth to her 2 and 1/2 years ago. in some ways her story began when she was found in a hospital stairwell 2 years ago. in some ways her story began when she received a life-saving surgery last july. and in some ways her story began when she came home to her forever family. we are not sure exactly what we should call "the beginning"....we only know it has, indeed, begun...and with every beat of our own hearts we are thankful. so very thankful.
"arise, shine, for your light has come,
and the glory of the Lord rises upon you...
your sons come from afar,
and your daughters are carried on the arm.
then you will look and be radiant,
your heart will throb and swell with joy."
~ isaiah 60:1 and 4, 5