Monday, June 22, 2009

I've Been Everywhere, Man...I've Been Everywhere

Six days in, we're feeling pretty confident with our new little family. Yesterday, we walked downtown and visited quaint little shops along the way, had dinner, and then ended the night with some ice cream! Ty, of course, slept the whole time.

Today, we had lunch with Ty's birth dad and then headed out for some sites....breathtaking if I might add...




We are enjoying our little family so much! I am soaking in every second possible. Ty's fingers got chubbier, today...it's going so fast...I'm living every moment, kissing every wrinkle, and telling him of my love, with every breath.

Tomorrow, at 8:00am, he will officially be our son. I don't need the validation...but am looking forward to it all the same.

Please pray for Rebekah. I imagine tomorrow will be a difficult day.

48 comments:

  1. Congratulations to both of you, Rebekah and Ben! Baby Ty is adorable! I am so very happy for you and can't wait to hear and see more. Hugs to you!

    I am hurting for Rebekah... I do wish I could give her a big hug, too, right now. Please let her know I am praying hard for her and that I think of her every day.

    Take care and enjoy God's little, but glorious, miracle...

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  2. I could not possibly be happier for you! You are such a testimony to God's love and faithfulness! God Bless your little family of THREE!!!!!

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  3. Ty is simply girgeous!!! And WOW! Do you and Ben have the GLOW!!! I do believe "BEEMING" would be an appropriate description. I am so happy for you guys.
    Congratulations!
    Karrie in IN

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  4. Isn't CO beautiful? I have only been once but loved it.

    We did the same thing with KJ when he was tiny... took pictures of him everywhere we went even tho he slept through it all! He's been to over ten states but I don't think he remembers. ;-)

    Praying for Rebekah today...

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  5. Not sure if when you said tomorrow you ment today or if it is tomorrow since your post was at 1:20 AM! haha! But if tomorrow ment now..its 8:09 AM where I am....congrats AGAIN :)Lifting you and all involved in prayer!

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  6. What incredible sites...and a beautiful family. Can't wait till your home...the pool is 77 degrees and getting warmer :)

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  7. Great pictures!!! Looks like y'all are getting some great bonding time.

    Have people commented yet that you look great for having a newborn??? I loved getting those comments after we brought our daughter home. Strangers at the store were like, "Wow! You got your figure back really quick!" I probably should have told them the truth, but I usually went with it. :)

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  8. Oh, your family is so beautiful, and you and Ben look like naturals as parents. :-D

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  9. awesome pics!! You look so happy!!

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  11. Oh, my gosh! You're in the Springs! That's where I grew up and your pics made me so homesick. :)

    Your family is so beautiful. And I just said a prayer for Rebekah.

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  12. What a beautiful family! Continuing to pray for all involved!

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  13. You three look fabulous! How many people have told you how good you look after just having a baby? :) Are there dark circles under those sunglasses from lack of sleep?

    I remember it being hard getting up every 2-3 hours during the night, but Oh was it worth it. Loving on my baby in the still of the night. Just he and you....you can get some of the sweetest smiles then. Enjoy!

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  14. Oh my!! Tomorrow might very well be a difficult day for Rebekah. She will need lots of support and love. Congrats of being officially and legally a family tomorrow

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  15. Hey congrats to the Official mom and dad! Was that the garden of the gods in the pictures you posted? Beautiful!
    Cindie

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  16. Its "tomorrow" and it is passed 8:00 am so I am congratualting you on becoming official. =) Such a beautiful family. T&P are still with all of you and R too.

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  17. oooohhhhh, tomorrow is the big day!! How wonderful to see you all enjoying your first days as a family.

    If you don't mind me asking, when do you come home?

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  18. Beautiful pictures and what an adventure
    God Bless you all tomorrow and always!
    I am enjoying your journey!

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  19. I can't even tell you how happy your "Look! I have a baby" posts are making me.

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  20. you guys look great! i KNOW i didn't look that rested and energetic during our ICPC stay! :)
    so happy everyone is adjusting wonderfully ~ and those views....wow ~ beautiul! thanks so much for sharing! :)

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  21. What awesome photos! You look so great in motherhood (and Ben, in fatherhood) :) I have been praying for you and all involved!

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  22. Praying for Rebekah and praying for all of you. I'm glad you were able to get out and sightsee a bit.

    Tomorrow is going to be a BIG exciting day!

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  23. We're praying for her.

    What JOY to see you as Mommy and Daddy, and to have it legally recognized.

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  24. Baby Ty is starting to fill in. Did you get any pics of the birthdad you can post?

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  25. I'm so excited you're in the Springs! (I had a hunch you might be.) I love Garden of the Gods, too. I just emailed Mountain Girl to see if I might tag along if you're able to meet before you head home--I'd love to meet you too! And for sure, I'm praying for Rebekah today. What a thrilling time for you!!

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  26. Praying for Rebekah!

    Glad you guys are having such an awesome time. It'll be interesting to see the transformation when you return home and I cannot wait to hear more about baby Ty!

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  27. Congratulations to your family! Your post reminds me of the first days with our daughter. We spent 10 days in CO with her and loved every minute of it. Enjoy your handsome son and the time bonding as a family.

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  28. Thoughts and prayers for all tomorrow!

    It is soooo good to see you all as a family!

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  29. smiling on this side...thinking of you walking with a pram...do you feel like a mommy? It is all the feelings you ever thought of ? Don't you think? Even more magical than what you think it was going to be? teehee....

    life is good!!! My heart is bursting for you! xx

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  30. Happy day! Congratulations!!

    Our thoughts and prayers are with birthmom Rebekah...may she find comfort in your joy.

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  31. Congrats! I've been following your story today and ran across a song that I reminded me of your story and Rebekah. It's called Everything To Me by Mark Schultz.

    Congrats on everything being official!

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  32. So exciting...you both are truly beaming!

    To the other Rebekah if you read the comments...my thoughts are also with you...I am thinking of you and wishing you love and strength. I admire you so much for your choice and hope you know in your heart what joy you've brought to Rebekah and Ben. Best wishes to you.

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  33. What beautiful scenery. You guys are doing so great, already taking him out so much! I was absolutely terrified to leave the house the first month!!!

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  34. i love that little ty's hair goes so well with your "moo-lala meets rock star" theme in his room, he already looks like a little rock star!

    i am so glad you guys are doing great and your little family is SO ADORABLE! I love looking at your first family "vacation" ;)

    We will be praying for Rebekah, Ty's first mom, tomorrow-and afterwards too. She is an amazing woman and I know God wants her to know that He is proud of her!

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  35. Hey Rebekah, I just want to tell you how ADORABLE your new family is. What a blessing that BIG boy is. I could just eat those chubby cheeks. Wow, you have totally gotten me in the mood to adopt again. haha. We were already working on it but now I am thinking, I want my baby NOW!!! haha.
    I want you to know how ECSTATIC I am for you and Ben. I know exactly how it feels to FINALLY wrap your arms around YOUR baby. Can you believe it? YOU HAVE A BABY BOY!!! I love saying that!! I also want to tell you what absolute class act and lovely couple I have found you to be. Embracing Tye's biological family the way you have and the friendship you have made with Rebekah... WOW!! I just LOVE your story. I can't wait to watch Tye grow. Enjoy every single second of it. You sooo deserve it!! Prayers and Blessings on both sides tonight. :)

    Katie

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  36. Just wanted to add my congratulations! What a beautiful family...and beautiful pics too!

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  37. What a beautiful family! You are absolutely GLOWING, my friend. :) So, so happy for you! You are such an encourager to me...you'll never know how much your story has touched my heart. :)

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  38. What a beautiful family the three of you are! Enjoy every moment of this long-awaited joy.

    I will be praying for Rebekah.

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  39. Beautiful pictures, what wonderful memories you are making as you get to know your sweet boy!

    Hugs,

    Melba

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  40. Rebekah you look adorable with Ty in the stroller! He is just the cutest little baby, I'm beaming with happiness for you and Ben.

    Will be praying for Rebekah tomorrow. I know this is so difficult for her, and I could never understand her pain. I hope it gives her peace to know how much this little boy is loved by you and Ben. Ty is in good hands!

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  41. The pics are gorgeous! You just look so natural and perfect as a mom with that stroller!!
    Can't get my smile off!
    Praying for R at the same time.......it will be so hard!!

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  42. I just started following your blog yesterday and I am in awe of what the Lord has done in your family and more importantly what he is doing through you.

    This is a beautiful love story and I want to thank you for allowing us to be a part of your journey.

    Congratulations mommy! You and your husband, Ben look super excited and in love (not only with Ty) but with each other.

    I'll be praying for you and Rebekah.

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  43. All of it, all of you, so so beautiful! What a time to savor...

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  44. Congratulations on your adoption!!
    I'm so happy for you. I'm praying for Rebekah.

    Hugs

    Tracy

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  45. Praying for Rebekah & for your new family.

    Her greatest tragedy is your greatest blessing.


    May God be with you all.

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  46. Ty really is one of the cutest babies I have ever seen! Adorable!! :) I have been praying for all involved today.

    I cannot wait to meet little Ty when you get home!

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  47. Your posts have been so amazing, my heart is overflowing with happiness for you. As I glanced at the beautiful pictures again of baby Ty I noticed your 'journey' on the side-bar of your blog. I noticed that last August 2008 you and Ben were "officially" waiting for baby...it's funny, because almost 40 weeks later little Ty was born. God has been preparing you for this for 9 months! :)
    Though His journey is sometimes hard and not always clear, the rewards are OH SO SWEET! He is SO good!
    Love,
    Dori

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