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Sunday, March 11, 2007

The Day We Got Claire

(Click on the picture to get the bigger version.)

I was looking through the pictures that we've taken since we got here and saw this one I took when Gretchen first got to hold Claire. I'm sure she didn't post it because she is so modest. However, you can see the love and emotions in her eyes. This moment was not like going through child birth... but it was just like going through child birth. Claire might just have gotten a bigger present in Gretchen being her mom than we got in her being our daughter. -Lance

3 comments:

AUNRT SANDY said...

THIS IS THE MOST AWSOME PICTURE. CLAIRE WILL CHERISH THIS PICTURE ALL HER LIFE WHEN SHE GETS OLDER. YOU GUYS ARE VERY SPECIAL PEOPLE. YOU HAVE KEPT US SO UP TO DATE WITH YOUR BLOG AND MADE US ALL A PART OF IT. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THAT. IT IS ALMOST LIKE WE WERE THERE TOO AT TIMES. I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH I CANNOT WAIT TILL YOU GET HOME. AUNT SANDY

Anonymous said...

It is 10;30pm Sunday night and I had to check the blog before we went to bed. I am so very glad I did. The new picture of Gretch and Claire is one of the most loving and emotional pictures I have ever seen. It is like you can see all the worry, stress, and frustration that you both have been going through for so long just pouring out in an instant in Gretch's face, and the relief, such relief!!! Ya'll are definitely as much of a gift to Claire as Claire is to you--to all of us. All our love, Mom and Dad H.

Anonymous said...

This is one of the most touching pictures I have ever seen. Lance, you so eloquently and elegantly stated the love in your and Gretchen's hearts. Your words are such a tribute to Gretchen and yourself. I am moved to tears every time I see this picture and read about such a special moment in your lives. Thanks for sharing.
Betty Keith