4 years ago at an old adoption forum I stumbled upon a long and heart wrenching thread of a then stranger, now friend, going through a horribly difficult time of loss. Her words came back to haunt me because her story, in many ways, mirrored what our own family would go through a year or two later with Princess J.
Then just before Christmas she started a new thread annoucing that surprisingly her and her family would meet a beautiful, although very sick, little Princess. For over a year we celebrated along side Cobb and her husband the little one's triumphs and set backs. We celebrated as she grew strong enough to leave the hospital. Strong enough to grow, walk, talk and eventually even EAT.
If you can ever love a child you have never met, we all learned to love Cobb's daughter (well both in fact!).
Today, finally, Cobb finalized the adoption of two of her new daughters and I celebrate with my long lost friend!
Congratulations to ALL your family Cobb. I can't wait to see more pictures!