December 12, 2012

Approaching the one year mark

Shortly after the twins were born, Roy showed me a short video. The video was about a half minute long. All it showed was the road ahead of them as they drove into the city I live in.

To an outsider, the video would mean nothing. It shows a typical highway with other cars driving to their destination and tan highway sound barrier walls on each side. I think of this short clip every once in awhile, especially when I drive through that part of the city.

To me, this clip oozes anticipation. The anticipation of meeting their new son and daughter. The anticipation of parenthood. They were entering a new city they would call home for the next several weeks and they were on the verge of experiencing a huge life-changing event.

This was almost one year ago. Some days "one year ago" seems impossible (one year already?). Other days it feels like a lifetime ago. In November, the guys and I hit the 2 year anniversary of our first conversation. It surely does not feel like two years has passed. All of this happened in just two years? That feels crazy.

As we approach the celebration of Ella and Ely's first year, I want to take another moment to tell Roy and Avner... how grateful I am you choose me to take this journey with. Thank you for staying in contact with me and allowing me to be part of your lives. Many hugs and kisses!


  1. I can't believe it is almost a year either. What a wonderful post. So sweet.

  2. wow....
    I am moved....
    you are an amazing person and I feel so lucky that we have met.