If you have been reading here for any length of time you will know from previous years that one of my most treasured things to pull out of the Christmas bins every year are the stockings that Mark's grandmother lovingly knit for each one of us. Each unique and different just like all of us. When Naomi came home, at some point I realized that she wouldn't have a stocking since Mark's grandmother had passed away shortly before Naomi was born. A little detail that to some would be inconsequential but to me was very important. As Christmas started getting closer I approached a lady that attends the same service as us who I knew was an accomplished knitter and asked her if she would be willing to work with me on knitting a stocking. As we talked and I looked at the craziness of my life I realized there was no way I was going to find any time to try and knit. Especially a project of that magnitude. After I finally contacted her and said it would be a no go for this year but maybe we could work on it after Christmas she offered to just do it for us. It was done so similarly as all the rest. The colors and pattern were a surprise just like all the rest. It was knit with love just like all the rest. She specifically knit hearts on the stocking to symbolize love. Do you see them? Naomi's stocking is all the way on the left. If you look you will see the hearts. Naomi was prayed for as Amy knit. What more could you ask for? Small details that were unspoken but God knew they were tucked away in my heart. And He blessed us through Amy! Thank you from the bottoms of our hearts Amy! For loving us, for loving our baby girl and giving us this beautiful gift!
We are waiting for one more thing to go through for Naomi's adoption but as of now on December 18th at 8:30 in the morning we will be standing before a judge giving our affirmation that we do indeed want to follow through with the intent of adoption that was filed. What a beautiful and lovely Christmas gift to our family!