welcoming baby finn

Earlier this year we welcomed our little baby boy, Whitman Finn Wade, into the world. To merely say that our lives changed would be an understatement. Colby, River, (even Hank), and I were waiting anxiously to meet our babe and find out if it was a boy or a girl. When Colby told me the news as he entered into his arms all I could say was, "My sweet boy, my sweet baby boy..."
It's funny how you can paint a picture of the future in your mind and think you are headed for a certain path -- Colby and I were both convinced we were having a girl -- and then when that picture turns out to be different, you realize it was in your heart that way all along. I am excited beyond words to spend my life raising two beautiful, caring, strong, loving boys.

So, with that said, I'll leave you photos of the beginning of this new adventure...

If one feels the need of something grand, something infinite, something that makes one feel aware of God, one need not go far to find it. I think that I see something deeper, more infinite, more eternal than the ocean, in the expression of the eyes of a little baby when it wakes in the morning and coos or laughs because it sees the sun shining on its cradle.
  - Vincent van Gogh

The afternoon that we were able to introduce Finn to River will be one of the happiest days of my life. Finn presented River with a couple small gifts and River was able to give Finn his FiFi (a little giraffe lovey similar to his puppy). Their journey thus far has been challenging but awesome. River is learning what it means to be gentle and Finn is learning not to pull hair, but regardless they are on this adventure together and I am so excited to help them and watch them cultivate a relationship with each other.

Finn has been such a joy and every day I am reminded of the beautiful, breathtaking, heartbreaking, exhausting, and rewarding role that is motherhood.

Thank you to my friend Hannah for taking these beautiful photos.