This isn't the usual blog post ... but it's something we felt we needed to do.
Tonight as me & Craig was doing our usual evening jobs having a brew with my mum ... our door burst open & our friends and their kids burst into the kitchen.... balloons got thrown at us and party poppers fired away, I thought we was been robbed 🤣 ... I stood there wondering what the hell was happening 🤯 ... I couldn't work it out why they were all here? 🤔🙄
They then pass us a cake & a large box ( I still stood there confused) ... WELL .. to our surprise they had all been planning this for months, but we kept making plans and they couldn't seem to catch us at home 🤣... so tonight they finally managed it.
They had all decided to throw us a " pre adoption, baby/ child shower 🤩😍💙💜 ... HOW AMAZING ARE OUR FRIENDS 😍 .. my mum was even in on it.. hence why she said she would come to us .. ( sneaky cow 🤣) .
Inside the box was this .... a personalised book to tell our story before & after our adoption ( for our future child to see 🤩) and yes .. we cried 😭... there was also things for our holiday in a few weeks & also some personalised mugs and a Disney picture... every single thing means soo much 🤩. Also the cake was homemade, personalised and tasted amazing 💜💙😍. Mum , Ashleigh, kate, Danielle, Beth, Emma & Anna.. you guys are AMAZING 😍.
But this isn't just about just our friends.. this post is about everyone, from day one when we posted about starting the adoption, the support & love we have received has been phenomenal 💜💙, people who we have only just met , or people who we only know from social media have given us nothing but amazing comments and support. Now me & Craig have always said as long as we have each other then that would be enough, but we know this is never going to be the case, we feel we have you all 👌😍.. so far we've found this process quite easy, even going to all the meetings, the social worker visits etc .... but there has also been some upsetting times, and we knew this would happen. But we dust our selves off and carry on.
It's a very weird process adoption, because you go all the way through the stages, you wanna get excited, but deep down you stop yourself because it all boils down to panel, however amazing people say you are, it's still hard to get your hopes up, the day of panel cannot come quick enough for us , and we hope you all have your fingers and toes crossed on the 18th of December. We know we will be the best parents we can possibly be and after tonight we've realised just how lucky a child would be surrounded by all our family & friends.
Hopefully soon in the the near future we will be writing this blog, updating you all on our completed family .. but untill then .. WE THANK YOU for everything you are all doing to support us 💙💜